What’s Best Next is a book on how to be productive and get things done from a gospel-centered perspective. In one sense, it’s like David Allen’s Getting Things Done, but within a Christian worldview.
I say “in one sense” because I didn’t just restate Getting Things Done with a few Bible verses added on. That would have been quite lame! While I love GTD, I talk about my own struggles with it and lay out an updated approach that I’ve found to be simpler—while affirming all of the massive good in GTD and its basic framework.
Most importantly, this approach is based in an explicitly Christian worldview so that we can understand the great meaning in our work and have a vision for why productivity even matters at all. Then, within that framework, I give a practical approach for increasing our productivity in every area of life.
As part of the stewardship of my own gifts (and tackling lots of weaknesses) here’s my current toolbox of software/apps for getting things done and keeping me on track:
- EVERY DAY:
- Mac desktop: Apple iCloud stuff: Calendar, Mail, Contacts, Notes, iTunes
- iPhone: Fantastical
- Google Chrome browser, Google Drive (our church uses Google apps)
- Sibelius 7 (music typesetting software)
- Mac/iPhone: Todoist (really flexible and powerful GTD program)
- ESV Online
- Web app: AirTable (database with great collaboration tools)
- Planning Center Online
- ALMOST EVERY DAY:
- ONCE A WEEK OR SO:
What tools do you use?