Todo Lists, apps, and paper

Hello everybody, Merry Christmas – I hope santa brought you everything you wanted. I’ve been spending Boxing day catching up on a few videos online I’ve been meaning to watch. The highlight of today was the interview Kevin Rose did for his Foundation show with Jesse Jacobs.

I really liked his thoughts about using paper for capturing notes, thoughts, and managing what you want to get done each day. I definitely struggle with ADD and like the theory about how using a paper based solution can help.

I’ve been trying various solutions. Trello, Evernote, Onenote, Remember The Milk, Wunderlist etc etc I also keep switching from paper to electronic solutions, and then back to paper again.
I think these various electronic solutions (espcially Evernote) still have a space in my life for capturing content from the web, but not day to day management of what I want to get done. For this I’m returning back to my little moleskin pad. The one good things I did learn from using Trello was an interview Joel Spolsky did for helping publicise the app. The theory that you should only have 2 things to work on next and 3 other things for that day. You have 2 things for next instread of 1 just so you can switch if you get bored. Going to give this a try for the next few weeks and see how I get on.

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