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A comparison of the best GTD apps, some exciting news about our Things course, and more

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Things vs OmniFocus vs Todoist: A Comparison of the Best GTD and Productivity Apps »

Things vs OmniFocus vs Todoist: A Comparison of the Best GTD and Productivity Apps

With so many excellent task management apps to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is the best fit. We’ve compared the top three productivity apps to help you decide.

Sahil Parikh’s Mac, iPhone, and Watch setup »

Sahil Parikh’s Mac, iPhone, and Watch setup

Sahil Parikh is a husband, father, and the founder of Brightpod (a web-based project management & time tracking software for digital marketing teams), as well as an author and avid golfer.

Coming Next Week: Our New Productivity Course, All the Things »

Our brand new course, All the Things, launches in just one week.

We’ve been hinting at it over the past month, and we’re now ready to share the actual launch date: Tuesday, February 13.

This is, by far, the most comprehensive training we have ever done here at The Sweet Setup. It is focused entirely on productivity and task management, and there is quite a bit more to it than just the tutorials for mastering Things 3. This course will give you some great tips and tricks for fine-tuning your task management and daily focus.

A Look at My Hybrid Productivity Method — Using Both Analog and Digital for Task Management »

There is a sort of inefficiency that comes with using both digital and analog tools for managing your tasks and your day. And that inefficiency is a feature, not a bug.

I have a “hybrid” productivity system that I’ve been using for about five years now, and it works very well for me.

I call it the Hybrid Method because it combines digital and analog. I use Things (digital) and a Baron Fig notebook (analog).

OopsieThings: My Most-Used AppleScript for Things on Mac »

This used to happen to me on a regular basis: I would hit the hotkey to bring up the Things Quick Entry window… but nothing would happen.

After waiting a few seconds wondering where it was, I’d realize that Things wasn’t even running. So, I would then launch Things, let it load, and then hit the quick entry hotkey once again to capture that initial task.

Now, I let my computer do the thinking for me in those moments. I created a script that takes care of all this and I call it OopsieThings.

​Focus on your writing — anytime, anywhere (Sponsor) »

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Ulysses is a writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone. It offers a distraction-free writing environment, so you can focus on what you want to say. Ulysses’ unified library holds everything you’ll ever write, and is equipped with the right tools for managing writing projects of all sizes and ambitions. With iCloud, all your texts sync back and forth between all connected devices, so you can work wherever you are, and whenever inspiration hits. And once you’re finished, Ulysses can transform your texts into almost anything: a PDF, a Word document, an eBook… You can even publish directly to your WordPress and Medium accounts.

Winner of an Apple Design Award in 2016, Ulysses is used and loved by authors, bloggers, journalists and academics from all over the world.

The Sweet Setup readers are entitled to use Ulysses 3 months for free — follow this link to claim the special offer!

Our thanks to Ulysses for sponsoring the site this week!