Back to PDA for almost everything

I mentioned a few months ago that I’ve reverted to using index cards for tasks. I recently heard Jason Womack in The Personal Productivity Show talking about using the right tool for the right job.

How have I been lately? Well, I’m back to monitoring tasks on my Tungsten E PDA. However, I still do write things down on index cards – if I don’t have my PDA with me.

What happened to the right tool for right job? For me, it’s best to have everything on my PDA. I don’t love messing with index cards as much. I will have a few places I have to process, so I can organize my stuff onto my PDA.

  • Notepad on my PDA
  • Loose index cards and scraps of paper
  • The notepad tool on my cell phone (for the times when I have neither ink or paper)
  • My voice mailbox

So basically, things get scribbled down, then I retype it into my organizer for better readability and ease of review. Right now, I’m feeling pretty comfortable with my system, so much that when time was freed up on Saturday, I was able to upgrade to WordPress 2.0.2.

What’s my point? Just figure out what’ll work out best for you, stick with it, and get to work!

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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