Recently I downloaded the audiobook “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen. I’ve heard alot of good things about the GTD method of organization and thought it might help me to keep organized with new information that I’m exposed to everyday, as well as to help me keep on track with some new projects I’m involved in. Part of the GTD philosophy is to get all of the “stuff” out of your head, and either onto paper, or into an organization system.
I thought about buying one of the great software programs, like iGTD to help me out. The only problem with that is it’s a Mac program and I’m not always working on a Mac. So then I thought, wouldn’t it be great to have something online, that can be accessed from ANY computer I might be using. I stumbled upon this article that explains how to use another product from Google called Google Notebook. Google has ALOT of great products, that I use all the time, from Gmail to Web (Search) History and Calendar. I had never tried the Notebook, so thought I’d give it a shot. I must say, I wish I had this application a long time ago! It’s so convenient to be able to copy and paste something like an article or link into an online notebook and be able to access it later from any computer I might be using at the time. I had been carrying a small notebook in my pocket to write thought down, now I don’t carry it around as much. There’s also a nice add-on for FireFox that puts a little “Open Notebook” link the bottom corner for FireFox that pops up the notebook when I need it really quick. It’s very handy, check it out!