Personal Brain: Multi-Purpose Organizer

by JL Beeken on 8-06-2008

TiddlyWiki not quite your thing? Still looking for the organizer to end all organizers?

How about a digital version of your own brain?

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EverNote 2I started using EverNote back when it was barely out of the womb and for awhile I was a beta-tester. Since then they have been adding features and leaping on ahead of what I’ve learned so far, and so fast I can’t keep up. … [continued]

Notes: ATNotes & ActionOutline

by JL Beeken on 2-25-2007

ActionOutlineMy mind ticks away on dozens of different plans, problems, ideas and possible solutions. If yet another useful thought whizzes by I have to snatch it in a nano-second or it’s gone. If this sounds familiar, enter lowly post-it notes.

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PDF Editors | PDF Creativity

by JL Beeken on 2-20-2007

PDF editors can be used for adding notes, text boxes, links, highlights, shapes, watermarks, images and more.

Before there was Passage Express I couldn’t imagine organizing so many files and types of files for presentation.

Then, in the middle of the night it came to me. I would create Descendants Book reports in PDF and attach other files in the margin. This way a reader could take a side-trip to look at maps, photos, slideshows, related stories, or even listen to me talk, and then come back to the main body of work without getting lost.

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EverNote 2.2When I found EverNote and got with the program, as they say, most of my digital chaos ended.

Most of us have random collections of this, that and everything on our computers. And when I started doing genealogy research my chaos increased exponentially. I spent days and weeks inventing and re-inventing and re-organizing my “notes from everywhere” around myriad systems.

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