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Organization tools / MS One Note?

I'm not making much money, but I'm one busy dude for some reason right now. I need a way to keep things straight without forgetting details. I need to keep task lists for different projects, and then an overall task lisk of the projects that I need to prioritize.

I'm looking at MS One Note. Seems like it's not to bad. I'm also looking at a couple of online tools.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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to techy for me, im old school pen-n-pad. sorry im no help greg

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Try http://tadalist.com

I have used it for a while and it's cool.

In the end though, I'm just keeping my lists in a couple of plain text files. Ligthweight, ultra-flexible and ultra-portable.

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Spreadsheet or Outlook will do the job.

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Try http://tadalist.com

I have used it for a while and it's cool.

In the end though, I'm just keeping my lists in a couple of plain text files. Ligthweight, ultra-flexible and ultra-portable.
Thats what I've been doing. If my pc didn't have notepad, I wouldn't need one. But I want something a little nicer (I don't know what I'm looking for) then a to do list on outlook.

I'm on the PC all day and I lose notes and post its. The notes just end up (when not lost)going into the pc anyway. Then I can cut and past share / move info when needed quickly. A lot of what I do or need to do will need to be shared with others, so electronic is good.

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Thats what I've been doing. If my pc didn't have notepad, I wouldn't need one. But I want something a little nicer (I don't know what I'm looking for) then a to do list on outlook.

I'm on the PC all day and I lose notes and post its. The notes just end up (when not lost)going into the pc anyway. Then I can cut and past share / move info when needed quickly. A lot of what I do or need to do will need to be shared with others, so electronic is good.
I personally like using spreadsheets as they are the easiest to sort and filter. Second is Outlook, don't know if you know, but you can add columns and custom fields in the Outlook to do list, so you can customize it as much as you please.

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If you have a smartphone (iPhone/Android), there are some really good apps you can use to keep track of your tasks along with apps to alert you. Plus, those notes and schedules can be synchronized with your PC or be made available online so they can be access from anywhere (ie Google Docs).

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If you have a smartphone (iPhone/Android), there are some really good apps you can use to keep track of your tasks along with apps to alert you. Plus, those notes and schedules can be synchronized with your PC or be made available online so they can be access from anywhere (ie Google Docs).
I'm looking at some of those now.

I'm also wondering about www.basecamphq.com and https://usa.r360.com

I have a BB and would like to have some synchronization for things like to do lists or contacts. Still trying to learn more about One Note.

hmmmmmm

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Take a closer look at Google Docs. It's Microsoft Office on the go. Grab a smartphone that supports that suite and you're good to go.

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I used onenote on and off during lawschool. I really wanted to like it, but it really wasn't anything special.

Outlook to-do's worked more intuitively for me, and worked with just about every phone I had, including the iphone+exchange account.

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I'm liking one note now that I watched the demo. I do need to track lots of details of things done every day. To be able to search each days notes to find things quickly would work. It's MS so the contact list in Outlook is fine and sync's with my BB. I think I'm going to give it a try.

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check out evernote - It is a free version, and it works great with the iphone.

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if you do a lot driving like me
get a small inexpensive digital voice recorder. I do my best thinking behind the windshield and would forget half of my thought sif I didint immediately in my squak box

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get a small inexpensive digital voice recorder. I do my best thinking behind the windshield and would forget half of my thought sif I didint immediately in my squak box
I am driving a bunch. But when I get somewhere, I'm immediately back on a PC. My Blackberry has a voice recorder I could and may use.

But I need to view these task lists and notes to see what needs to be done and prioritize them.

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I am driving a bunch. But when I get somewhere, I'm immediately back on a PC. My Blackberry has a voice recorder I could and may use.

But I need to view these task lists and notes to see what needs to be done and prioritize them.
you could always leave yourself voicemails on your office (desk) so when you get there you can plug them into your software.

Personally, I use outlook for everything, but that is because I have an exchange server and it all syncs with my smart phone.

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I use a regular spiral notebook to keep track of things to do
old school I guess

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I use a regular spiral notebook to keep track of things to do
old school I guess

everything goes to index cards (fits in shirt pocket) first... then I sort through the important crap later when I have time and put it either on the phone or the mac and they sync themselves (todo, cal, etc)

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