Hello, it’s been a very long time since I posted anything on this blog. COVID hasn’t been very kind to our family, we lost three family members, and as I write this post, another family member is COVID positive.Continue reading
Category Archives: Technology
What to put on your Calendar
This may seem like a trivial topic to dedicate an entire post to, but as I have matured in my implementation of GTD and personal productivity, I’ve began adding stuff to my calendar that I never thought I’d add to it before.Continue reading
What I put into Evernote and how I organize it
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
Processing Todo and Calendar Events Using Drafts
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
What to review in the weekly review
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”.
Deep work and how I use it
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.
Sharing short links to WhatsApp
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.
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.