What GTG is:
“Getting Things GNOME! (GTG) is a personal tasks and TODO-list items organizer for the GNOME desktop environment inspired by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. GTG is designed with flexibility, adaptability, and ease of use in mind so it can be used as more than just GTD software.
GTG is intended to help you track everything you need to do and need to know, from small tasks to large projects.”
At present time it looks like ..
..which isn’t very impressive but it is practical.
Gnome touched GTG with its magic wand and transformed it like this..
All tasks and a very useful tag picker. Also there is a People section which communicates with Gnome Contacts and GOA (Gnome Online Accounts).
Inside task. Calendar I guess will communicate with Evolution and Google Calendar. This is my personal guess but all Gnome new Apps are sync on cloud so GTG won’t be an exception.
What GTG is /What GTG is not
GTG is not a simple todo-list application: it is not made to just handle a bunch of simple lists (groceries, etc.). It is therefore not minimalistic. GTG is a personal task manager: it is a tool that allows people to identify and track down everything they have to do and help them to organize themselves. So, contrary to simple todo list tools, GTG allow to implement an *personal organization system* (like GTD, for instance).
GTG is not a Getting Things Done tool: GTG doesn’t implement a specific organization process. However, GTG wants to allow people to build their personal task management process (like: 1. receive task, 2. sort out tasks, 3. identify what to do, 4. do, 5. review). It is our view that nobody quite exactly follow the policy behind a specific organizational system completely, so why bother imposing it? We want the user to be able to build his/her own process so that it fits his/her life and needs.
GTG wants to be simple, yet powerful: Our model is gedit: at its core, it appears as a clean and basic text editor, but when you start to use it, you can customize it quite a lot, so that in the end not 2 people exactly use the same way. We want GTG to feel the same: at its base, you use it to store and organize your tasks, with a very limited number of available mechanisms/features, but it could become much more personal and powerful as you enable additional features (plugins, etc.) and configure it. That means GTG should have a simple/basic core that allows someone to organize himself, and “extension paths” that allows to customize and empower the experience.
GTG is made for the GNOME desktop: It should integrate seamlessly in it. It should be able to ‘play ball’ with other GNOME technologies, and freedesktop.org technologies. It should respect the GNOME HIG too.
GTG should be “socially aware”: In the future, we plan to include collaborative task management in GTG.