Best GTD Software for Windows – Tudumo Review



I was supposed to take this session in the 5th edition of BarcampKerala, but unfortunately I was not able to due to many reasons. I started using Tudumo some months back and it has literally changed the way I think of work and its pressures. Wait a minute, pressure? what pressure!

How would you feel to have no reminders in your head and when you sit down in front of your desktop, have a list of things you have to do. It makes life so easy! Just complete the task and press “done”!

Getting Things Done is a awesome concept which I constantly apply in daily life. It is a pretty lengthy ebook, but the core lesson I took from it is this:

You need to complete project A. So, what is the final output expected? Got it? Ok, what is the next step to that output?

One major mistake that most people do with their todo list is to keep adding “projects” as “todo”. Confused? The best example would be “File IT Returns 2009“. It is a project in itself. The todos inside it would be “Get bank statements“, “Get receipts and bills for deduction of expenses“, “Fill up form“, “Visit Accountant” and the like.

Tudumo, created with the right GTD concepts in mind is a awesome tool which lets you do this. You have different states for each of these todos.I use the following very often –

  • Next Action – To get to the output
  • On Hold – Due to a particular block or awaiting results of something in future.
  • Done  – Completed!

Next you have Tags which is essentially another way to categorize your actions under different projects. I usually have a few tags like @phone @email @daily and @out which will let me filter actions I need to complete when I am near the phone or in my inbox or while going out.

In all, Tudumo is a excellent software which helps you get organized with your tasks on your desktop. Check out the screenshots and you can try out Tudumo for 60 days. I can safely assume that Tudumo has helped increase my productivity by a million times!

I will try and cover the productivity and work flow management tools we use at ayruz soon 🙂 Till then, let me know your favored tools and tips in the comments!

Thoughts? Questions?

10 responses to “Best GTD Software for Windows – Tudumo Review”

  1. Mr. Infinite Avatar

    Tudomo is cool, as you recommended i started using it, I manage my activities with it…

  2. Niyaz Avatar

    Our friend Binny has developed a web based open source todo list manager. You may want to check it out:

  3. Anand Avatar

    I have used the same. But I was searching for a desktop companion for my todo becuase my browser is usually filled with all kinda stuff 🙂

    @Niju, It is the best!

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  5. Dan Avatar

    For implementing GTD you can use this web-based application:

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A mobile version is available too.

    1. Anand Avatar

      I dnt use web based Todo lists because I feel much more comfy using a desktop version.

  6. Nihar Avatar

    Great find…

    WIll definitely check this out…

  7. Richard Avatar

    Thanks for the great review, Anand! I’ve linked to your post from I’m finishing up some of the sync work now so soon you’ll have your gtd actions on the server – just in case you’re not in the office, or you use multiple computers.

    Hope the blogging conference went well – sounds like you’re growing from strength to strength!

  8. Sriram Avatar

    Best one I have come across is thinkingrock –

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