W00T – Empty Inbox. Thanks GTDinbox

I'm so happy to be using GTDinbox, the first time I tried it it sucked. Now its a lot better. Great job on helping me keep my inbox clean and lean.

I've been a big fan of the GTD methodology (see What is GTD, and GTD on Wikipedia). I can't say that I've mastered it, but it works when you actually follow through. My problem is procrastination, or short attention span to things I don't really want to do.

But I'm working on it... One of the tools I've been using lately with great success is GTDinbox. I would like to tell you more about it soon (see the procrastination creeping in?). But in the meantime, I just felt like saying thanks to GTDinbox for helping me keep a Clean inbox with such little effort! Great job with this awesome plugin.

Look at this nice shinny clean inbox...


  1. Nice. I’ve kept a clean Inbox now for a few months now. It was tough in the beginning, but really appreciate it now. If it’s in the Inbox, something needs to be done.

  2. Thanks David!

    Very cool, the GTD thing treats the inbox strictly as “incoming hub” so theoretically nothing should be there after you’ve looked at it. The idea is, you get the message, and if its something you can do in less than 2 min, do it. Otherwise process it based on context and action (eg, “at the office” “do this next”) type of thing.

    So in my case, an empty inbox doesn’t mean I’m done. It means I’m done sorting out the stuff I have to do for the day/week/month, and where I need to do it, office, home, shop, errands. After my inbox is clean, I move to “next action” for the context I need to work on next. I’ll explain this in an upcoming post.

    Whichever method you use (work of inbox, or work of contexts & actions) keeping an inbox clean will help you keep your sanity, especially when you get 300+ messages a day.

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