It’s been a long time since I’ve posted to my blog and during that time I’ve been tweaking my productivity system. First, my apologies for the delay in posting, family issues got the better of me during the hiatus.Continue reading
Compared to the complexity of GTD, creating checklists probably seems like a trivial task. Given the way my brain is wired, I always thought that something as simple as creating checklists could not possible produce much value. For some reason, I associated high value with high effort.
I’ve previously mentioned on this blog that the weekly review is one of the core features of GTD — in fact, David Allen, the inventor of GTD, has been quoted saying “if you’re not doing a weekly review, you’re not doing GTD”.
I’ve shared with you, on this blog and on my YouTube channel, how I use GTD to get myself organized. While GTD is a great tool for getting yourself organized, it does not tell you how to actually do the work you have to do.
I’ve often found myself needing to send a link to a friend, family member or colleague over WhatsApp. I’ve also noticed, on several occasions, that the resulting link was unsightly, long and unprofessional looking.
Therefore, I designed a simple workflow that works from the iOS share sheet. This workflow takes a link, shortens it, and then allows me to select whom I’d like to send it to on WhatsApp. I upload two screenshots because one isn’t enough to show the entire workflow, here it is:
Evernote encourages you to make it a dumping ground for all your notes — this includes email you forward into the service, webpages you clip, and pdf and office documents you attach to your notes.
Evernote is a very powerful note taking app. Its main strength lies in its very powerful search function. You can put anything into Evernote knowing that you can easily find it later using its stellar search capabilities.
As those who have been following my blog and social media accounts already know, I was brought up in Nigeria. Actually, I was brought up in British schools in Nigeria, taught by teachers from the UK.
How I use TextExpander.
Text expansion is a simple idea that has powerful consequences. The basic idea of text expansion is to take a repeatedly typed piece of text and to give it a shortcut. This shortcut is automatically expanded to the longer piece of text when typed.