I used to use TheBrain as my primary data organizer. It worked well on my Windows computer (which is my office machine) because I could drag emails right into the Plex from Outlook to remind myself to deal with them, or so I'd be able to reference the information in the messages in the context … Continue reading TheBrain 12. Game changer?
Nice packaging. The tablet in the righthand box, the protective folio sleeve in the lefthand box, and the marker plus writing stylus in the middle. The reMarkable 2 arrived five days after it left Hong Kong. That's pretty good time, especially since the box had to be handed off from DHL to the Post Office. … Continue reading The reMarkable 2: First Impressions
My new reMarkable 2 tablet is on its way to me (finally). In preparation for evaluating it, I thought I'd come up with a preliminary list of attributes I will use to determine my satisfaction. I do this fully expecting other features/functions/attributes which I haven't yet thought of to become significant after I start using … Continue reading Preparing to evaluate my reMarkable 2 tablet
When the first reMarkable tablet was introduced a few years ago, I was intrigued. But it seemed awfully expensive for a digital notebook that could only capture pen strokes. Any paper notebook could do that. It needed to be more than that to win my investment of $500. Eventually the company added the ability to … Continue reading Awaiting my reMarkable 2 tablet
I only recently started to try out the beta version of NotePlan 3. I've been a fan of NotePlan for some time, but I never really used it extensively, and I didn't know why. All its features really appealled to me, because I have long thought the ideal app would allow you to combine notes, … Continue reading NotePlan 3: Has my search for the perfect productivity app come to an end?
Well it has been a while since I last posted, but prompted by recent comments from a reader, who is also a fan of Dynalist, I want to post this update. There have been some newish apps that have vied for the work for which I use Dynalist. I was very intrigued by Roam Research … Continue reading Dynalist is still my most useful productivity app
I apologize in advance for what I expect to be a somewhat rambling post. The state of Vermont has confirmed what I've long expected: I am not essential. So I am working at home. The theme of this post is how that has changed what software I am relying upon. Usually I have the dual … Continue reading Homebound Update
This is just a quick post to correct a few misperception I had about Notebooks when I previously wrote about the app. I corresponded with Alfons Schmidt, the primary developer of Notebooks. He read my original post and sent me a few corrections (I've already posted them to the original article): - in Notebooks you … Continue reading Some corrections regarding Notebooks
Tags in Notetaker 4 are inserted in a meta data column. Back in September, I wrote a review of Notetaker 4. My impression was positive overall, but I had a few reservations. One of these was that I couldn't figure out how the tag function worked. A second was I thought you could not create … Continue reading Tags in Notetaker 4
Notebooks allows you to organize your notes and journal by "notebook" (left panel). Your entries appear in the notes list (central panel). And the content of the selected note appears in the editor (right panel). In this screen shot the editor is in edit mode. Notebooks by Alfons Schmidt has been around for over 10 … Continue reading Using Notebooks as a daily journal