Windows 7: Libraries

by JL Beeken on 3-02-2012

After a year and a half with Windows 7 I’ve finally had a look at how Libraries work. I’ll give you the prognosis first. Not what I was hoping for. … [continued]

Desktop Mind Map: One Month Later

by JL Beeken on 1-31-2012

FreePlaneThe desktop mind map that I started using New Year’s Day is a study of time. Not enough time. Wasted time. The value of my time. What am I going to do with my time? How much time does it take? How do I balance my time? … [continued]

EverNote 2.2 Clipper Workaround, Part 2

by JL Beeken on 1-05-2012

EverNote 2.2Mystery contributor has sent the second part of the EverNote 2.2 clipper workaround for anyone interested. Regular programming will resume shortly. … [continued]

EverNote 2.2 Clipper Workaround, Part 1

by JL Beeken on 1-04-2012

EverNote 2.2The following was submitted for posting by a regular JLog reader. It addresses compatibility issues with the EverNote 2.2 clipper button. The purpose of the workaround is to be able to paste directly to EverNote as was possible in earlier browser versions.

I haven’t tried it yet. Please report back if you do. I have installed and it looks simple enough to work with. Even if you’re not interested in EverNote is a fascinating and useful tool. … [continued]

FreePlaneI had a to-do list. I’ve had an endless to-do list for years. I did not have specific goals written down. All I had to do was work backwards putting the to-do’s in the mind map into the goals that spawned them. This is easy. … [continued]

FreePlaneHere we are in 2012. And it only took a minute. … [continued]

FreePlaneThis was not on my to-do list for today but it came to me while I was taking a nap. Napping is on my priority list. … [continued]

ActionOutline: An Alternative to OneNote

by JL Beeken on 11-13-2011

ActionOutlineI’m back to ActionOutline. I tried to use Microsoft OneNote. It didn’t work. That’s the last time I’m moving 1,000+ notes. … [continued]

Mind Mapping & The Action Machine, Part 2

by JL Beeken on 8-14-2011

The Action MachineOnly as far back as June, I was worried that mind maps are not the best place for my to-do lists. When actually they’re the perfect place for my to-do lists. I just had too many of them.

It was before I consolidated my 41 mind maps into other things: Research Toolbox, Software and Webstream. Before I dragged and dropped everything else into OneNote. … [continued]

FreeplaneSomeone wrote to me about filtering mind maps using FreeMind. FreePlane is the same thing, just a more updated version of FreeMind.

So, I took a few minutes and made some discoveries. You can add icons and attributes to nodes and then filter them. Like adding keywords or tags to photos and then doing a search to narrow things down. … [continued]