• CrabAndBroom@lemmy.ml
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      I keep an extensive, unorganised mass of random notes and thoughts in Obsidian, and also a separate extensive unorganised pile of notes and thoughts in a paper notebook, thus ensuring I don’t know where anything is and rendering the whole process futile.

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    Physically writing things helps encode it in my brain, but in all other ways digital records are superior.

    Kinda want one of those smart pens.

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      Oh man I want a Remarkable so bad, too bad they’re insanely expensive.

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      Sadly, Apple is far and away the best for that. Plus notability allows for digital recording too. Helped me a ton through school.

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        I think he means an actual one that makes a digital copy of what you write on paper.

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    I’m all digital. Don’t have to worry about where my notebook is, my tasks and calendar are available through my phone, tablet, computer. And I get reminded on time sensitive things. I can make templates for repeating tasks like my vacation checklist. I’m reminded on birthdays that are coming up so I have time for presents. I never feel like I’m forgetting anything. It’s perfect for how my brain works.

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      This has been my experience as well. I went through a few years of taking and enjoying paper notes, but at a certain point I realized that without the ability to search my notes, I’m not getting as much value as I could otherwise. That with the addition of digital being more conveniently always with me has led me there.

      That being said, there are so many options with apps and systems for digital management that the simplicity of just grabbing a piece of paper and writing still sounds enticing sometimes, haha.

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    I’ve finally moved from using paper to using multiple files and services in different places to help me not get anything done.

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    Tasks are one of the few things i still do on paper, to me it’s like reading a book; ya just cant beat the feeling of paper; also you can’t just close the app; it will remain hanged on the wall, judging you from afar

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    I’d prefer a somewhat “smart” app that could highlight the next most important task from a list.

    But what actually works best for me is a bullet journal.

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    Writing. It slows you down so you have to think about the task. Plus it’s so much more satisfying to cross something out than mashing delete. Plus checking your paper lists won’t tempt you with distractions.

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    Both.

    Checklists are on my phone, as it automatically hides checked items, making the remaining items easier to see.

    Procedural lists, such as a task list with items that have to be done in order often go on paper, such as when I’m traveling: each line has flight number, time, from-to, and booking references.

    Calendars go on both, as loads of household planning has to take my work schedule into account. The consolidated one that contains everything that has been finalized so far hangs in the kitchen, while the things that are subject to change as on phones/laptops

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    Paper, simply because out of sight out of mind.

    I do a grid, Top left due today

    top right running list of additional things

    bottom left shit thats due but not urgent

    bottom right long term projects, stuff in progress that takes time

    Brain is dumb so as i write out the list i cross stuff off, even if I just did it (train your brain to get that delicious sense of accomplishment)

    If I have, say, a binder with cover that doesn’t work…needs to be visible. Brain is dumb.

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    I generally put short term things on index cards and long term things on digital. Or I just note something down with whatever’s most accessible at the time.

    So, for work, I have a long list of tasks in Microsoft Planner I should get done in the mid-term and long-term. If someone asks me to get something done asap, I put that on paper. I’m really bad at getting things done on the digital list but I’m trying to get better at it.

    Chores and groceries go on the white board on my fridge. Then I transcribe them to index cards if I need to remember them out of the house.

    I try to keep a pad with me when I’m out of the house to note things down. I use a tiny little Fisher Space Pen which easily fits in my pocket.

    My problem with digital is that it’s too easy to forget about. When I mark things down on paper, specifically index cards, they start to stack up and I feel motivated to reduce the clutter they create. Throwing out ten index cards because I got shit done feels good.

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      My problem with digital is that it’s too easy to forget about. When I mark things down on paper, specifically index cards, they start to stack up and I feel motivated to reduce the clutter they create. Throwing out ten index cards because I got shit done feels good.

      This is exactly how I feel.

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    If it’s a bigger scale task that I’m gonna need a long time to accomplish, I do it on my computer. For daily stuff, I have a bullet journal and fountain pens that I really like

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    Digital ATM, using a tablet with pen allows me to add work to my projects directly from note taking apps and drawing apps.

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    Both, depending on the task.

    For instance, I have trouble taking notes while working on my car. Fingers dirty, device runs out of battery and needs power cord, no good program for combining pics and text and so on. It’s just easier to write on scratch paper.

    But if I order something online, I just screen shot the receipt.