Action Journaling (AJ) is a way to quickly render journal entries and todo lists into plain ASCII text. I’ve worked on various aspects of these ideas since 1995, starting with “Marked Text” (MTX) a format for generating HTML. (To give credit, my original inspiration probably came from Setext, which was popular at the time.) The original… Read More


To-Do Lists Don’t Work – Daniel Markovitz – Harvard Business Review This article influenced me quite a bit. It’s where I first heard the idea of “living in your calendar“. It lead me to develop calendar integration for PTM. I also de-emphasized due dates and eliminated task priorities all together. You can now subscribe to and publish calendars… Read More


This is the third incarnation of a project I started in 2007. I’ve learned much during the process and “the luck of the third adventure” seems to be holding sway. P : T : M now has a responsive user interface based on Bootstrap and Font Awesome (I highly recommend both!).  It will reconfigure itself depending on the… Read More