How do you manage your thoughts, projects, todos, texts? How do you manage your...

Ian James
Ian James

How do you manage your thoughts, projects, todos, texts? How do you manage your life?

I write hundreds of thoughts daily (into notepad). I also have projects with document files and other resources. I have todo lists etc
Should I instead use (offline) wiki software? What are advantages and disadvantages?
what do you think of WikidPad (and similar, offline personal wiki) compared to folders & text files, when it goes to personal projects management and life managment?

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Liam Price
Liam Price

I tried a wiki for a while but found it less convenient than just having text files I can easily leave in useful places or check in with related projects.

Gavin Barnes
Gavin Barnes

Notes app on my phone with a "NotePad' file, currently about 92k characters big, that's how I manage my thoughts and other shit.

Angel Brown
Angel Brown

A simple todo list for software things, but for things I study I like to keep a journal.

For mathematics in particular, I make note of things problems I found difficult to solve, and any stumbling blocks I encountered in certain material or proofs. I do this because I kept forgetting things I'd learned in years prior, yet after revisiting the material I would remember encountering the very same sticking points. For instance, I would recall contemplating a problem before, remember solving it, but not the thought process it took to do so!

Camden Parker
Camden Parker

I use my large brain

Jace Wright
Jace Wright

I throw shit at trello.

Josiah Sanchez
Josiah Sanchez

Notes app on my phone with a "NotePad' file, currently about 92k characters big, that's how I manage my thoughts and other shit.

I do not use phone app as phones are botnets and can be stolen too.
My main thought file is about 2 500 000 (2.5m) characters. I also have some older files that can be another hundred thousands.
I am slowly moving thoughts into separate files (one or more files per topic), but maybe I should move them to personal wiki instead?

Also was considering doing some semi-automatic move of thoughts from this file, especially that often I use some kind of tags, so it is possible to use tool to search them depending on tags and cut from the main file.

Ethan Bell
Ethan Bell

Have fun losing your digital mind when they close your account for wrongthink.

Kayden Martin
Kayden Martin

I write hundreds of thoughts daily (into notepad).
Nobody who uses Holla Forums has that many thoughts on a daily basis that are worth recording.

Chase Long
Chase Long

I just use plain text file, or even pen & paper (especially if it involves drawing). If something complicated has to be visualized, a program like graphviz can be useful. I use that sometimes to understand how a big program fits together when I'm taking over maintenance or need to make a modification. I've even gone so far as to print out the graph and use coloring pencils to indicate related items (like all functions part of one module).

Oliver Richardson
Oliver Richardson

org-mode

Nathan Nguyen
Nathan Nguyen

How do you manage your thoughts, projects, todos, texts? How do you manage your life?
Org-mode for Emacs

Jayden Davis
Jayden Davis

I use org-mode for multi-stage projects. My own program for other tasks.
I don't have a special system for tracking notes or thoughts since that's what my entire computer is for.

Gabriel Scott
Gabriel Scott

Wikidpad

Daniel Reed
Daniel Reed

How do you manage your life?
I don't.
It's in my head and in such a structure which isn't implemented anywhere in code.
The only thing that bothers is that it's not easy to delete stuff from it.

Dylan Bell
Dylan Bell

I've heard alcohol helps.

Samuel White
Samuel White

paper is not depreciated or botnet

Joshua Davis
Joshua Davis

I use Zim, which is wiki softmare for linux(and probably other platforms), for my overarching goals and long term things, as well as a personal journal, which it has a slick mode for where it automatically has dates as categories, it is very easy to organize and format, would recommend, also it just saves all your shit in text files, so if zim ever went south, easy enough to switch.

I use Loop Habits for android for daily stuff, meditation, yoga, brushing teeth, etc.
And for things to do every few days, such as running. Very useful, it makes graphs and has an algorithm that gives you a habit percentage for the health of your habit.
Has helped me make a lot of good habits, which if you don't think are important, I recommend the book Way to Willpower, he goes into detail on habits and how they shape everything we do and who we are at our core, basically.

