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SaveYourDay’s inbox

The inbox has a central role in GTD theory. You can compare it to the inbox in an email program. All incoming information shall be collected and either closed directly or temporarily land in your inbox. Note that the inbox is not a permanent place for tasks and information, the data should be moved as soon as possible.

One of the key messages of GTD is to limit the number of mailboxes to an absolute minimum. The objective is to make it possible for you to get full control of your situation and daily life. So, you should not simultaneously have a notebook with to-do tasks, an app with to-do tasks and meeting minutes with additional to-do tasks.

SaveYourDay‘s inbox is where all tasks and information not belonging to a list are placed. It always opens when clicking on “MY LISTS”.

Here you can quickly enter tasks without adding it to a certain list, context or tag. Tasks will also end up in the inbox when you send an email with your task to SaveYourDay, enter a task in the context view without specifying list, or if you enter a task in one of the smart overviews, for example “Within 7 days”. As long as you do not actively choose a list, the task can always be found in the inbox.

Flow chart – inspired by GTD

The following simple flow chart, as always – inspired by GTD, shows how you can work with your data in SaveYourDay:

  • Collect – In GTD theory it is very important to collect all data into one single place, the so-called inbox. Preferably you have only a digital inbox, but in some cases you also need a physical inbox.
  • Sort – Make quick decisions about what should be done with each task: Do it now, Do it later, Save for the future or Throw away? One of the basic ideas behind GTD is make these quick decisions in order to work more efficient
  • Do it now – Tasks that should be done immediately. All tasks that can be performed in less than two minutes should be closed at once and never be moved to a to-do list.
  • Do it later – Tasks to be noted in a to-do list. It is important that the “next step”, what exactly should you do next, is defined.
  • Save for later – Tasks and information to be saved for future use. Move to any list of your choice.
  • Throw away – Tasks that are not relevant and should be discarded. Always discard as much as possible to avoid cluttered views and too much details!

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Inspiration from Getting Things Done

This inspiration and ideas behind SaveYourDay has been heavily influenced by Getting Things Done (GTD). David Allen, the original thinker behind GTD, has to-do lists as starting point to be able to work quickly and efficiently.

The purpose of GTD is simple: to get more done and to reduce stress at the same time. It may sound like a paradox, but using an external system instead of having all loose ends in your head, makes it a lot easier to relax and be present.

David Allen wrote a classic in the genre of personal effectiveness, “Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” (2001). The book is relatively wordy for being a book about efficiency, but if you are interested in a comprehensive review of the methodology, it is well worth reading.

What are lists and tasks?

SaveYourDay have a broader view of lists than the typical to-do list. A list can contain both the to-do tasks, as well as nice-to-have notes that have a habit of disappearing. For example, the color code to the newly painted room or different book recommendations. In case you forget in which list the task was stored, you can quickly access your note again by using the powerful search function.

Examples of private lists:

  • To-do lists
  • Shopping lists
  • Packing lists
  • House renovation projects
  • This week’s menu
  • Good ideas to save for later
  • Book recommendations
  • Color codes on domestic paint
  • Gardening lists
  • Wish lists

Examples of professional lists:

  • To-do list / Action list
  • List of projects
  • Meeting agendas
  • Dates for tax declaration to authorities
  • – Instructions
  • Checklists

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