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OmniOutliner in law school, and an appreciation of OmniGroup
Merlin Mann | Jun 20 2006
Erik Schmidt has a useful post on how he's using OmniOutliner Pro and Kinkless GTD in law school. His explanation of kGTD is succinct and nicely captures the economy of using a simple system to track projects and tasks.
But, I think his section on law school note-taking and planning is a particularly good read for anyone who could use OO for similar purposes -- he highlights how you can adapt a basic structure (in his case, reading arranged by time/syllabus order, and notes arranged by class), but then have lots of flexibility via things like drag and drop:
A good read -- maybe a really good one if you're in a fast-paced environment and are looking for ways to keep everything wrangled in one, non-Byzantine system.
OmniGroup really has a way with making products that work the way you hope they would -- where you just try something and it magically just works. Kind of like having a silent and obsequious concierge inside your Mac. URLs and email addresses turn into clickable links; dragged-and-dropped Finder documents are iconized and their contents are added to the document; type "
Anyhow, random unpaid pimp for OmniGroup. I just like that they respect their users' love of the Mac and seem to go out of their way to make things that feel right under contemporary fingers.
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