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Why Getting Things Done(GTD) Is The Best Productivity Methodology (And How ClickUp Makes It Even Better)

GTD and ClickUp are made for each other

GTD and ClickUp are a match made in heaven

Introduction - GTD and ClickUp Overview and Benefits

The GTD (Getting Things Done)  methodology is widely recognized as one of the best ways to manage your day-to-day tasks. GTD helps you become more efficient and productive, not just at work but in your personal life too. GTD’s basic principles are simple: get organized, identify the next action that needs to be taken for each task, delegate whenever you can, and review regularly. GTD is a great way to stay on top of your workload, but it can also be time-consuming to set up and manage. That’s where ClickUp and The Online Marketer comes in!

GTD Principles, Templates, and Automations

GTD is a great way to stay on top of your tasks, and with The Online Marketers and ClickUp’s GTD templates and automations, it can make it even easier. GTD can help you get more done in less time!

In Clickup you are able to capture data and organise it in sub tasks, tasks, folders and spaces. You can also view data in lists, calendars, gant charts, kanban boards and more. Clickup allows you to create dashboards which are ideal for the GTD contexts. At a glance you can see how much time, effort or context you may need to employ.

Once your GTD system is set up in ClickUp, managing projects and tasks becomes a breeze. You’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips – no more wasting time searching through emails or sticky notes! Plus, ClickUp’s calendar view will help you keep track of upcoming deadlines and make sure everything is on track.

The five stages of GTD are defined as:


The first step of GTD is capture, which involves collecting all the ideas that you don’t want to forget. Empty your psychic RAM so your mind is as clear as water. This includes anything from writing down a phone number on a post-it to creating a project in ClickUp that captures multiple tasks. Capture can also include jotting down notes or even recording audio reminders of upcoming deadlines. It may involve clients filling in a form or emailing a request into your GTD system within Clickup. Capturing data is always just a few clicks away.


Once you’ve captured all your information, the next step is to clarify the information. GTD’s clarification process involves breaking down each bit of info into individual actions, or referencing material for later use. Setting a reminder or creating a next action can be done with just one click! This makes it easy to keep track of your upcoming commitments, so you don’t miss anything.


Organizing is the next step in GTD. It’s all about catagorizing information into the right buckets and contexts, so you have a plan of attack. With ClickUp, you can create lists and folders to house your tasks and projects according to their priority level, your energy levels, the time commitment a task will take or due dates. You will also choose the context such as @calls, @computer @home @work or @meetings. Clickup allows you to view your next actions by any of these criteria. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed with too many tasks at any time.

The GTD system helps you prioritize tasks, break down complex projects into achievable steps, and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. GTD also encourages clarity and focus, so you can be confident that you’re spending your time on the right things.


Reviewing is an important step in GTD. It helps you assess progress and make adjustments so that you can stay focused on what’s most important. With ClickUp, you can create a “review” list to track your daily, weekly and monthly objectives. This way, you’ll be able to keep tabs on your goals and ensure everything. It also allows you to monitor delegated tasks and have an overview of your overall workflow.

You can also use ClickUp’s ‘Goals’ feature to keep track of your progress and make sure you stay on target. GTD allows you to focus on the present while looking ahead to the future, so you can be sure that you’re putting all your energy towards achieving long-term success.


GTD doesn’t just cover the creation, organization and review of tasks; it also calls for engagement. When you engage with your GTD system, you’ll be able to actively work on taking action steps to achieve your goals. With ClickUp, you can collaborate with teammates or take advantage of its automation capabilities to stay focused and productive.

ClickUp has a Time Tracking feature. With this feature, you’ll be able to log how much time you’re spending on each GTD task so that you can stay on top of deadlines and make sure that none of the tasks slip through the cracks. This also translates well if you sell time. This time tracking feature also syncs with the GTD-focused Calendar and Reminder features, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything.

Using GTD in ClickUp is a great way to stay organized and make sure that you’re meeting all of your deadlines. It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, GTD can help streamline your productivity and give you peace of mind.

So don’t let GTD overwhelm you – with ClickUp, you’ll be making progress in no time! Get started today and take control of your GTD system. You won’t regret it!


GTD with ClickUp is the perfect tool to help you organize and prioritize your workload. With GTD’s powerful features, you can easily break down large projects into achievable goals, manage tasks more efficiently, and stay on top of deadlines. Start using GTD with ClickUp today and see how much time you’ll save – because time is your most valuable asset!

If you’re looking for a GTD tool, ClickUp is the way to go. GTD with ClickUp makes managing projects and tasks easier than ever before – so what are you waiting for? Give GTD with ClickUp a try today and start getting more done in less time! You won’t regret it.

And if you ever need help getting started with GTD in ClickUp, The Online Marketer has ClickUp templates and processes all mapped out for you, to make your GTD implementation easier. The Online Marketer also has articles on GTD best practices to GTD-focused tutorials, available in our GTD newsletter.

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