Category Archives: Organize

Mind Mapping & The Action Machine, Part 2

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. Continue reading

Filtering Mind Maps | Attributes & Filters in FreePlane

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. Continue reading

The Idea Book

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

Genealogy Filing: Taking Inventory, Part 2

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