Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I've got an idea - notes galore!

I've spent a lot of time organizing my notes lately. No, not my novel notes, my TO DO list notes. You see, I love notebooks (oh, and certain pens and pencils) and I have them stashed everywhere. All sizes. So I ended up with three notebooks with stuff to do and several loose pieces of paper as well.

I know, these should all be electronic, stored in something like a task list but I have multiples of those, too. Google tasks, Thunderbird/Lightning's To Do list, Wunderlist on my PC/iPad as well as Out of Milk (all platforms). (Can you tell I love trying new apps?). I really like the versatility of Out of Milk but like the reminders of Google Calendar. Hmmm...decisions, decisions. Oh, and of course this all has to adapt to my moving to a Mac later this month.

So I'm reverting back to paper in so many ways. I have a small day planner in my purse, I have a monthly printed calendar that hubby and I refer to daily as well as using Google Calendar. Oh, almost forgot my multiple text files created and maintained in Jarte.

So now they are all in one notebook AND in Jarte (with the file kept in Dropbox so I can access it when I have WiFi and my iPad with me). Maybe now I can get something done!

7 comments:

  1. Glad you're getting organized! Sometimes it's just easier to write it down instead of electronically listing it. It's like sketching for me. I have a graphics tablet, but I prefer a real pencil.

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    1. I have fallen back in love with a good mechanical pencil...just got my new Dr. Grip one from Amazon!

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  2. Surprised you're not using fargo.io .... it is an outliner and good for to-do lists. Since your data will reside in dropbox, you can use it on your computer, phones, ipad, et al

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    1. Until I get on the Mac, I am not checking out anything new. Plus when we are out of the house we have no access to anything unless we run into WiFi, thus the paper planner. LOL!

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  3. I like Evernote for everything from shopping lists to book creation. It all syncs up with the iPad, iPhone, and the online version.There's a calendar thingy, but I don't use it. Over the years, I have found that it is easier to run with a hard copy so we both can see it. (The Luddite in the other office never checked the shared Google calendar. No point to it if he wouldn't use it.)

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  4. There are so many options for organizing Life these days. Cool, eh? I've been using AnyList for quite some time. Finally no more scraps of paper when I'm grocery shopping! Easy to add something when I think about it and have the list right with me all the time. I'm also a big fan of Evernote for work and personal uses. Seems like there's some app out there for everyone. Yay!

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  5. I also use EfficientPIM on my laptop. It covers just about everything. :)

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I'm tired of talking to myself. Drop a note, please?