A set of 21 forms (all 2up) which should be of use to teachers who are implementing a GTD system on their work- and home life. Includes a number of GTD pages, plus school specific items (Dayplan, student records, anecdotals, etc.)
1. Today's NA (stuff to do today)
2. Class Checklist (ensure everything's handed in)
3. @ marking (remember what you need to mark, record, and return)
4. student records (record marks; take attendance)
5. communication (record communication with parents; file later)
6. anecdotal (keeping tabs/observations on a student; file later)
7. dayplan (self explanatory)
8. lesson planning (for actually planning/preparing for lessons)
9. @waiting on (2 kinds: one for borrowed stuff; one for work)
10. unit sequence (for recording what order things were done ... for next year purposes)
11. assorted GTD type pages with various self-explanatory contexts (@recon=errands ... it sounds more like what teachers do; @thinking about = someday/maybe ... has a more 'positive' sound to it)
12. A sheet of mini next action cards (to be sliced up and kept as a mini-hipster, for those times you don't have your little binder with you)
Using the Widget Kit, I've put together a German tasks and contacts page which can be assigned to a given date.
This template is for those people who want or have to do their tasks and have to contact people at a certain date. Parallel use of a calendar is recommended.
Right hand margin page with Next Action, Waiting For, Projects and Someday/Maybe.
Based on the 0.6 Widget Kit.
There is not a whole lot of space here, esp. for projects, but that is on purpose. If I try to do more then 6 or 7 projects at a time I am going to drop things.
There are no labels for the columns on this page. I generally use the the right hand next action for a project or location code if needed. I use the left-most column under Waiting For to note progress and the right-most for a date, sometimes the other is useful for a project code or the like. I use the left-most column under projects for a project code.
Designed to be used with my 2006 weekly planner pages with dates. Formatted for a right hand margin, two per standard size letter pages and two pages with only one form per page.
I think many first-timers to this site trip across something very confusing. They want to learn how to set up a Hipster PDA using the D*I*Y Planner templates, but the forms are so flexible (or, if you would, "non-exact") that such a thing isn't immediately obvious. This is by design, I'm afraid: I believe in trying to create templates that allow people to create hPDAs to suit their own lifestyles and system. And therein lies the problem... how can people get started if they have no idea how to use the cards or build a stack in the first place?
So look at this post as a little guide to implementing a simple Hipster PDA that might be used for David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity methods. And simple is the operative word here. As you use it, you'll find quite a number of ways to modify the system for your own use and circumstances. So don't take this as gospel, only a starting point.
Ten of my most used classic templates converted to filofax size (3.75 x 6.75), with a few additions. Even pages are the backside of the odd pages. Two separate templates per page.
These pages are my most commonly used pages from the classic version, with a few additions. They include registration and crop marks.
A bunch of Allen's GTD lists designed to fit a Filofax Personal Organiser. The size is 95mm x 171mm or 3 3/4" x 6 3/4". Designed for 2-up on both A4 and letter-size paper.
[Links updated 2008 19 03]
I recently switched from a PDA to a Filofax Personal. I find it very useful, but the refills were too poor to fit my needs.
So I made my own implementation of Allen's GTD. It is certainly not a complete set, but you'll get a bunch of '@lists' and a few others stuffs as well that I use daily. I don't think there is a need to explain how to use them ;-)
Now, there is also a few 'Project' pages which are quite specific to my needs : I work in a publishing company (monthly computer booklets), I needed a simple way to keep track of the tens of projects I am working on (as an author or as... sorry I do not know the English word : directeur de collection). Each project/book have one or more pages in wich I log every events in the notes section plus the date in the small left column. This way I keep track of the work from the begininng to the end. It is also very useful to give my boss a clear summary of all the work in progress, what is OK and what went wrong : I just need to browse trough the pages.
The PDF is designed to print 2-up on A4 paper. You will find a Letter version of the PDF (Filofax Personal templates) here :
Note that I was not able to test the printing of the Letter PDF (don't have any paper of that size).
Templates are designed to print both sides, there is space reserved for the holes, I use an Exatime '6 hole punch' (#18243 is the only ref. on its box) that fit perfectly.
I print on a B&W laser (no inkjet testing) on 60gr Clairefontaine A4 paper, which is almost as thin as the original filofax refills :)
Using the Widget Kit, I've put together a Next Actions page with a narrower rule, and without shading. I also dropped the PR box as well as the Designated To box, since I never make use of either.
This template is for those with printers that dislike shading, and for those with smaller handwriting tendencies like myself.
This is a slight adaptation on the spectacular DIY Planner templates designed to be used with a Moleskine journal. They print 4 to a page.
I use these by printing and then cutting them. Then I tape the important ones as pages in my Moleskine and just place extras in the pocket.