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Postby agismama » Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:07 pm

Just wanted to post a Thank you for this application.

I read GTD over a year ago and knew I had to find a way to implement it. My lists get way too long for me to handle in paper. I thought I was going to have to create my own database - which would have been much less functional than Thinking Rock.

I've been diagnosed with ADD - meaning I come up with way too many ideas of things to do or try.
I've also been diagnosed with OCD - meaning when I tried paper lists I spent way to much time trying to organize and reorganize so that I could look at themin different ways.
I've also been diagnosed with brain damage - meaning I often forget what seem to others to be second nature tasks.

None of these diagnoses was a big help. I already knew my brain was not working incredibly well and knowing why or the details didn't really make it work better.

Thinking Rock however can record all of my ideas - even the most over the top ones - and get them out of head, even when I know I'm just going to delete them in a couple of days. It can show me my lists in lots of different forms quickly, remind me of mudane things, and allow me to update and change things well after they're entered.

This tool is really changing my life - the impact of the reduced amount of stress is immesurable.

So, again, I just want to say thank you for sharing this.
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Postby airolg » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:11 pm

I felt a need to say thank you, too!

So, here goes, thanks for TR!!!
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Postby norby » Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:45 am

Me too!

Thank you!!!
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Postby PurpleFlux » Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:37 am

I too thank you. I've been looking for this program for some time now and I'm glad to find it.
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Postby DSM » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:50 pm

Yes -- thank you for putting this together. Once it has all the desired features, it will really be impressive!

What features would I want?
  • Recurring projects and tasks.
  • Flexible reporting options.
  • Flexible batch data input.
  • Interface with Outlook and Firefox/Thunderbird/Sunbird.
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Postby mrgadget » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:59 am

DSM wrote:What features would I want?
  • Recurring projects and tasks.
  • Flexible reporting options.
  • Flexible batch data input.
  • Interface with Outlook and Firefox/Thunderbird/Sunbird.


Would agree completely that these are critical especially the recurring items and some type of email interface since so many tasks are created from emails.

But nonetheless, a fantastic effort by the TR team in creating a truly great program!
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Postby rbmills » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:22 pm

Yes, thank you! I made a workable version of something similar that ran in a browser, using Javascript. But, I'm an amateur programmer with better things to do. It does make me realize how much work something like this takes.

Keep up the good work. I look forward to your improvements.
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Postby DSM » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:28 pm

rbmills wrote:I made a workable version of something similar that ran in a browser, using Javascript.


Have you seen TiddlyWiki and GTD TiddlyWiki?

rbmills wrote:But, I'm an amateur programmer with better things to do. It does make me realize how much work something like this takes.


Good point. And it's the reason I keep flitting back and forth between the various TiddlyWikis and ThinkingRock.
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Thanks!

Postby dewwalker » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:44 am

I was hoping someone would actually write an app that actually does GTD rather than a glorified task manager with tagging or a wiki thing. And in Java too! :D

Thanks again!
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Great app!

Postby gdm » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:26 pm

I have been trying to hack together something GTD-like using Microsquish Outlook for over a year now and had only limited success. I have tried various apps both for Windows and Palm.

This is a wonderful application. I like it so much I don't even care if I can get it onto my Palm (for now). Between TR and my Hipster PDA, I have it pretty much covered.

Thanks so much for bringing out this wonderful application. I await the sequel with bated breath!

Cheers.
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Postby macronencer » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:52 pm

Hi, just wanted to add my thanks too. This is a very nice app to use!

I am eagerly awaiting the addition of important features that are still missing, notably the Search feature - I note from the forum that this is expected soon. I am using TR in my job - something I usually don't risk with freeware - so that tells you how impressed I am.

Keep up the good work! I have some suggestions, which I'll post now in the other forum.
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Postby curran » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:35 pm

Thank you, thank, you, thank you!

I just downloaded this the other day and I was really surprised I hadn't heard of it before. I've been more-and-less using GTD since sometime in 2005, and I've tried several different implementations. The Hipster PDA works fine for personal life but I needed something more persistent for work.

IMHO, ThinkingRock works much better for me than:
-- pen and paper
-- excel spreadsheet
-- GTDTiddlyWiki
-- emacs planner-mode

for the following reasons:
-- the "paper" is inifinitely large ;) and you can insert anywhere
-- a NextAction can be tracked with respect to project AND context, without duplicating information
-- multiple views of the landscape, without being a contortionist
-- "done" items still exist, and you can show/hide them
-- pending items can be listed before they're actionable
-- storage in a text file (readable in case of tragedy, platform-independent, and even subject to version control if you wish)
-- nice look-and-feel

How has Merlin Mann not covered this wonderful app? Must spread the word...

Looking forward to the next release and the source release!

Again, thanks!
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