Have you ever wondered how some people are well organized and always stay on top of things? The probability is that they are using some systematic approach to tackle problems of daily organization, information gathering, and data processing. Here are some great tools that can help you cope with information overload, scheduling problems, or general data processing.
Many people use notebooks to collect information that they encounter during the day, mostly using paper solutions for the task or both paper and digital notebooks to fulfill their needs. Either way, there are many great products that can help you stay organized and never lose a thought, idea, or any kind of information again.
Most notable online players: Evernote, OneNote, Notion, Apple Notes, Bear, and simpler Google Keep.
Most notable offline players: Moleskin, Franklin Covey, Midori, and Piccadilly Notebooks.
With the rise of digital solutions in almost every part of our lives, many people have started using online organizers in form of task managers, project planners or kanban boards to tackle their everyday work, including planning personal errands and chores. Like mentioned before, there are a lot of great software tools that can help you plan and manage your day, with features like advanced scheduling options, comments, sharing, and integrations with other services from Google, Microsoft, and others.
Most notable players: Todoist, TickTick, Notion, Trello, Microsoft To-Do, and Google Tasks.
Some people prefer to have everything in one place including documents, calendars, tasks, notes, and other types of information, that are stored securely and available from any place or any device in the world. With the help of some really big tech players that is a reality for quite some time, making work and collaboration with others seamless and easy.
Most notable players: Google G Suite, Microsoft 365, Notion, ClickUp, and Evernote Spaces.
In my opinion, these are the three most essential tools for everyday organizations and in Thomas Carlyle words:
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.