I use Sealnote for android for quick notes. It encrypts them, so makes me feel a bit better about botnet phone working against me. Good program, though.
Hopefully these programs can help you gather your thoughts, but remember, the onus is always on you, if you don't actual use the tools or barely use them and use them wrong, they can't do anything.
You can only help yourself, these are just tools to maybe make it easier, if you feel them hindering you after giving them a fair shot, just toss them.

Owen Moore
Owen Moore

paper is not depreciated or botnet
paper is a botnet
all it takes is police raid at your home, they will take all your documents and read them. whereas on PC documents are encrypted (entire PC is too)

also paper doesn't allow you to edit notes, search them, change formatting later etc

Nicholas Diaz
Nicholas Diaz

text documents on PC

Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey

you stupid self-flagellating luddites.
you, and , don't you know that there is also a hell for those who are faint with their good advice and discoveries? You are literally that Destiny2 fag who discovered remnants of 'the light' (immortality) and then didn't bother to tell anyone else about it.

STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND LEARN ORGMODE
http://orgmode.org

If you've never used Emacs, run through the tutorial and then get back to orgmode. You have no business pretending that you gain anything from your feeble note-taking or large-braining if you're not already comparing it against what you could be doing with org-mode.

Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor

that Destiny2 fag who discovered remnants of 'the light' (immortality) and then didn't bother to tell anyone else about it.
Why would you? Why would anyone tell anyone else about it when you could take advantage of it yourself?

Lincoln Garcia
Lincoln Garcia

I, too, make shit up on the internet.

Eli Powell
Eli Powell

Pen and paper.

Cooper Long
Cooper Long

You can view its documentation with "info org-mode".

Owen Cooper
Owen Cooper

I have a txt file for a journal, symmetrically encrypted. I use vim to edit it.
I currently have it as one file per year, but I'm considering splitting it up because it would be more resistant to bitrot. Disadvantage to that is I would have to go through more files if wanted to search for something and I didn't remember the month it happened in, so I probably won't bother. I have multiple backups anyway.

thoughts file
What do you put in there?
inb4 my thoughts

William Perez
William Perez

Orgmode. Switched after using Zim Wiki for years.

Levi Watson
Levi Watson

I have a txt file for a journal, symmetrically encrypted. I use vim to edit it.
What is the point of encryption? Since you have this file opened all the time, the key is in memory all the time.

Disadvantage to that is I would have to go through more files if wanted to search for something and I didn't remember the month it happened in, so I probably won't bother. I have multiple backups anyway.
you could do a search in a folder of text files. search contents of that files. That's built in into Windows.

<thoughts file
What do you put in there?
inb4 my thoughts

I put there all my thoughts, about everything. If I didn't put them down, I would forgot about those thoughts.

Easton Gutierrez
Easton Gutierrez

what advantages and disadvantages does org-mode provide compared to zim wiki

Jose Carter
Jose Carter

org-mode is console shit, doesn't support mouse

Levi Hall
Levi Hall

windows
lol
what's the point of encryption
I don't keep it open all the time. I don't really need it that badly, it's there just in case.

Brody Scott
Brody Scott

My cubicle is full of whiteboards that I "borrowed" from empty cubes, and I cover them with such things. If they stay on the board for too long and don't end up getting done, then they just get erased.

Gabriel Russell
Gabriel Russell

You are wrong.

Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher

Very simple. What I do is keep open 10 browser windows with 20+ tabs each at all times. This makes it impossible for me to focus on anything productive for longer than 3 minutes, as the mere prospect of closing some of those tabs is enough to sidetrack me for hours reading some blog or organizing my porn folder. I never accomplish anything or think deeply about anything, and thus I have no need for a note tracking solution.

Jace Rodriguez
Jace Rodriguez

also paper doesn't allow you to edit notes, search them, change formatting later etc
being this retarded

Dylan Mitchell
Dylan Mitchell

Zim glitched out on me too many times, right up to version 0.66 when I finally decided fuck it, I'm using emacs. Formatting would get messed up over whole 'notebooks', links would break, etc. Plus you can't easily move attached files (like inline images).
Orgmode does everything I needed from Zim and more. But Zim is simpler to use and easier to learn.

Connor Baker
Connor Baker

a man after my own heart, i haven't done meaningful study on anything in almost a decade

Owen Cooper
Owen Cooper

i use ios for to helping me track my thots because women cannot into computers

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