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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2012, 06:33:42 PM »
>>Evernote

I have been trying to use this more and more. My biggest use for it right now is a shopping list. But I also use it to write a quick note of stuff to do the following day before I go to sleep.

>>Google Docs

I use this for anything I need to share with clients, co-workers, etc. So much nicer than attaching files and emailing back and forth.

For time tracking for clients I have been using http://toggl.com. I only have a couple clients so something simple like this works just fine for me.

And for day to day stuff I still use a ton of post-its. Makes a nice to-do list since you can just throw the note away once it is done. Every now and then I find a post-it somewhere on my desk with some numbers or notes on it and have no idea what it means though.

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2012, 08:05:13 PM »

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2012, 09:58:16 AM »
I think this is exactly what I've been looking for - thanks nffc!
Installed on my iPad, will give it a try - this should be just the solution for me t sync my checklists across different devices, very handy.

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2012, 05:53:11 PM »
I've just started with Wunderlist too, and it looks really good. Thanks, NFFC!

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2012, 03:41:47 AM »
>>wunderlist

I've been using Wunderlist for a while and share a shopping list with my wife. Back in November I was visiting my in-laws and they were blown away to see that I had been away for two weeks, but I had a shopping list that had been updated by Theresa five minutes earlier with things to pick up on my way back from the airport. Honestly, it was one of those "holy crap, this is sci-fi" moments. I'm telling you... the implants are coming.

>am I the only person who still writes lists? With a pen and paper.

I will still take notes with pen and paper quite often. And I do lists on pen and paper, but if I were to notice a trend in my life, I would say that I have increasing impatience with
 - information that occuppies space - pictures, books, movies, notes, lists
 - information that is not searchable.

And so I see myself becoming paperless except for junk mail.

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2012, 11:01:30 AM »
aside from paper I do quite like Trello (Trello.com). I find it good for tasks which move through stages - so if I'm running a blog for example I may setup a board and within that have ordered lists for 'planned', 'being written', 'being loaded', 'approved', and then 'published Jan' 'Published Feb'. I tag responsibilities and attach info and/or images, and share the board with everyone concerned so they can see things progress across the lists.

It's a nice way for copywriters and juniors and clients to be able to see what they need to do without me constantly having to tell everyone what's next on their list or people are waiting on. Its also nice to be able to say "well I did everything allocated to me last month" when you're in one of those relationships with someone!

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2013, 05:19:08 PM »
Wunderlist looked great but it won't sync across two devices and I am pretty f###ed off with trying.


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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2013, 05:44:29 PM »
Didn't sync for me at first but eventually started to. Everything fine right now, between the Mac, iPad and an Android phone

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2013, 02:02:40 AM »
Wunderlist looked great but it won't sync across two devices and I am pretty f###ed off with trying.

Except during the server debacle during he WL 1 to WL 2 upgrade (everyone synching their whole lists across multiple machines at the same time to import data into WL2), I've never had a problem. Currently synching to five devices if you count the fact that my wife and I share three lists.

>> I do quite like Trello

No offline access = big problem for me.

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2013, 07:46:22 PM »
I've tried online stuff, but I never keep the habit. If something needs to get done, if it's not written down on something on my desk, it typically is ignored.

I do use tree based note programs for taking notes I may need to refer back to later. treedbnotes is my fav.

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2013, 08:29:26 PM »
Been trying Trello and really like it.

For teams working around projects it beats wunderlist by a fair margin. For one or two or maybe three people doing stuff I think wunderlist wins.

Thank you Gurtie.

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Re: What do you use to stay organized?
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2013, 08:42:48 PM »
Glad its working for you - if you haven't already discovered it then beware the limited number of labels. It's six max I think, which can be a pain.