Chandler

Chandler is multi-platform open-source software that supports a detailed, GTD-like system. This thread is for general discussion and assessment of Chandler and its philospohy, plus the current GTD Software table listing entry.

For platform-specific discussions, see the specific board (Mac, Windows, Other).

The current GTD Software Table details are:
URL: http://chandlerproject.org/
Scanning URL: http://chandlerproject.org/Projects/DownloadChandlerDesktop
Dedicated URL? Yes
Title: Chandler
Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Platform Notes: Mac: 10.3, 10.4; Win: 2000, XP, Vista
Syncs with: iCal 2.x, iCalendar, WebDAV, Evolution, Google Calendar, Chandler Server (Cosmo)
Free version: Yes
Free notes: Open Source, under development
Full version: No
Full notes:
Last Release: 2007-02-25
Last Version: 0.7.4.1
As of Date: 2008-02-27
Release date: http://chandlerproject.org/
New: No
Notes:

Chandler appears to be GTD-related but not a true GTD product. See this page for features:
http://chandlerproject.org/features

See here for an overview of the design philosophy:
http://chandlerproject.org/Projects/Vision#What is Chandler? (Chandler%20as%20a

See this for a description of Chandler's version of triaging:
http://chandlerproject.org/Projects/Vision#Manage Focus and Manage Progress

Comments?

Comments

  • A quick overview shows it to be GTD-like but not necessarily supporting "party-line" GTD readily, out of the box. Personal disciplines and habits are needed to pull off GTD. More research is needed to assess this. Keep in mind that David Allen was broad-minded in describing software tools that would support GTD, and advocated Outlook initially (which also required new personal disciplines and habits).

    See these links as a starting point:
    http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg04992.html
    http://www.baychi.org/calendar/20060314/ (almost 2 years old)
  • Name of product: Chandler
    Description: Multi-platform open-source software that supports a detailed, GTD-like system
    Main URL: http://chandlerproject.org/
    Scanning URL: http://chandlerproject.org/
    Is dedicated or not? true
    OS(s) Supported: Linux, Mac: 10.3, 10.4; Win: 2000, XP, Vista
    Last Release Date: 2007-12-06
    Version Reviewed: 7.3
    Last Verified Date: 2008-02-05
    Open Source
    Free version? true
    Premium version? false
    Features:
     Syncs with: iCal 2.x, iCalendar, WebDAV, Evolution, Google Calendar, Chandler Server (Cosmo)
     How does it sync: 2=manual sync, 3=auto sync with Cosmo
     Categories: Single
     Dates: 3
     Reminders: Yes
     Auto-prioritization: no
     Project support: 1=inline w/addl notes
     Schedule tasks into calendar: dual view
    Other Features Link: http://chandlerproject.org/features
    Review links (w/dates)
    Discussion links
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