Here’s one I find quite beneficial.
I’ve been using Microsoft’s OneNote for a couple of years now. It’s part of the Office Suite (for Mac and PC), but also an individual, free download for tablet, computer, or phone.
I use OneNote to:
- Plan trips – everything from itineraries to packing lists to pictures and videos
- Make lists – for groceries, household needs, gifts, books to read, movies to see, TV shows to check out, music and bands I like, people to follow or connect with, birthdays…
- Coordinate projects for clients – there is a feature where you can share a notebook with 1 or more people and enable them to edit/update, too. Collaboration is powerful!
- Track tasks – for myself, my parents, organizations I have an active role in…
- Collect ideas – for stories, blog posts, articles…
It’s easy to insert URLs, pictures, documents, videos, and more into this app.
A feature I appreciate: similar to Google Drive, changes are saved automatically; there is no need to click a ‘save’ button.
A big benefit of this app (for me) is that it is available whether or not I am connected to the Internet. I can be on my phone and look at and add or change content easily. The application synchronizes with the desktop version whenever possible, and vice versa.
I seldom need access to my grocery shopping list or items-needed-at-Walmart list, so I’m always updating those through my phone. Most other lists are through my laptop. The versatility and ease of use make this application a handy resource to help me stay organized — and eliminate the need for notes on napkins and scraps of paper.
There is even a tab where you can draw – with or without a stylus pen – as a way to grab those creative images or ideas that come to mind.
I find OneNote versatile and handy and love having one place where I can keep track of a limitless number of things.
What is your favorite productivity-enhancing tool?
*The above commentary and review reflect my opinion and thoughts on OneNote. It does not imply approval or acceptance from other NHWN bloggers. I was not compensated for this review in any way.
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