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Bigger Ideas

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.

Part 3 of Building a Colorful Second Brain.

Justin did a long stream working through his notes.

Blog writing with Cards?

How do you reflect weekly and monthly in your Bullet Journal? I do find something “more” when I reflect on paper. Maybe it’s the slowing down I do because I write far slower than I type.

Should each new note link to a previous note? I like Scott’s response, specifically about not storing information, write down your thoughts.

Garren’s review of Building a Second Brain.

Don’t delete “useless” notes.

Use it or lose it…what should you do with all your notes?

Explaining the concept of a Second Brain.

How to organize lots of attachments? I store all PDFs in DEVONthink, which I use for other people’s thoughts. My thoughts go in Obsidian.

What type of unique IDs should you put on your Zettelkasten cards?

Something Interesting

Because we’re all lookin to expand our minds a bit.

A good reminder that productivity is a result of clarity about what’s important. That productivity is a result of clarity about what’s important.

Interesting video on how a PhD changed, and didn’t, James’ life. Note, focusing on external goals can be used to cover up things that aren’t going well inside.


Seems that Tana is one of the new apps people are gushing over. Remember, most of us don’t need to just review more apps, we need to use what we have well. A good system is tool agnostic.

How to use RSS in DEVONthink.

Can a note app filter by colour of highlights?


Numeric Citizen on why you should upgrade to the Craft Business Plan.

Why Numeric Citizen is no longer using Craft Daily notes. He now uses Things 3 to manage his tasks. I also like keeping my notes app for notes and tasks app for tasks.

It seems that Craft for Windows doesn’t have list view yet.

Craft as a journalling app.


The Obsidian Share plugin looks interesting. I’ve been asked about sharing my vault, but have always felt like the real output is my blog and videos. The rest is random notes that only have connections to me.

Nicole shows off a real world use case of Obsidian used to manage her Kickstarter support.

Sergio shows off his dashboard in Obsidian.

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