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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A new year with new possibilities!

Have you been giving any new year’s resolutions or set any targets for 2013? Or would you never do such things, as it always only gives you a bad conscience? Whatever you have in mind or plan to do, many of us have an urge to get more free time to spend with family, friends, hobbies and other things that makes life good.

SaveYourDay is the tool that helps you meet your targets and objectives independently if it is to get the ordinary day to day life to run smoother, or if it is to get away on the since long planned vacation trip.If you are not a list lover, but long for better control – try to create a list for one single project only, for example your bathroom refurbishment.

Are you a list lover, but prefers handwritten notes? Try putting down all your everyday life tasks and experience how easy you can tick off and rearrange instead of spending hours rewriting the lists. If you want to have a paper list, print it! If you already tested other list tools and got weary, give SaveYourDay a chance! It is simple and neat tool that gives you the needed overview. With SaveYourDay you can create realistic lists using our smart features, such as “Move deadline one day ahead” or “Postpone until next week”.

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