In this post, I’ll talk about how I organize Evernote to make finding stuff easier. I use Evernote on a regular basis to store all my notes, and as a result I’ve amassed about 2458 notes so far. Without an appropriate organizational system, this would be a mess that would hide any actionable items under a mountain of reference material, and make finding specific reference material next to impossible. Therefore, I have developed a system that helps me locate everything.Continue reading
I had previously made a YouTube video of how I use Drafts 5 to process my meeting notes. Most people who talk to me about that post are particularly interested in how I process the note to automatically add items to my Todo list app and to my calendar. Therefore, I’m using this post to explain this.Continue reading
I’ve been using GTD for quite a while now. I guess I really started using it in earnest in 2016, but I had dabbled in it a bit before.Continue reading
Proper communication is one of the most important factors affecting the performance of an organization. If proper communication channels exist, then information is quickly disseminated and actionable items are identified and processed immediately.Continue reading
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.