When you look at it, a to-do list shouldn't have a big learning curve. You should just be able to use it right away because in the grand scheme of things, the to-do list itself is not important. It's the tasks that are listed on it that are important.
A productivity tool does come handy. That's for sure. But which one to use? This is the question we'll answer today. Let's have a look at all 5 tools, their strong and weak sides, their purpose, their level of simplicity, their ease of use, their feature-richness, their GTD-friendliness, and their (assumed) target group of users.
Not every day is mighty productive ... I'm sure you can relate to this. Sometimes you just don't feel like doing anything valuable even though you know you should. Being able to come to work with the same amount of productivity in you every day is next to impossible...
A couple of months ago I wrote a post called "1 Simple Graph is the Secret to Success in Getting Things Done," and I must admit... I wasn't entirely honest with you. That one graph is not the only secret to success in GTD. Unfortunately; it's a bit more complicated.
If you think you don't have the time to read books, then you should read "Getting Things Done" by David Allen, and you will have the time for everything. This book changes lives and sets people free, just like they were children again.