VIMAT – Intro

I have been reading self-help books ever since I graduated from high school in 1995. I have always struggled with procrastination and time-management. I took time-management classes in college. I’ve read books by Alan Lakein, Stephen Covey, David Allen, Neil Fiore and many, many more. Despite all of the insight gained from reading these books, I’ve still spent more time over the years playing video games than I’ve spent working on a to-do list. When I do finally devote time to time-management, it’s usually to try a new productivity app and play with all of the features to see what I like and what I don’t like. An hour will have gone by and I still won’t have the day planned.To combat this, for the last five years or so, I have been dreaming of an application that would help me solve all of my problems. Obviously, anyone who has looked has found, there is no shortage of applications that implement the Getting Things Done (David Allen, 2002) methodology. I want something more than that. I want to pick and choose methodologies and singular ideas from any of the books on my bookshelf, any article I read, any interview I watch, and so on. I want every tool, every feature of those tools, and every property or attribute of the data manipulated by these tools to have an on/off switch. I want users to try my app and make suggestions for improvement that can be implemented in the same manner, enabled or disabled. I want everyone to be able to create their own productivity app by simply manipulating a large settings menu. This way people can stop searching for the perfect app and design it themselves. VIMAT Is More than A To-do list

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