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Roy Revelt

Thank you for sharing. I'm somewhat scared of complex to-do trackers as from my experience, they end up being to-do idea dumps (last-one being Wunderlist, what a list I had — then I got fed up and deleted everything — bliss). So far, what really worked for me was Stickies technique I learnt from robertheaton.com/2014/07/21/how-to.... For example, here is my today's list — first three to do (ideally).

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The idea is, Stickies makes you keep the list short and thus, workable. Then, SimpleNote (alternative to Notational Velocity) keeps all notes, and Anki spaced repetition cards (for both words in foreign languages and Tech bits) ensures I don't forget. With regards to Pomodoro etc, they don't work for me. If I'm into something, I have to be 100% into it ("hell yeah" rule). If I don't feel like it, I don't force myself and instead go to do something exciting. Always, when I come back, procrastination is gone. Osho was teaching along those lines, to embrace it and watch how it goes away.

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And what is why mobile sync? And does is also works on windows? I already have anki so I think I could just use the microsoft sticky notes app then. Is it just plain text? And what do you think about get things done (gtd), there you have an inbox etc.

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Roy Revelt

I don't know, Stickies don't need to sync with mobile, they are for "computer" tasks. And yes, they're plain text. GTD is over-engineered imho. Did it work for you? Btw, Idaesbasic is impressive! I guess, all depends on one's situation.

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Yes, it depends on the situation. I think I will contuine the development of idaesbasic in some days, as I now worked on a private game dev project I will release in some years, close source. I think I will add time tracking to idaesbasic, but you can disable if you want.

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I try to create an integration for superproductivity, so users could use a mobile client with it, as it also runs on mobile, that idaesbasic cant. github.com/johannesjo/super-produc...