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Introducing the Hipster PDA

Introducing the Hipster PDA
This article was originally posted during the first week of 43 Folders' existence, and, pound for pound, it remains one of the most popular page on the site. Please be sure to also visit related pages, browse our Hipster PDA topic area, plus, of course you can search on the Hipster PDA across our family of sites. Recently, I got sick of lugging my Palm V around, so I developed a vastly superior, greatly simplified device for capturing and sharing information. I call it “The Hipster PDA.” Beauty & Simplicity The Hipster PDA (Parietal Disgorgement Aid) is a fully extensible system for coordinating incoming and outgoing data for any aspect of your life and work. Building your first Hipster PDA get a bunch of 3"x5" file cards (here’s 500 for around 3 bucks)clip them together with a binder clipthere is no step 3 Settings & Preferences For you hotrods who like to tweak your equipment, I’ll note a few mods you might make to the basic configuration. “Getting Things Done” with your Hipster PDA

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Cardflow: The Best Index Card App for the iPad Cardflow for iPad Index Cards are Awesome. We love index cards. We use them a lot. They are a versatile and surprisingly powerful tool for all kinds of tasks. From brainstorming to drafting storyboards, to planning entire projects, they have a place in every workflow. How I manage my writing and get stuff done using index cards I write a lot. 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: index cardsan index card box/holderPost-It tags and dividers (I use these and these)a pen I've tried a few different strategies for keeping track of my writing in the past.

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. 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. Keep your thoughts organized with these index card apps Index cards can be an incredibly useful way to organize your thoughts. 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.

The Power of Index Cards - 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.

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. 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. The very first screenplay I wrote was not written using the process I use now -- not by a long shot. I literally sat down at my computer and wrote from beginning to end in linear fashion for three months until the story came to a natural conclusion.