I have a lot of thoughts in my head (more than most, I don’t know) and I’ve been struggling for many years with the question of how to manage them. Since I spend so much time on the web, I am inclined to save my thoughts digitally. (I don’t have a Moleskin notebook or anything.)
After having played with many tools, I have (for now) settled on three. I have come to the conclusion that there are (for me) three types of data that need to be organized, and the tools I will discuss address (yet at the same time define) these categories of information:
- Lists of things to do (tasks)
- Lists of more-or-less static information (not tasks): bands I like, RSS feeds I read, etc.
- Mental dump (information that is not easily categorized or that cannot be summed up in a few words)