- Sorting lists by context
- Ability to assign a due date
- Portable for on the go access
- Easily accessible
- More attractive to you than repelling
- Doesn't force priority codes
- Place to capture additional notes
- Ability to search and sort in various ways.
- Robust enough to handle all of your stuff.
I think Kelly's list serves as a good foundation of the core features that any sound GTD implementation tool, whether low-tech (e.g. paper) or high tech (e.g. Lotus Notes) should offer.
If you have not read Kelly's excellent blog post, I encourage you to read it: What makes a good GTD List Manager?
The timing couldn't be better for me, as I'm in the process of doing a product analysis and writing copy for eProductivity for Lotus Notes, my own GTD implementation tool for Lotus Notes. In addition to my own criteria, I plan to run vanilla Notes and eProductivity for Lotus Notes through Kelly criteria and see how they fare. I'll post my thoughts here, in a future blog post.