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Electronic vs. Paper

I've been using Monkey GTD for nearly two months and I like that I can use it on my USB Flash drive at work and at home, but I am having trouble with collection and review.

For one thing, I tend to forget to do reviews. I have a really bad "out-of-sight, out-of-mind" problem. (This has turned me into one of those "everything in neat(ish) piles" kind of people and I am tired of living like that. I want my work surfaces clean and free for ... work.)

I also really hate the idea of duplicating notes, so although I am using a Moleskine for times when I am away from a computer, I despise having to re-enter those notes somewhere else. Likewise, I hate to have to write out, or remember to print, things like grocery lists, etc.

Also, if I forget my thumbdrive at home or at the office, I am out-of-business. (This is really bad when leaving it at the office on a Friday with a commute I don't do on off days.)

So I'm at a bit of a crossroads with GTD. Not sure how to overcome my normal habits and also find a system that will work for me. Anybody else dealing with this or have advice? Thanks.

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Just thought I would check...

Just thought I would check in. I've been using a Hipster PDA for a couple weeks. I have to say, the clip is a pain, but I like Ryan Carson's solution. Did you see this?


Sometimes I forget it, the same as I did my USB flash drive. I've realized if my flash drive were more keyring friendly, I probably would never be without it. I had a second one that actually came with a bit of string and a keyring loop attached, but I think that string won't last long.

I'm still sorting out bits vs. bits of paper, but I like Carson's approach, which has limited duplication of stuff. Thinking of trying OmniOutliner, but it has a portability problem unless I have the app at work and at home. I guess I could do the same thing Carson shows with a txt file.




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