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Getting Things Done Desktop Wallpaper

The desktop of a computer is often a wasteland of unused icons, application shortcuts and all sorts of junk that never gets filed or deleted.  What if the desktop wallpaper could help you get organized? Using some basic concepts from David Allens book getting thigns done you can do exactly that.


(Download and set as your wallpaper 1024x768)

I've created a basic wallpaper that does exactly that. Feel free to try it out. The wallpaper is a simple blue background with two axis.  The first is Urgency going left to right. Things that are more urgent should be placed to the right. Things that are not urgent at all can be placed to the left.  The second axis is importance. If something is important it ends up closer to the top of the screen, if it's not important it's at the bottom.

If you position your trash can to the lower right (already setup on a Mac and sometimes on Windows) this ends up giving you cues to file or delete. I considered having delete on the left and file on the right but decided that the lower area of the screen was not important anyway so it was better to keep the recycle bin and finder in their natural locations.

The upper corners give you easy access to get stuff started and completed or store shortcuts and links for your someday projects.  Give it a try for a week and let me know how it goes.

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