What happened to my weekly reviews?

I’ve really dropped the ball during the last few weeks, and I’ve decided to just let things slide until the new year. With the calendar turning over, I aim to start again with a fresh slate, to fill to the brim with ideas, tasks, and all sorts of other wonderful things that will keep me busy (but hopefully not overly stressed).

Chris 2012 begins with a DayRunner two-page-per-day planner. I unfortunately bought the slim binder for the planner, so I’m only able to hold two or three months at a time (the latter quite uncomfortably), but I’ll take that over a one-page-per-day planner, as I really need that entire second page for journalling moods, tasks, and activities.

The second step is a new phone and hopefully IQTELL’s new GTD service. I plan to get a WP7 handset before the end of January (preferably, as early as Saturday). I had hoped that Telus would have had the new Mango era handsets out by now, but it seems all I can do is pick up the old LG Optimus 7. Hopefully by the end of the year, the new sets will be out, and I’ll have the money to buy one outright.

As for why “hopefully” for IQTELL? While mobile apps for Android and iPhone are in the pipe for them, so far there’s no word of a Windows Phone app. Perhaps if they paid me, I could help them with that, but it seems they’re more likely to do one in-house or not at all.

The third, and probably most important step, is maintaining a positive outlook on everything, and maintaining focus on the here and now at all times. A lot of the problems I have with my projects is that the stress from other things in my life bleed over and prevent me from concentrating and putting all my energy towards what I want to work on. This of course leads to more stress, bleeding over even more into everything else… A vicious downhill cycle. In 2012, I need to redouble my efforts to manage my workload, my stress, and my attitude. Without that, the rest means nothing.

I hope that in the coming year, I will be a far more happy, effective, and organized person. Wish me luck!

IQTELL’s New Release is Here!

First, our heartfelt thanks to you and all of our users who have been involved in our Beta Program.  Without your dedication and recommendations, we wouldn’t be ready to move forward with our awesome new release!


Release Highlights:

  • Outline View

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  • EZ Processing – New keyboard shortcuts to expedite email processing for creating new Actions, linking to existing Projects, and much more!
  • Built-in Knowledge Base -A fully integrated IQTELL knowledge base – F1.
  • New Chrome Extension -Badge with Next Actions Count, auto-capture of the website name and URL directly to your IQTELL Workspace, and more. Download Here
  • Recurring Tasks (Actions) -Calendar Events will automatically be set for recurring Tasks (Actions) if set on the original task (action).
  • Remember Column Width on Next Actions - Any width changes within the “Next Actions” panel are now remembered.
  • Moving Email - Fixed a few issues related to moving email that reappears.
  • Plus, several resolved issues and enhancements.

Whistling While We Work…

Hurricane Sandy hit us hard but we are roaring back.  Coming to an IQTELL Workspace near you:

  • Further Improved Email Processing - the newly introduced keyboard shortcuts will already help you a lot, but wait until you see the expanded version of EZ Processing!
  • Next Generation Android app – we have been mentioning this quite a bit, we know.  But, it is coming!  A fully offline productivity / PIM app that also looks cool.
  • Next Generation iPhone app - we’re making great process here is well; the iPhone app will be released a few weeks after the Android app!
  • Many more user driven features…


Thanks Again!

As always, thank you for your support and ongoing feedback!

Have a question or feature suggestion? Email us at

GTD App Hacks – IQTELL’s Latest Update

This week’s hack is about our latest release.  Not quite a hack, but useful information nonetheless!  Of course, the features and fixes in every release are coming from you, so thanks!

I am not going to mention all the fixes and enhancements, but let’s focus on two cool features.

Read more on IQTELL’s Productivity Blog

Keyboard Shortcuts Science and Stardom


In my opinion, we may be wasting our time, if we don’t strive to inject joy, smarts and improvement in our daily routine.  So let’s talk about my number one time and energy saver, the so often ignored phenomenon of keyboard shortcuts. Some people haven’t ever even heard of them, so in case you are not sure what I mean by keyboard shortcuts: these are (combinations of) keys on your keyboard that help you operate your apps and navigate through your screens, just like clicking and dragging with your mouse.  The most common one may be the ‘ctrl c’ for ‘copy’; I think you now know what I mean. There are keyboard shortcuts for almost every thinkable command so you should be able to set your mouse free forever. In fact, it will be you who is liberated from the time and energy consuming habits of mousing and trackpadding.

Read more about Keyboard Shortcuts Science and Stardom on IQTELL’s Productivity Blog