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The improvements make DayMap even more of an invaluable product, not only for getting work done but for adding a unique corkboard capability to your GTD toolkit. In fact, DayMap works totally when you think of the tasks as being index cards that you can post and repost and duplicate and repeat according to a very intuitive set of rules. It's the best implementation of the Planner Pad calendars which grokked GTD before it was an acronym. It illuminates at a high level perspective that you must be in command of your data and not let it become too automated, whatever the systems you wind up using. I wish there were a version for Chrome which I am using on the road. DayMap crashed once before getting up and running, but is running okay since. I would back up data and save old version just to be safe. It may have just been a hiccough. The improvements are good ones and implemented neatly. Most important is the repeating tasks feature and the buttons for quickly minimizing project columns. The Show Backups is very responsible. The added ability to double-click to edit items in the search results is also useful. The new look is a definite improvement inasmuch as the old look can go.
An extraordinary vision of the ideal minimalist GTD app, a brilliant digital translation of the "funnel down" Planner Pad concept, without losing the tactile sense of working with pen and paper. Being able to move tasks and projects around on DayMap's ingeniously designed canvas is a delight, not least for the way the program displays states of readiness along with an ease of moving things around that positively encourage "what if?" thinking. It has transformed the stress in my professional life into a markedly more productive flow. The physical design makes only the essential concessions to features, but provides a deceptively powerful interface which, thank goodness, can only be changed in column and window sizes, and in colors (Lego for adults). Totally minimalist export--print or PDF only--make total sense, although when trying one of the various options the program hung on me. So back up fanatically.