Higher order GTD (goals, horizons of focus, etc.)
So, I think your app currently has a lot going for it. But one of the things that I think would be worth thinking about is integrating the "Horizons of focus" aspect of GTD somehow. This is "higher order GTD" if you will.
This is what is referred to as the 30,000 to 50,000 feet level. Your app mostly goes up to the 20,000 levels (Actions, Projects, Areas of Responsibility).
So, it would be good if there some kind of an area where we can have place to enter notes on our Horizons of Focus:
50,000: Big picture view of things. Goals, visions, objectives, purpose and principles that drives one. This is the highest priority to orient one's perspective and life.
40,000: 3-5 year goals and vision
30,000: 1 to 2 year goal.
It would have a general purpose Notebook of some kind; a feature where you can enter notes such as References, etc.
Is there a separate request for a General Purpose Notebook in GTDNext?
I've got GTD implemented in a generic outliner tool (and I've previously done it using Evernote too) because I can always keep all my reference material there too!
I realise there's a philosophy of "do one thing and to it well" so GTDNext's answer might be "use GDocs/Evernote/etc" for you reference material but I think Reference material is a core concept of GTD. And personally I don't want stuff all over the net with a dozen tabs open and I want to keep my tagging and organisation system consistent so I like to have my Notes with Projects and Actions in the same system.
John Smith commented
Yes, I like this idea about putting Goals into each of your Areas.
I am also experimenting with add Tags to each of them "#10K" , "#20K. "#30K" (etc) as well in order to encourage me to look at them more often.
(To explain: starting with # puts them at the start of my list of tags)
AdminJames Titus (Co-Founder, GTD Next) commented
I think you can do this today. Just create a portion of your outline "Horizons of Focus" or "Goals". Under that outline you can create all your 50k ,30k, 40k items. Maybe do this in each area, or create a new area just for this purpose.
Then you can keep anything you want in each Horizon. Notes, long term projects, etc.
I know of one person who has his whole outline created in this fashion, all the way down to the 10k project and runway level. That's one of the powerful things about GTDNext, is that you have unlimited number of levels, but the next actions can be viewed separately to still allow for fast access to your runway to do items.
George M commented
*It would also be good to have a general purpose Notebook*....