Thursday, February 9, 2012

A new technological break-through

About 9 months ago I discovered a fantastic new technology that's revolutionized the way I keep myself organized.  I want to tell you about it.

For the last several years I've been on the hunt for a software or web application that could help me organize my ever growing and evolving task list.  At various points I had used or tried all of these options: Remember the Milk, Google Tasks, Toodle-Do, a spreadsheet, HiTask, ... and more.

But then about June last year I tried something new.  Something better than all of the options listed above.

Paper and pen.

Seriously.  I've been using a notebook with paper and a pen with ink to track my tasks for over 9 months now.  And I have been both surprised and pleased with the results.  While the technological versions have a little more pizzazz, you just can't beat the adaptability of paper.

But an even bigger plus is this: If my task list is on a computer, I'm automatically drawn to check in on my email, calendar, favorite blogs, etc.  My task list on paper just sits there, staring me down, reminding me I have something to work on.

Don't believe me?  Give it a try!

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