What's behind the "getting things done" behavior?: Next Big Thing
Next Big Thing: What's behind the "getting things done" behavior?1:31 /
Brian Cooley looks at GTD or "getting things done" behavior, and some useful apps that might help you focus on results.
[MUSIC] GTD Syndrome, do you have it? And if so, should you do anything about it? I'm Brian Cooley from CNET, in search of the next big thing. GTD or getting things done syndrome. It really is the lifestyle mark of our age, isn't it? It means living your life around things like clearing your inbox, running your life by your calendar, Stay on top of social media constantly, being on top of text all the time, acknowledging and being present and doing a lot of it through lists and clearing all the time. If you feel like those behaviors and a quick sandwich at your desk thrown in are the majority of your life You're not alone. And among the ways it manifests itself is one crowd that goes after inbox zero where you feel like something's driving you nuts if you've got more than a few emails in your inbox. You wanna clear them all the time or feel like you're getting overwhelmed. Like there's a snowball coming your way, but others are lately turning to a new breed of apps and services that move you more toward results and less on emphasizing a crude checklist behavior. This more goal oriented view of tasks and projects can be seen in OmniFocus, Clear To do things and anydo all among this new breed. And others are finding there's a new balance in their lives between analog and digital. Between pen and paper where you work out ideas and get them a little more digested before you then commit them to keyboard and mouse. [MUSIC] Know what's next at CNET.com/NextBigThing. I'm Brian [UNKNOWN].