One of my issues are I struggle to put ideas down or where to begin to plan my time so when I’m not feeling coding I love researching and trying different applications to find one I work well with and enjoy. Today I’m checking out invisionapp, so far it looks good, they have many templates to help you get started 🙂🤞🏻
What do you use to help you plan?
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I use Emacs's org-roam package (which builds on org-mode).
Org-Mode is "for keeping notes, authoring documents, computational notebooks, literate programming, maintaining to-do lists, planning projects, and more — in a fast and effective plain text system."
I then overlay that with Org-Roam: "A plain-text personal knowledge management system."
What this looks like is that my long term todo list, my daily activity, and my note taking are all in integrated system.
Further, I use Emacs for coding. So now, my writing, note taking, blogging, and coding are all using the same toolset.
(I suppose I should consider recording a Loom walk through of this setup because it's perhaps quite novel in the days of "There's an App for this particular thing")
I actually just keep it old-school — pen (or pencil) and a pad of paper!
I think the reason I prefer this is because:
a) I use 3 different monitors and they're all filled up with all the other stuff I frequently use — Slack, Discord, multiple Chrome windows (with plenty of tabs in each), Front, the list goes on... having yet another thing on the screen just feels a bit overwhelming.
b) I just really like the feeling of physically crossing out items on my to-do list haha! So rewarding. 🙂
All this said, I do use Notion quite frequently for documentation and occasionally will write to-dos inside it. It provides a way to create checklists and when I check the box, the item gets digitally crossed out, which almost gives me the same satisfaction as crossing things out on a piece of paper.
Bullet Journal! After using a lot of software tools and platforms, I ended up Having my tasks and notes on a bullet journal. It's more easy to just write what you think and mark tasks completed. the notebook is small and you can take it anywhere.
I personally use a bullet journal to keep track of my tasks, which involve what I need to get done for each of my projects.
What is a Bujo? How can it help you?
Tina Huynh ・ Mar 18 ・ 4 min read
If you do not like writing things down by hand, I also found Google Tasks helps quite a bit too!
Google Tasks and Reminders
Tina Huynh ・ Apr 9 ・ 4 min read
Yeah can't beat good old pen and paper, but I use Trello to place everything in an idea list, and then pull stuff into backlog if when I am developing it I think its a good idea.
However, if I am in team based environments and sharing a Kanban, I again, just use pen and paper!
Obsidian is the divine answer.
I came across Obsidian Recently and I totally Love it. I switched all my Notion and Paper Notes to Obsidian
For me the best tool is Obsidian.md, it is very customizable and support plugins to fit your needs.
This is more for tasks, but I just stick a sticky note on my laptop, which is annoying, and when I'm donr I get to clean ny laptop.
I am using gitmind at this moment!
it helps me to create a good roadmap
Sexy Kanban with Projectile...
And raw markdown notes with Notable
I do somewhat of a bullet journal in obsidian.md/