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Platform agnostic ideas that may help your PKM process. They may feature a software, but I think they apply to more than a single platform.
Jamie wrote about documenting his library of books.
When you have lots of reading to do it’s easy to take way too many notes. Solid advice from a librarian on a solution to the problem.
Shu talked about his productivity system which has lots of tips for those taking notes.
How much do you link notes together?
Does PARA work with today’s digital systems? I agree that putting an idea in a single place is a limitation that means you don’t use the power of current digital tools.
Zettelkasten works for PhD students. Some other interesting thoughts in here, like death to literature notes.
What is the Forgetting Curve.
Do you use “shorthand” in handwritten notes? I certainly do.
These two posts agonizing over the organization is representative of one reason I’m not sure analogue systems are the way to go. I feel like the search and other tools in a digital system like Obsidian remove those barriers.
Do you digitize any of your handwritten notes? Another thing that digital systems jsut do better.
Because we’re all lookin to expand our minds a bit.
Living life offline. I have been spending less time online lately, at least less time consuming drivel on social media.
Long and excellent article about remote work. I have worked at home for 12 years and the flexibility it gives me to be a dad and have a life imeans it wolud take a huge (like 5x) increase in pay to even consider going into an office.
Unread (my favourity RSS reader on iPad) has a nice update to improve subscription management from the share sheet. This includes keyboard shortcuts in the share sheet.
Ways to get your notes out of NotePlan.
How would you backup your NotePlan documents?
While I love vim, the thought of a vim based PKM feels like punishment to me.
Get your Evernote notes into Craft.
Craft vs Obsidian for Academic research. I think that the plugin system in Obsidian makes it a better choice.
How do you backup your Craft notes from an iPad?
Some tips on outlining in Obsidian.
Thinking in Obisidian, the local graph view.
How Nicole studies using Obsidian.
Using the Pick Four system to track goals in Obsidian.
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