"The GTDĀ® methodology encourages to collect all inboxes into a trusted system in order to free your mind, process and organize everything and then review and do actions."

ThinkingRock has been designed to match the methodology flow:

  • Collect thoughts
  • Process thoughts
  • Organize thoughts into Projects, Actions, Reference Items, Someday/Maybe Items and Goals
  • Review Actions, mark them done and document them

No need to follow procedures to adapt ThinkingRock to the methodology!

ThinkingRock can become your trusted system:

  • Data is stored in one file which is backed up at every startup
  • A recovery file is kept to save your work in progress
  • Data is kept locally, i.e. not on the web

GTDĀ® Flow vs. ThinkingRock flow

Methodology - Collect, Process and Organize
ThinkingRock - Collect and Process

Collect stuff, empty inboxes
Collect thought
Process:

  • Is it actionable? Yes - Type of actions: do it, delegate it/waiting for, defer it, calendar
  • No - Delete, possible later actions, reference

Process thoughts:

  • first screen process into actionable: actions, projects, sub-projects
  • second screen process them into non-actionable: reference items, someday/maybe items or goals

Organize: If a stuff item requires more than one action, create a project
Process thoughts: create a new project or add action to an existing project

Methodology - Review and Do
ThinkingRock Review

Daily Review
Review actions with user defined tabs and filtering. Mark actions to done, re-schedule, update notes with timestamp, links
Weekly Review
Review projects: planning, auto-sequencing, reports

Methodology - Other concepts
ThinkingRock

6 Level Model: Life, 3-5 year vision, 1-2 year goals, areas of responsiibility, current projects, current actions
User defined goal levels, topics to cover area of responsibility, active projects, active actions
Tickle functionality
Someday/Maybe item with a tickle date when to re-appear on top of the unprocessed thoughts inbox
Context
Context with filtering and report
Priority, time, energy
Priority, time, energy criteria with filtering

See these flow diagrams

Please note that ThinkingRock is not affiliated with or endorsed by the David Allen Company.

About ThinkingRock

ThinkingRock is developed by Avente Pty Ltd, an Australian registered company.

ThinkingRock is not affiliated with or endorsed by the David Allen Company.

Getting Things Done® and GTD® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company.

Read more about the ThinkingRock team in this interview on the Netbeans website

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