Getting Things Done


Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done (GTD) is a popular task management system created by David Allen. Here at Asian Efficiency, we’ve experimented with multiple variants and versions of Getting Things Done, and here are some of the articles we have written, documenting our findings:

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Ja Long August 12, 2013 at 6:40PM

I’m a super, super, super HUGE FAN of GTD.

I have spent nearly 3 years, day by day to find an completely solution for the Personal Task Management. During that time, I tried hundreds of theory, GTD software (OmniFocus, Outlook, Google calendars, Mindjet Mindmanager, Mindjet ConnectAction, blah blah…), and even create a small software appllied Artificial Intelligent to get the optimum result.

When I found GTD, it solved more than 70% of hundreds of my question for this time-management problem. After figure out a complete realistic IT-system to implement that theory, it feels like I’m reborn :D

May be I’m too high when I talk about those feeling, but I’m really happy when finding someone that have the same consideration on this topic like you.

Nice to know this website and I’m hopefully to make friend with the owners of it.


Thanh Pham August 13, 2013 at 9:16PM

Welcome Ja! I’m happy to see you with us. Definitely explore the website and I think you’ll fall in love with us even more :)


Jeremy Murfitt September 2, 2013 at 3:35AM


I have been following GTD for about 5 years. Started with Steven Covey and moved to Dave Allen/GTD. Like thousands of others I have tried all sort of software and sometimes spend too much time looking at different solutions. Currently I am using IQTELL but am very keen on moving to Omnifocus AND to add to the complexity like what I have read about Agile. For the last month I have been setting the 3 things I want to achieve for the Month/Week/Day but keeping it simple, pen and paper. I simply select the key tasks that need progressing.

Whilst I understand that whatever route/system you use is personal do you have particular advice the better solutions are. I would be keen to hear if you favour GTD or Agile?




Thanh Pham September 2, 2013 at 11:05AM

Hi Jeremy,

We don’t have a personal favorite but we lean towards more of the approach that Agile Results takes than GTD – simply because it’s more goal-oriented and it’s very flexible.


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