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« DIT2? AF5? Who cares what it's called? This is what I'm working on at the moment... | Main | DIT2 Progress Report »
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Jan312010

Looking for a new name

The new system I’m working on was provisionally called DIT2. But that doesn’t really apply any longer since the latest changes I have made make it far less like “Do It Tomorrow”. In fact about the only similarity now is that they both use a page-a-day diary to write tasks in.

It doesn’t bear much resemblance to Autofocus either, so calling it AF5 isn’t going to work either.

Hmm…

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How can we help you Mark,

If you don't disclose more of the new system ... the cat and mouse game didn't help ;)

We'll have to wait 'till mid of March. However, you'll need the new name by then ... hmmmm

Cheers
January 31, 2010 at 8:27 | Unregistered CommenterStefano F. Rausch
MAGGIE - Make Adjustments, Go Get It Energized. ;-)
January 31, 2010 at 9:18 | Unregistered CommenterAndreas Hofmann
Hmmm.... how about:

AutoAction (AA)

DailyFocus (DF)

DailyFocusedAction (DFA)

ActionToday (AT)
January 31, 2010 at 10:54 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia
Like almost everything else these days it should have a lowercase i at the beginning. Like iDIT or iTrack. But then it sounds rubbish.

You ideally want to be able to, in a conversation, be able to say aloud, "i'm curretnly using a productivity system called (fill in the blank)" without feeling embarressed. What about FLOW and don't worry that its not an acronym or anyting else. Its a statement of what your trying to achieve by using such as system.

So - FLOW is my suggestion. If it needs something for marketing purposes because FLOW is just a word --- iFLOW. And if you don't adopt the system...

uSINK

Thanks.
January 31, 2010 at 11:07 | Unregistered CommenterRogerL
I like Claudia's suggestions above (especially DailyFocus). Some others on the same line that may stir some new ideas:

ActionFocus
PageFocus
SamePage
DailyAction

However, for me, "Autofocus" still remains as the coolest name of them all.
January 31, 2010 at 12:59 | Unregistered CommenterLuciano Passuello
AutoFocus Daily (AFD)
January 31, 2010 at 14:29 | Unregistered CommenterIlse
I agree with Luciano - AutoFocus is THE BEST name ... I wonder if you could just bring out the new AutoFocus and explain that v1-4 were all just in the Beta stage?

OR

iFocus (I like this because it fits the trend Roger mentions, but it also says, "I am focused."

AutoFocusToday (AFT)
January 31, 2010 at 15:26 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia
Another vote for Flow. Suggest some bigger phrase including Flow.
January 31, 2010 at 17:54 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Baljeu
I never cared for the name Do It Tomorrow - it implies a handbook promoting procrastination! For that reason, I probably never would have read the book if it had not been recommended on one of my email lists. I still like the name "AutoFocus" with 'iFocus" following a close second. DIT had a huge impact on my business and personal productivity. I prefer electronic tools but have incorporated DIT and AF into my system.
January 31, 2010 at 18:01 | Unregistered Commentertammy
Do It Today

or AFD is a good idea too.
January 31, 2010 at 18:09 | Unregistered CommenterFrances
How about

AutoFocus Extreme Edition

AFX

speaking of trends!
January 31, 2010 at 18:12 | Unregistered CommenterFrances
Reading over everyone's suggestions, for which many thanks, I've realised that the name that best describes the system is in fact AutoFocus. It's just that it's very different from the previous AFs and doesn't use the same type of list. So special thanks to Luciano.

I might find myself following Claudia's suggestion.
January 31, 2010 at 18:17 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
How about Autodirect (direct-aim attention at)
or Auto-motive
February 1, 2010 at 20:25 | Unregistered CommenterJay
FUTURE FOCUS

'Do it Tomorrow' is a future-focused system, and AF5, is also future-focused as we are putting our tasks on pages we will arrive at in the future.
'Future' has a positive feel to it.
'Focus' has a powerful feel to it.
So I propose the name 'Future Focus' particularly as our business language is all about 'getting ahead'.

Working with 'Backlog' implies your work is greater than your ability to handle it. But looking ahead to see what else can be done, if you can fit more in, is literally 'Looking Forward to Work'. That is a GREAT motivator to get things done, as you will feel head of your game.

So I propose 'Future Focus' because it is a positive accurate description, and is suited to 'go-getters'. If you mention your organisational method is 'Future Focus' iit has a good ring to it. Future Focus: I like it.
February 2, 2010 at 1:06 | Unregistered CommenterHilda
Auto-DIT: AUDIT
February 2, 2010 at 5:33 | Unregistered Commenternuntym
"Autofocus Today"
"Autofocus Tomorrow"
"DITA - Do It Tomorrow, Automatically"
"Tomorrow done" (my current favorite)
February 2, 2010 at 15:54 | Unregistered CommenterAnon
I was keen on 'Future Focus' until I realized I hadn't alluded to its organic nature.

Intrinsic Focus?
Hey, I like the initials: 'IF'
IF you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs...
February 2, 2010 at 23:33 | Unregistered CommenterHilda

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