GTDfaster: Top GTD productivity app is now live on iTunes

GTDfaster iPhone app just went up on iTunes App Store and we are super excited!

Thank you to all our wonderful Beta testers. You guys have made a HUGE difference in making this app kickass. As promised we will be sending you promocodes to download the app free of charge.

GTDfaster iPhone app is the 1st glimpse of things to come. Visit http://gtdfaster.com/ regularly to see updates, new features & services we planed for release in 2012. We are aiming to change the way you get things done.. so that it’s faster and your productivity skyrockets. Get more stuff done fast.

Now go and please check out GTDfaster.. and don’t forget to give us a review! You rock!!

GTDfaster - a faster GTD way of getting things done.

Get GTDfaster from iTunes App Store:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gtdfaster/id488633128?mt=8

About GTDfaster

Stuff is constantly bouncing around in our heads. Do you remember it all? Do you often forget it and remember it too late? Missed an occasion or forgot a great business idea? All this can lead to untold stress and anxiety as you try to manage it day to day.

The Getting Things Done (GTD) method created by David Allen rests on the principle that a person needs to move stuff out of the mind by recording them externally. This is the GTD principle. The GTDfaster app does exactly that! Following this GTD principle this GTD app helps you be more productive and less stressed so you can get on with life and get stuff done fast!

GTDfaster screenshot - Process view GTDfaster screenshot - Daily Process view GTDfaster screenshot - Buckets view

Any GTD app you pickup should make it easy for you to store, track and retrieve all information related to the things that need to get done. GTDfaster takes care of all of this for you. Here’s how this GTD app excels above other GTD apps:

1. Collect everything (stuff) that catches your attention. Immediately! No need to enter any additional properties until you are ready to process.

2. Gain control over the collected materials by processing stuff in your Buckets. Processing means deciding what to do with—not actually doing— by processing and organizing the items one by one.

3. Retrieve any notes from your finely assembled and customizable list of Buckets. Of course the standard GTD buckets are still there but with the addition of your customized buckets also known as Projects.

The power of GTD is in your hands. It’s simple and efficient. Get GTDfaster today and enjoy the world of GTD productivity. Now you know what all the GTD fuss is about 🙂

Need help?

If you have any questions or need help send us a tweet on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/gtdfaster or me directly on http://twitter.com/#!/ernestsemerda

You can also watch this 20 min video explaining all the workings of the GTD process and GTDfaster. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LQUh5sALgE

~ Ernest

Sydney, Australia – a checklist for day & night

I have been writing about Silicon Valley but haven’t about Sydney. My hometown. For those that might want to visit this beautiful city, below is a list outlining my suggestions where to go day or night.

Sydney is a small city so you can walk around to most locations but to those that are further a Blue Bus or the Train (CityRail) will take you there.

Day time

Sydney, Australia - ernestsemerda.com
Sydney, Australia - Photo by: ernestsemerda.com
  • Darling Harbor – recreational and pedestrian precinct that is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district. It’s a short walk from Wynard train station. It’s basically a bunch of restaurants and bars on the water. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darling_Harbour,_New_South_Wales
  • Sydney Casino – Star City – is located there too. – http://www.starcity.com.au/
  • You will also find Sydney Aquarium there – http://sydneyaquarium.myfun.com.au/
  • The Rocks – tourist precinct and historic area of Sydney. Plenty of shops and places to eat. Located at Circular Key. http://www.therocks.com/
  • You can enter the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge from The Rocks. It’s a nice walk to the North Side and back.
  • Make sure you drop by Big Bite (think Ike’s Place in SF). This place always runs out of food during lunch. The best sandwiches in Sydney. http://www.timeoutsydney.com.au/venue/restaurant/cafe/big-bite.aspx
  • Sydney Tower is around the corner from Big Bite so check that out too. http://sydneytower.myfun.com.au/
  • Go to Sydney Opera House and keep on walking into the Royal Botanic Gardens. Opera House is at Circular Key not far from Sydney Café.
  • Catch a Ferry to Fort Denison. Fort Denison is a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located north of the Royal Botanical Gardens. It’s in the middle of the harbor. You also get to spend some time on Sydney’s famous harbor and enjoy the views. You will need to catch a Matilda boat there, see here: http://www.matilda.com.au/dir076/matilda.nsf/Pages/Ferry+Services~Fort+Denison
  • All the major shops are located on “George Street”. The main street that runs through Sydney. You cannot miss it. However shopping is better & cheaper in America J
  • Kings Cross isn’t a clean place. There are some nice clubs there but it’s mainly polluted with adult shops & low quality bars.
  • Oxford Street is another popular place for food & bars but at night turns into chaos. Upper part of Oxford Street is a suburb called Paddington which is full of designer shops.
  • Get a Harry’s Pie at Harry’s Café de Wheels. It’s famous for the pies. Australian’s love pies. Located at Woolloomoloo. Best place to go after a big night out. It’s open throughout the night and always packed with people lining up outside. Same setup like Pink’s Hotdog in LA (USA). http://www.harryscafedewheels.com.au/
  • Visit The Gap at Watsons Bay. The Gap is an ocean cliff, in eastern Sydney. About 15min out of the city (downtown). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gap,_New_South_Wales
  • While there, have lunch at Doyles on the Wharf Restaurant. It’s the best place for seafood in Sydney. http://www.doyles.com.au/

Night time

Sydney, Australia - ernestsemerda.com
Sydney, Australia - Photo by: ernestsemerda.com

If you have time visit the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves – both are next to each other and around 2 hours car drive from city (downtown). Expect to spend a full day there. http://www.bluemts.com.au/ and http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/

Enjoy the trip!

Ernest