GTDTiddlyWiki looks to be a useful tool that quite a few people are checking into. I spent some time with it last night and I’ve got to say, it’s pretty cool. I’ve got nothing more than a few initial impressions to share, but if you’re looking for more check out How are you using GTDTiddlyWiki? over at 43Folders.

My impressions:

* First thing you need to do: turn off animations under “Options”. I’m not sure why this is even in here, it adds nothing to the user experience that I can see. Other than that, it’s pretty easy to get around.
* No Safari support, but that’s not a huge deal.
* No server-side implementation. Well, I guess it won’t compete with Backpack. I don’t see this as a huge drawback.
* Since it’s a single file, the ability to have multiple files, for different projects or people for example, is nice.

4 Comments on GTDTiddlyWiki: First Impressions

  1. Darryl Ring says:

    I’ve been playing with it for a few days now, and it’s really quite neat.

    Being a Wiki, however, means that it has the same failings as any other Wiki for managing simple stuff.

    With Basecamp and Backpack–yes, I’m a 37signals whore!–you have very clear directions on how things work which generally leads to more work being done and less time being spent on organizing your list of things to get done.

    I can definately see its uses, though, and hope the 43 Folders post returns some interesting ones.

  2. Shaun Andrews says:

    I def see some very cool uses for it. I just started playing with it yesterday, but I’m going to be exploring it in depth this weekend. I could it see helping me to get things done!

  3. Andy says:

    Safari support not a big deal? Depends on whether you use Safari as your main browser. Nevermind, I’m not likely to use this anyway.

  4. charles says:

    this is my new saviour. I have been using other software which I liked but just wasn’t quite ‘it’. This would be it. I just need to add some calendar and alert functionality to it, and it will be compeltely perfect for the way I operate.

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