Only 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. Continue reading
Someone 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. Continue reading
I think years from now people will still be talking about EverNote 2 as one of the best programs ever built. And I have harped on about the sheer genius of it. So, this might come as a shock. Continue reading
My two favorite organizational tools are mind mapping and The Action Machine.
Mind-mapping for detailed categorization of ideas and plans. The Action Machine for setting it up in time slots and getting it done. Continue reading
The Action Machine 3 is based on the concept of timeboxing which can be broken down into the following 3 steps:
1. Write down all the tasks you want to get done today.
2. Assign a specific block of time for completing each task.
3. Select a task, start a timer, and focus on nothing else until that task is complete!
As I’ve been intimating for the past year, I’m trying to take a second look at the concept of a balanced life, not just the train-wreck on my computer. I’ve set myself up for enough computer projects to last several lifetimes so that’s not going to work obviously. Continue reading
This is a typical (although partial due to the scroll bar getting in the way) Assigned Sources screen in my Legacy database for a single individual. Continue reading
This is one more for the Idea Book. Everyone should have one.
Someone left a brilliant comment over at Jasia’s blog awhile back. Jasia was asking for ideas on downsizing as she got ready to move from her long-time home to a smaller condo. The commenter was T.K.
T.K. has six blogs. Obviously a thinking person and she brought up the idea of “Toss Ten Things”. I like it. I’m trying to apply it to my computer. Continue reading
Following on from yesterday’s introduction to mind mapping a Genealogy Research Toolbox, you’ll need two things for this project; free mind mapping software – FreeMind (or FreePlane) and a free Dropbox account. Continue reading
So are you done taking an inventory of your genealogy files? Seriously. All of them.
Writing about it has helped to focus me in getting to the parts that were/are stuck. As I’ve made changes I’ve also changed my post about taking inventory so if you’re trying to follow that exactly, and I’m sure you’re not, it’s been updated several times. Continue reading