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Cardflow: The Best Index Card App for the iPad. Cardflow for iPad Index Cards are Awesome.

Cardflow: The Best Index Card App for the iPad

We love index cards. We use them a lot. National Stationery Week Day 7: All Rolled Up! Keep your thoughts organized with these index card apps. Index cards can be an incredibly useful way to organize your thoughts.

Keep your thoughts organized with these index card apps

You can break every idea or piece of information down into bite-size chunks, then re-arrange them until everything flows perfectly. Whether you’re planning a presentation, coming up with a research plan, studying, trying to remember things you’ve read, designing a collaborative project, or organizing content for a course, index cards (or post-it notes) are an incredibly valuable tool. Sometimes, using physical index cards or sticky notes is the best way to go. You might need the tactile experience of laying it all out in front of you, physically moving the cards, or sticking notes up on a whiteboard or wall. But, depending on the project, you might need to be able to take notes on the go (without hauling along a shoebox full or cards), or easily keep backup copies (without spending hours at a photocopier).

A Bird in the Hand: Index Cards and the Handcraft of Creative Thinking. Haig Armen and I presented this paper (actually, we wrote a lot of index cards and stuck them on the wall in front of a projector!)

A Bird in the Hand: Index Cards and the Handcraft of Creative Thinking

At Congress 2013 in Victoria this past June. The talk was part of a session called Mediating Creative Practice that was put together by Frederik Lesage and Ben Woo. I don’t know why it took so long for me to put it online, but here it is. Creating a Concept Model. Shape Your Thinking: Brandy Agerbeck at TEDxWindyCity. Using Visual Thinking Tools To Develop An Online Course. Sketchnoting In The Classroom. What Does the Writing Process of Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black Look Like? Writing processes are as diverse as the writers who labor through them.

What Does the Writing Process of Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black Look Like?

There's really no one way to churn out a script, but if you've just started on this incredible screenwriting journey, or are in a rut and looking for some new tools to help you become more productive, then Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) might be able to help. In this Academy Originals video, Black details every step of his creative process, from how he goes about researching to how he lays out scenes written on a myriad of index cards. Creative Spark: Dustin Lance Black.

10x Management 10x Your Productivity: The Lost Art of Index Cards by James Cropcho - 10x Management. Being “10x” means operating in your zone of highest efficacy and knowing which tools can assist your productivity is key.

10x Management 10x Your Productivity: The Lost Art of Index Cards by James Cropcho - 10x Management

These days, because time is always precious and speed is king, it’s easy to assume that tools which reduce thinking and accelerate output will automatically improve performance. But a vital quality that distinguishes 10xers is knowing that working faster isn’t always smarter – and sometimes ‘old-fashioned’ tools are best. Yesterday, in Take Notes: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard, we discussed a Princeton study that discovered how handwriting promotes better memory and learning in students than typing. Today, one of our rockstar software engineers, James Cropcho, explains why he relies on using index cards to think and work at his 10x-best.

Index Card Planning: How To Plan your Project With Index Cards. How I manage my writing and get stuff done using index cards. I write a lot.

How I manage my writing and get stuff done using index cards

Between my own blog and newsletter, the Exist blog, guest posts, and newsletter, and my client work, that's a lot of writing to keep track of. I recently created a system to help me keep track of my writing and make sure I'm focused on the right piece at the right time. If you want to try this yourself, here's what you'll need: GTD + R 実践. Getting Things Done with Index Cards.

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The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read. After the response to this recent LifeHacker piece, I thought I would explain the system I use to take notes, research books and keep track of anecdotes, stories and info I come across in my work.

The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read

This isn’t the perfect system. It might not work for you. All I can say is that since learning it about 7 years ago, it has totally transformed my process and drastically increased my creative output. It’s responsible for helping me publish three books in three years, (along with other books I’ve had the privilege of contributing to), write countless articles published in newspapers and websites, send out my reading recommendations every month, and make all sorts of other work and personal successes possible.

Pile of Index cards

The Power of Index Cards - its-all-design.com. If you know even a little about Agile, you’ll have heard of the idea of using index cards for managing requirements. It might seem like a trivial concept, but I’ve had some unexpected successes with index cards recently, so I thought I’d share them with you. The concept Here’s the concept. Now, brace yourselves, because I don’t want to lose you in the detail here… Get some index cards, and a pen.Write each requirement on a separate index card.Watch the magic! Index Card System. Ten Tips on Organizing Your Mind, from Dr. Daniel Levitin.