The Evolution of a Digital Hoarder

May 22, 2012

I’m a hoarder of bits, a collector of info, an accumulator of concepts. I have no shame about this, and it certainly isn’t a secret if you’ve followed along here for any period of time. I launched this blog with a series called Capture Everything, and I’m still at it. In that early series, I […]

Capturing Ideas Revisited: Yojimbo

September 30, 2010

This summer, I started a series on my renewed capture system to supplement my original Capture Everything series. The first part was an intro. The second described how I had added the combination of Simple Note and Notational Velocity for text-based information I wanted to tuck away. But in adding those, I didn’t let go […]

Capturing Ideas Revisited – Text Files

July 19, 2010

As I described in the intro to this series, I have split my ideas bucket into two separate systems. It was a decision I didn’t take lightly as it violated my principle that one app is better than two for the sake of reliability and simplicity. In a later post, I’ll explain why Yojimbo is […]

Capturing Ideas Revisited — Intro

July 8, 2010

I kicked off this blog over two years ago with a series called Capture Everything. It was influenced by David Allen’s GTD system merged with my desire to have a reliable digital workflow to not lose a single task or idea. The system I described was one I’d already had in place, and it must […]

for the love of instapaper

November 19, 2009

Every once in a while, I have one of those What apps do you have on your iPhone? conversations. It’s kind of the 2009 version of How much can you bench? I thought Instapaper was mainstream, but it’s not seldom that I talk with someone who isn’t using it. You might not know about it […]

evernote for iphone: early impressions

July 14, 2008

I’m deeply committed to Yojimbo, but I’ve been flirting with Evernote for about three months now. Last week, Evernote rolled out a beautiful new iPhone app with the launch of the app store. Here are a few early impressions of the iPhone app: It looks fantastic. It is fun to look at, and easy to […]

capture everything revisited: jott

April 9, 2008

This is part six of a five(!) part series on capturing everything. Previous entries: capture everything: buckets capture everything: tasks capture everything: ideas capture everything: out and about capture everything: the incubator Jott is a handy little service that lets you call a toll-free number and speak a message. Jott will transcribe and deliver that […]

capture everything: the incubator

February 24, 2008

This is last post in a series on capturing everything. Previous entries: capture everything: buckets capture everything: tasks capture everything: ideas capture everything: out and about capture everything revisited: jott In a time of growing self awareness a few years ago, I quietly proclaimed myself to be a content creator. I had awakened to the […]

capture everything: out and about

February 11, 2008

This is part 4 of 5 in a series on capturing everything. Other entries: capture everything: buckets capture everything: tasks capture everything: ideas capture everything: the incubator capture everything revisited: jott As I’ve disclosed my processes to capture every worthwhile thought, discerning readers (or Luddite sympathizers) might have noticed that it seems as if I […]

capture everything: ideas

February 4, 2008

This is part 3 of 5 in a series on capturing everything. Other entries: capture everything: buckets capture everything: tasks capture everything: out and about capture everything: the incubator capture everything revisited: jott Once you start to really get serious about capturing every thought of value (and some that aren’t), you’ll quickly realize there are […]

capture everything: tasks

January 28, 2008

This is part 2 of 5 in a series on capturing everything. Other entries: capture everything: buckets capture everything: ideas capture everything: out and about capture everything: the incubator capture everything revisited: jott My mind rarely seems to stick to one thing very well. Dang, this coffee is good. I need to work this Coldplay […]

capture everything: buckets

January 24, 2008

This is part 1 of 5 in a series on capturing everything. Other entries: capture everything: tasks capture everything: ideas capture everything: out and about capture everything: the incubator capture everything revisited: jott I have always had a good memory — some friends even call me Rain Man, though I’ve forgotten who they are. This […]