Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Lack of momentum

There's not been much going on with MonkeyGTD. I just wanted to let you know I'm still here and hope to get back into it soon. Thanks for being patient. You can expect the next update to be based on TW 2.2 and to have the "go faster" enhancements built in.

Update 12-Jun-07
Wow, thanks for all the kind words. Much appreciated.

24 Comments:

Anonymous Marty Backe said...

Can't wait.

I've been using the latest alpha release for some time now. I depend on it on a daily basis.

Thanks for the energy you put into this!

9:02 AM PDT  
Blogger DougTech said...

Thanks for the update. I also use it daily. Any speed improvements would be appreciated.

Your tool helps keep my life sane. Thanks again.

10:36 AM PDT  
Blogger Doug Kyle said...

thanks for all the work so far!!

One thought for future... a nag feature.

my scenario: I'm in IT but interface with a lot of sales people. I find that a couple of them need to be nagged to get things done. I.e. with a deadline of June 30, I'll set up ticklers for May 15, May 30, June 15... to ensure I'm chasing them down.

As soon as I make contact with them, I process the tickler. This doesn't mean it's done though and so I wait for the next tickler to check in on them again. It would be great if I had a way to either Process a tickler (which is currently how it is set up) or Process all ticklers in a series (sub-ticklers?).

just brainstorming... I'm on alpha r91 and greatly appreciate how much it helps organize my day!

10:40 AM PDT  
Blogger Harsh said...

Great work on MonkeyGTD! (both 1.0 and 2.1).

I have recently upgraded to 2.1 and one of the features I miss in the dashboard is the contexts and projects, and especially the task counts after that. With those in place, I could easily see how many calls I had to make, how many emails I had to write etc. I know it's very easy to bring back the context and projects to the dashboard, but I have been unsuccessful in getting the task count to work.

Any suggestions?

2:11 PM PDT  
Anonymous Blue Lander said...

Thanks for the update simon. I'm a big fan of your work and glad to hear you're still around.

2:47 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm using 2.1 and love it. Thanks for all that great energy and work you are putting into this!

1:13 AM PDT  
Blogger schilke said...

just wanted to slip in for a "hi - I am still watching this, Simon" plus a "me too!" regarding the bunch of honours here and a "my wishes still are calendar integration and staleness"...

...and after playing with your "devtest" tiddler I can't wait to see the official speed improvements...

Keep on waisting your time with this - you're straight on your way to earn a star on the boulevard...

2:50 AM PDT  
Blogger lyngaaskhan said...

Good to hear from you, Simon. I eagerly await the next release, alpha or otherwise.

Thanks for all of your work.

1:45 PM PDT  
Blogger Andrew Codrington said...

Thanks for the update Simon!

Here's one more voice cheering.
R91 is entirely usable, and I do use it daily both 'live' in a browser and as a tool to print lists.

That said, I'm looking forward to speed improvements and any other candy you throw in next round!

8:19 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You lazy bum! What are we paying you for ?!?

:-)

6:08 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more comment of appreciation. I'm using 2.1 to track my 100+ tasks and I'm really happy with it.

At a recent GTD seminar, I saw that David Allen is having an additional column called "due date" beside his tasks. This might make it easier to deal with really long lists.

12:20 PM PDT  
Blogger schilke said...

> additional column called "due date"

a fixed due date could easily be handeled by a tickler (an action can easily be converted into a tickler by one mouseclick)...

Instead I am really focused on some kind of "staleness" of actions for all that collected stuff between future actions and S/M (and even _for_ S/M stuff) - everything where review is just sucking time...

12:04 AM PDT  
Blogger Rich Niolon said...

I love it too and have found it easier to tweak this to exactly what I want, as I couldn't possibly start clean and build something this good.

One thing I've done is create new tasks, but remove the "next" tag. They show up in the left column of the projects page under "waiting for". I stuck a label "Reference" there and use MonkeyGTD to store my tasks and reference information I need and reuse for different tasks. I couldn't keep up with the amount of info I have to track and sue otherwise.

AND... I got to turn someone else onto it... they were amazed!

So...thanks for all your work on this!
Rich

8:12 PM PDT  
Blogger Doug said...

Monkey GTD is great!

I'm writting some add-ons for managing my email and links to files on my disk drive.
I'm also making some syntactic sugar for macros to save typing - I'm naming it Chocolate_Banana ;-)

Cheers,

Doug

6:45 AM PDT  
Blogger schilke said...

@doug: and are you planning to share your Chocolate_Banana with us sometimes? ;-)

4:09 AM PDT  
Anonymous Aniruddha said...

Looking forward to see the latest version moving towards stable :)

3:22 PM PDT  
Blogger Steve said...

Keep up the good work on a great invention. I'm still watching the blog too. Hope everyone is aware of Merlin Mann's podcast/site/work with David Allen. I apply what he talks about to MonkeyGTD. As soon as I can learn to "prune mercilessly" like Merlin I'll be in good shape.

Thanks to Simon & crew!

7:20 AM PDT  
Blogger DocKraz said...

Simon -

I just wanted to add my thanks to the others. I depend on this product on a daily basis, and it definitely helps keep me organized.

8:48 AM PDT  
Blogger Shawn said...

any updates to this?

6:23 PM PDT  
Blogger designzf said...

Let me jump on the praise bandwagon... Simon has designed by far the best GTD app out there, and I can't wait for the Alpha to move to release.

It's beautiful and simple, and so much more of a pleasure to use than Tracks.

9:43 PM PDT  
Anonymous Robert Karbowiak said...

I use MonkeyGTD 2.1 every day, right now it's one of my most important tools at work and in private life.

Thank you for your work Simon!

10:34 PM PDT  
Blogger Andrew Codrington said...

Hey Simon,
I noticed a Paypal Donate badge in the latest MPTW template.

[It didn't seem to work for me, your name wasn't populated on the paypal form.]

Anyway, any thoughts of putting a similar badge here on the MonkeyGTD Blog site?

It might not cause an avalanche of donations, but I think at least a few MGTD users would be willing to thank you for such a useful tool with a few bucks. MGTD has a direct impact on people's sanity, and that's got to be worth something!

Cheers,
Andrew

7:29 AM PDT  
Blogger Mick said...

I think it's great, and really enjoy using it.

9:47 PM PDT  
Blogger Geir said...

Thanks for all this great work, you have built an amazing tool which I utilize every day. Just quickly two suggestions, when you create a sub-project in a project I would find it very beneficial if a link between the "Master" project and the sub project was displayed in review tiddler. Like project then the actions for master project, followed by sub project and its actions. at present it is displayed as just another project.

Also when you review projects by area, which I do sometimes, it would be great if completed projects were not shown.

Absolutely love your work, couldn't leave without it

10:45 AM PDT  

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