I struggle with maintaining a system to handle my projects and to-dos. I use Trello and a modified Kanban system for Not So Lost in Translation, and I use Evernote to handle some of my daily notes. I still prefer paper for my language progress notebook, mindmapping, and making notes about books that I am reading. I have been debating how to optimize my system so that I can have my information easily available to me.
How does my system breakdown?
- Trello with a modified Kanban system-Not So Lost in Translation editorial calendar
- Evernote- daily notepages with IFTTT integrated Captain's Log (using E.C. Chang's recipes) including:
- weather forecast for the day
- any tweets that I send out
- my Foursquare check-ins
- Three project goals for the day
- Three project goals for the week
- My "If I'm Bored" section*
In addition to Evernote, I also maintain a OneNote notebook. The notebook houses my notes on Polyglot.
- Language progress notebook
- Notes and important quotes from books that I am reading
- Monthly assessment on where I am going in terms of my long-term goals
- I find it unwieldy to use both Evernote and OneNote but I like OneNote's screen clipper so I that I can clip parts of a PDF and take notes on the clipping. I have considered upgrading to Evernote premium so that I can have the same feature integrated into my Evernote account.
- I don't want to make my language progress notebook digital since I learn better by writing. Could I add a summary to Evernote so I can include it in my progress tracking?