Getting Things Done with Daylite

June 23, 2008  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

Today Macworld is reporting that Marketcircle is bringing Daylite to the iPhone. Daylite’s iCal integration is nice, but a lot of the useful information (e.g. the connections to contacts) doesn’t carry over to iCal. Daylite on the iPhone would be a welcome addition.

A couple of weeks ago Marketcircle posted an article on their site called Getting Things Done with Daylite. It’s a nice tutorial on how to use the various tools Daylite provides as part of your workflow.


  1. Thanks for the link to Daylite’s GTD article. I’d overlooked this. I’m using Things for GTD stuff but may want to try the DL version when I get it up and running at the office. Especially if the DL/iPhone integration works well.

  2. Thanks for stopping by. If you’re using Things, you might want to take a look at my review of OmniFocus (it will be posted first thing in the morning). Bottom line (sneak preview): OmniFocus is a lot more powerful, but for some people Things will clearly be the better option.

  3. Things relies too heavily upon contexts, and it doesn’t offer enough ways to view your tasks for it to be very effective. Omnifocus takes a lot of time to configure, but it’s completely worth it.

    Daylite, on the other hand, is still not ready for GTD. The project and task funtionality just isn’t built for it. You’ll wind up having a million smart lists and subtasks, and no effective way to track your tasks.

    I requested some type of integration with Omnifocus in Daylite, and I urge others to do the same. I’m not sure how possible it would be, but I would love the ability to add OF tasks from Daylite, view tasks and projects w/in Daylite, and link those tasks and projects with Daylite contacts, organizations, opportunities, etc.

    When the iPhone app comes out, I will look into this again, but it seems way too complicated to manage tasks. This is why I ditched Remember the Milk (and everything else). I mention RTM because it’s the only one worth mentioning.

    There has to be a simpler link between CRM and GTD, for those of us that need both.

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