How hard could it be to build a single app to answer all of our productivity needs? Right now it seems that we use one app for reminders, another for the calendar, another for our project list, and so on. It just seems obvious that one app should do the trick, and how come David Allen hasn’t made it yet!
Well it turns out he tried. At the GTD Summit this summer, David told the group about this project. It was again shared on his blog.
“At the Summit I briefly shared a vision of the “ultimate GTD app” which consists of 19 pages of hand-drawn drafts of the screens I would want to use. I just said to myself, “Can I click F1 on my computer and get to a clear head?” I spent two days creating those screens. This was in 1994. “Since I drew these, we’ve invested in two serious attempts at producing a software product that would do it (or at least come close). Both ended in a “not yet” conclusion, after tremendous research in the tech and analysis of the market (one in the mid-1990s and the last in the mid-2010s.) “
David has now shared the drafts with the world in the hope that someone will crack the code and make the ultimate GTD app. Read the entire post on his blog to learn more.