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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.

For the introverts out there, is there a Silent Book Club chapter near you? (web) Yes it’s a club where you sit and read without talking.

Being an imperfect gardener of my digital garden. (web)

Are Building a Second Brain and Zettelkasten the same? (web) This is an in depth look at the BASB book that highlights the differences between it and the Zettelkasten System. To do a throw back, here is my evaluation of Building a Second Brain (web), it’s good at creating intellectual property the author can sell you more on later.

31 logical fallacies in 8 minutes. (youtube)

Don’t make these journaling mistakes. (youtube)

Taking notes as a software developer. (youtube) Good video from the author of Inkdrop.

How do you know when an idea is worth pursuing. (youtube)

How to communicate with your future self. (web)

From first note to academic publication. (youtube)

You should publish your own content on something you own. (web) I’ve been saying this for years. Own your content.

I regularly find good links in Sebastien’s newsletter from PKM to interesting stuff to read. You should subscribe. (web)

Something Interesting

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

This was an excellent episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, but let’s highlight one quote.

The promise of the future was that the boring jobs would be automated so that we could make art and do poetry all day. Instead what’s happening is that art and poetry are getting automated so that we can do boring jobs all day. Probably while an algorithm screams at us to move faster. Tech Won’t Save Us

It was work to pull out that single quote so you really should go listen to the whole episode and subscribe to the podcast.


How to use DEVONthink’s default smart groups. (web)

Fiddling with your RSS/Newsletter/Readlater setup. (web/forum)

Greg sings the praises of Apple Notes under iOS 17. (web)

Shu sings the praises of Amplenote. (youtube)

Is Matter or Readwise Reader the best read later app? (web)

Beth gave us a tour of her Capacities setup. (youtube)

How to organize Apple Notes. (youtube)

Anytype is a new software (to me) that seems to compete with Notion. (youtube)

DEVONthink 3.9.2 is out, with improved clutter-free web capture. (web)


Smarter project management in logseq. (youtube)


I did a video on the Dangling Links plugin. (web/youtube) This plugin helps you find links to notes that you never created so you can create them and fill in any information that’s needed.

Draw.io integration via Excalidraw. (youtube)

Do you have a workflow for organizing people? (lemmy)

Easy academic exports in Obsidian. (lemmy)

Scientific research notes and project management with Obsidian. (youtube)

Here is a look at the coming PDF features in Obsidian. (youtube)

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