Belle Beth Cooper writes that we can use simple text files to write notes, make lists, and help us get things done. In the article, she talks about ten different types of text files to keep for yourself. Here’s a quick overview of the notes and lists she recommends keeping in text files. (Continued…)
They are calling it the new Todoist, so it’s a pretty big update with a new design and new features. From the comments so far on the blog post, users seem to like the new design, but they don’t like the new circle check boxes instead of squares. Along with the new design, comes a new brand for the company, starting with a new logo for the apps. Here’s an overview of what’s new, and links to the apps on different platforms. (Continued…)
The iPhone app is now a universal app that you can use on both iPhone and iPad. Some new features for iPad include a today widget, recent notes view, and page previews in landscape mode. Not as big of an update for Android, but you can now move and copy pages from one section or notebook to another. (Continued…)
If you are into being productive you’ve probably tried a number of ways to keep track of things you need to do. And if you are into technology, you’ve probably tried some different apps. But have you thought about what type of system you use or prefer?
This article compares the pros and cons of different systems really well, and offers suggestions for apps where it applies. Some of the different ways it says you can manage your tasks include the “Grocery List”, GTD, pen and paper, plain text, kanban, spreadsheet, and a couple more. (Continued…)
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Did you know you can now use iWork online on a Windows, Chrome OS, or Linux computer at iCloud.com? This means that you can now use iWork online, including the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps, on pretty much any device. Also, your friends with a Mac or iPad can share documents online with you, and you can edit them too. Plus you’ll get 1 GB of storage for your documents on iCloud. You don’t need an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, or any other Apple device to edit iWork files online. You just need an email address to create an Apple ID on iCloud. Here are some screenshots and an overview of using Apple’s iWork on iCloud. (Continued…)
What I really like about these tricks is that they all involve using your thoughts to make your ideas come to life. That is basically what being a thinkist is all about. Nikola Tesla was a great inventor and thinker who used his imagination to come up with amazing ideas that changed the world. One of his best tricks was to make sure he spends time in solitude thinking, away from the noise and thoughts of other people and the world. When you spend time in solitude you can think about and create ideas to solve your problems. (Continued…)
There is one major advantage that you get when you make your notes digital and keep them on a computer. You can very easily search through notes for specific words or tags. But with this little hack you can easily create a simple index even if you keep a pocket notebook like a moleskin, a paper journal, or regular old notebooks for writing notes. The tip, which apparently comes from Japan, involves creating an index in your notebook and marking the edge of pages. (Continued…)
Hidden at the end of this article on Mac GTD apps is a little gem of an explanation for how Leo Babauta, the creator of Zen Habits, organized everything he had to do using a simple system in a few text files. He refers to it as his custom-rigged setup. Mentioned as a kind of afterthought, I think it is great advice that some people might find useful. (Continued…)
Whether it’s a log, a list of goals, a grocery list, or checklists, this article will give you some ideas for different lists you might want to create. I think that many people who start trying to organize their life start with a task list. But where do you go from there? I know that for me, that once I started separating different information or tasks to do into different lists I started to see how I could get my life organized. (Continued…)