Thursday, November 16, 2006

My Favorite Tools - Day 1

I was recently informed that I'll be eligible for a new laptop during the next quarterly hardware order. I view this with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I know I'll enjoy the new dual-core technology, on the other hand, I hate having to start from scratch configuring all of the "non-corp" software I use to run my life.

So today I'm beginning a series to chronicle all of my favorite tools so I'll have a record of what I need to load. So here we go...

Day 1 - Sciral Consistency

I'm big into To Do lists and the whole David Allen GTD thing. The only problem with most to do lists is that they don't handle recurring tasks very well. Sciral Consistency provides a graphical way to view and sort all of the routine things you want to do, when you want to do them. It also allows you to set your own "grace" period for how long you give yourself to complete a task before you're tardy. It can also be used to simply track how many times you do something or something happens - like how often you go (or don't go) to the gym. Their site also offers some cool freebie calendars that you can print out. I rarely pay for utilities, but this one is worth it.


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