Marc Orchant, writing in the ZDNet Office Evolution Blog, shares his perspectives on Gyronix’s new GyroQ idea capture tool, from the perspective of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) system, of which he is a devotee. His assessment: GyroQ has become an indispensable part of his daily information processing routine:
"One of the challenges I’ve always wrestled with is keeping the processing and the doing separate. It’s all to easy to look at an item in your Inbox (or In-tray) and think, ‘I should really get after this right now.’ If you know GTD, you know that, the two-minute rule aside, that’s a bad idea that causes you to allow ‘stuff’ to remain unaddressed while you go chasing a particular thought down. There’s real rigor and discipline involved with keeping the two activities separate and discrete and, so far, I’m finding GyroQ helps enormously with that. Working from the In-tray map keeps my focus on processing "stuff" and provides less of an opportunity (or temptation) to leave items hanging around. When the map is empty, it’s clearly time to take action."
Marc likes the fact he can capture an idea without much of a break in his attention or momentum. It is truly a ubiquitous capture tool, which can be used to catch ideas and inspirations as they happen — and process them later.