How To Be A Productivity Ninja - With Pocket Informant

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How do you stay on top of the demands of today’s fast-moving world?
With a philosophy, and a suite of tools: Productivity Ninja thinking, tied to the power of Pocket Informant, helps you manage a high work load, get stuff done and have no stress.
Matthew Brown is a coach and productivity practitioner, who has worked with companies, schools and charities, delivering high productivity and low stre More

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About Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown is a Productivity Ninja at Think Productive.
Aside from his interest in Productivity, Matthew is an adventurer, percussionist and writer, obsessive/compulsive doer of cryptic crosswords and iPhone geek.
He also an evangelist for real ale and light exercise, and lives in Wiltshire, UK, where he drives a 1949 Harley Davidson very carefully.

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Kim Callis reviewed on on Sep. 18, 2013

To a certain degree I must agree with S. Sam that with PI 3, we have lost the "GTD" mode available in previous versions. This fact doesn't minimize the reading of this ebook.
GTD is a way of life and a near lifestyle. I can remember doing GTD with 3x5 cards, so it just takes just a little creativity to make it work in 3.0.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
John :Vice reviewed on on May 22, 2013

This book has two parts: (1) a condensed guide to the Getting Things Done (GTD) system and (2) its application to the PocketInformant ap. This 1-2 combination is the Productivity Ninja methodology. As a major adherent to GTD, I picked up a few points to refining my use of it. Likewise, as a PocketInformant user, I had a few “a-has” on how to better utilize this ap.
The iOS in the title is a misnomer as I found everything in the book is valid using PocketInformant’s (discontinued) BlackBerry version. My next phone will be an Android and I will definitely be side-grading to PocketInformant for Android and continue using Matthew Brown’s Productivity Ninja methods!
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
S Sam reviewed on on May 21, 2013
(no rating)
Into a couple of pages, the author gives two important pre-set-up instructions to do Ninja productivity: 1) Turn on GTD, 2) Turn on Starred Task.

Number 1 can't be done. There is no GTD mode in PI 3.0 !!!

So you can strop reading here.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
John Holley reviewed on on Feb. 21, 2013

I've been a user of Pocket Informant for some time, but have long felt that I was making use of only a fraction of its (growing) capabilities. This book went a long ways toward unlocking some of that heretofore untapped potential in the app, and more importantly nudged me into a concerted effort to be more organized and productive in my personal life (I'm retired, so this does not apply to gainful employment). Just a couple of minor complaints about the book that mighty be taken care of in subsequent editions: Illustrations seem to favor iPad rather than iphone, and some actions that were illustrated in the ipad version of the app required figuring out on the iphone. The only other complaint has to do with the book's not telling you how to implement (in Pocket Informant) some of the less major suggestions for organizing tasks (e.g. how to set aside tasks where you are waiting for someone else to do their part). The usefulness of the book far outweighs these minor shortcomings, and it certainly delivers great value for the modest expenditure involved.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
tom jones reviewed on on Feb. 1, 2013

Just a few paragraphs into this little gem and I learned better use of PI
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Alex Kac reviewed on on Jan. 22, 2013

The book gives people a good idea how to use the design of Pocket Informant to start making their lives a bit more productive.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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