I love my paper to-do lists and my physical agenda. Recently, however, I've been trying to figure out the best way to be organized digitally. (I still write everything down... as I find writing it down helps me remember important dates and tasks.)
I tried making lists in gmail using the "tasks" thing and I have tried keeping a running list in Word. I grew frustrated with both because there is a limited amount of room for creativity. And not even creativity as much as flexibility. I like paper because you can put a list WHEREVER, change sizes, draw arrows, and group things easily.
Enter Microsoft OneNote.
I will warn you, it's a little bit confusing and intimidating. It actually took me about a week to feel 100% comfortable with the program, but I will never look back! It is AWESOME!!!! Definitely spend some time playing around with it. I also watched a ton of videos on Youtube to see how other people used the program to get some good ideas.
The first thing I did was make these great checklists. I really like that physical feeling of "crossing something off" my list.... clicking the check mark is a great substitute. I love that you can move the text boxes anywhere on the page. So much better than word. Also, unlike paper lists, you can totally delete or edit boxes if you make a mistake!
I've also fallen in love the way you can take notes for classes. You can add files (I added the link to the power point corresponding to that class), screen clippings... the possibilities are endless!!!
Create new "binders" for different areas. For example, I currently have a personal binder and a school binder. Then add different folders within the binders... and then pages/dividers for each folder.
It's really quite brilliant.
I started off with this video.
This guy though... he's great. Let him show you around!!!
Anyone else a OneNote fan? Has it changed your life for the better, like it has for me???