Alternatives and Additions to the Bullet Journal (Part the First)

When BuJo Isn’t Enough (or too Much) The Messy Bullet Journal, Part 7a If you slogged through the previous post with my 17 Basics of Personal Productivity list, you now have some way to explain your own needs and evaluate [...]

Brandt’s 17 Productivity Basics

Or Why it’s Impossible to Find the Perfect Productivity System The Messy Bullet Journal, Part 6 Plans go awry. I originally planned this post to list alternatives to Bullet Journaling for managing your life. However, as I looked at different [...]

Comparing OneNote and Evernote Web Clippers

This post is third in a series (started last month) comparing OneNote and Evernote, the two most useful digital notebooks. Both programs support web clippers: pieces of software you can install in your web browser, designed to help you select [...]

Use Evernote to Remember ANYTHING, Frugally

  Evernote: The Amazing Universal, Memory-Enhancing, Elephant-Inspired, Keep Anything Notebook Application Getting Things Done inventor, David Allen, wrote that the first basic task of productivity is to get information (tasks, ideas, references) out of your mind and written down. Every [...]

Taming the Wild Moleskine, Part 3

A Moleskine Roundup of Ideas In the past three articles, we’ve shared ideas on how to buy and use your notebook to get organized and create. Just as cowboys show off and share techniques with others at a rodeo, Moleskine [...]

Taming the Wild Moleskine, Part 2

Homesteading in the Moleskine Territory Continuing our roundup of how to break in Moleskines (and other notebooks) raised in the wild, today we discuss the basic types of Moleskine users and their styles. We’ll also see a full range of [...]

Taming the Wild Moleskine, Part 1

Breaking the Bronco Notebook Just as cowboys become experts in breaking in wild horses, Moleskine users must eventually learn to master the art of roping and corralling their notebook, then breaking it in. Here are some techniques from veteran notebook [...]

How to Become a Moleskine Cowboy

Roping Your First Moleskine Notebook When you try to research productivity, planning and getting things done on the Internet, you come across solutions involving office software, information management, Internet notebook applications, outliners, mind mapping tools, cloud apps, and ways to [...]