I appreciate your reply, but, please allow me to disagree. I think why many fail at GTD, or think their systems fail them, is precisely because they are looking for automation.
The essence of GTD is the trusted capture system. PersonalBrain is perfect for this. Add a few macros, and it is always ready to grab what you throw at it, even if it isn't the foreground app. When it comes to daily reviews and planning, and the all important weekly review, this is where PersonalBrain simply needs a better method of finding what has been captured. All the software I've seen that is designed specifically to do GTD insists you plug things into their format. These are linear systems. PersonalBrain is non linear and works by causing you to use your wet brain and make decisions. We don't need a system to prioritize and move things forward with automation. We need a system that we can trust to capture all our thoughts and return them to us when we're planning and reviewing. PersonalBrain accomplishes the former and fails at the latter. I wish someone from TheBrain Technologies would respond to my emails, or this thread - even if just to say they don't know when or if they'll implement boolean searches on tags.
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