Been using this app for a year and I love it. It takes the methodology outlined in "Getting Things Done" by David Allen and absolutely nails it. It's got all the functionality you need for GTD while being very user friendly as well, both on desktop and on mobile. I really feel it has the exact right amount of features, exactly as much as you need with no bloat. I don't use Nirvana for everything in my GTD system, but it is absolutely the backbone. It has all the essentials: An inbox, projects lists, next actions, waiting for lists, scheduled actions, someday lists, and reference. You can also add tags to items and sort them into categories like work and personal, which makes it very easy to keep it from feeling cluttered; and if you've read GTD you know that a fear of cluttering is often a deterrent of using some system. One of my favorite features is the "focus" tag which lets you highlight certain items that are most important at the moment, which is another great tool for preventing clutter. The most important thing I wanted was the ability to have projects, each with its own list of "next actions", while also being able to see a single list of *all* next actions that is automatically generated from this list. This is not a feature of any generic "productivity" app, but Nirvana implements this beautifully. Another implementation detail I love is that there are multiple ways to view the next actions list, including as a single unified list which is ideal when you're on the ground looking for an action to take, or sorted by project, which is ideal when doing a weekly review. If you're looking for a way to implement a system based on GTD, this app is a real winner!
8 people found this review helpful
December 22, 2021
Thank you for such detailed and valuable review!
This app is fantastic! I've been using Nirvana since August 2019, and without it, I would probably have never integrated GTD into my life. Its layout is clean, quick, and very aligned with GTD. Some people are saying it doesn't get updated that often; that's true, but there ARE still updates, and they are helpful every time! I like that they are careful not to update too dramatically or too often. Syncing between the phone app and the web app is perfect, as long as you close the phone app before getting on the computer. This app lacks some features that would be helpful, like location-based or time-based reminders. However, you can set tags, group by project, and set due dates, so if you are conscientious about using GTD each day, the app will present you with everything you need. Thanks, Nirvana team! The lifetime purchase was so worth it!
21 people found this review helpful
Nirvana is a life changer!. No more missed appointments or special occasions. Love to use checklists and progress notes, by date, within a task, which can then be saved in the Logbook or converted to a Reference document. Can't think of a single negative. So user friendly and at a fantastic price!
5 people found this review helpful
September 10, 2021
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