If there’s one thing I’m keen on doing, it is staying organized. Between the blog and everything else in my life, I keep myself incredibly busy. What this means, like it or not, is that my mind can get a bit scattered, which is why I am always on the lookout for simple and useful ways to keep my deadlines, ideas, and inspiration organized. Over the years, I’ve tried several organizational and productivity apps and had varying degrees of success. Recently, I’ve been test driving Microsoft’s free OneNote iPhone and iPad app.
At my desk, I’m fairly old school. You will always see a tapestry of sticky notes containing all manner of things, like new post ideas and inspiration, photo selection file numbers, and things I need to keep track of longer term. And though I spend a lot of time at home in front of the computer, I am out of the house and traveling a lot. While nothing will replace my sticky notes at home, on Amtrak or when I’m out and about, they’re not really practical and are more likely to get lost than to help me remember anything.
When I travel, I almost always have both my iPhone and iPad. I like to work on the iPad’s larger screen on the train, but I rarely take it out when I’m on the move. Like most apps worth their salt these days, OneNote syncs across devices via OneDrive, so a quick note made on my iPhone is ready to be processed more fully on my iPad once I have a chance to settle down. I can’t count the number of ideas I’ve lost in the past because I failed to write them down as soon as I had them.
Have you tried OneNote? What do you think?
Also, as I said, I am always on the hunt for productivity apps like this. I’d love to hear about the ones you use and like or have tried before. Tell me about them in the comments.
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