Email: Superhuman. Can’t imagine going back to Gmail. Would be torture.
Browser: Brave with Vimium. Just installed Workona to assist with tab management.
Mac: Alfred for opening new browser searches, file search, and much more. Spotlight’s archaic in comparison.
I use Notion for my core life/work-flow, such as project management, habit tracking, investor reports, and decks.
Calendar: Fantastical. Unparalleled natural language parsing.
Just started tinkering with Roam. Likely to replace Notion for ideation etc.
I'm using a combination of Notion, Todoist and calendar (Google calendar, but viewing it in Fantastical).
I tried having everything in Notion, but especially for tasks and planning, I went back to a traditional todo manager (Todoist) and a calendar. I felt that for some use case, specialized software definitely gets the job done better and outweighs the benefit of having everything in just one tool.
Notion for dashboard & main library of notes and plans. My template here: https://www.notion.so/Personal-Dashboard-b10b501252de4407b13181e604901300
Apple notes for quick brain dump of ideas and notes, later organized /cleaned/ transferred to Notion
I used to try many tools and apps and created complicated systems. But later I realized the most effective way to manage “life” is make good habits dead simple.
For me, it still has to be Notion. I run a mid-sized organization on it, and we have set up some custom dashboards that have become critical to see how things are going. Instead of jumping in and around multiple tools, it is now a single source of truth.
We are a recruiting company and we are going to build our own platform. However, we started first by being profitable providing recruitment services without writing a single line of code. We use:
Bullet journaling (and you can do it in notion), it's not a product but it's a really great framework and tool that does wonder to clear your mind and get things done, you feel like you have your life together (not everything has to be solved by tech!).
Both Notion and Roam are pretty popular right now in the spot OneNote and Evernote filled before—they're all great ways to write down everything in your head and use the software to remember things you might otherwise forget. I actually use a writing app (iA Writer) for much the same purpose, but anything could work, including the basic Notes app on an iPhone, even. The trick is to write things down consistently, save anything you'd want to remember there, and then search the app when you need to find something.
Some of the apps recommended in this discussion about bookmarking tools could also help:
Love the idea of Notion and had a friend who invested time to make it work for him, but ended up not sticking. So much of this depends on how you prefer to think. Notion seems to be great for more OCD types? Or maybe great for companies since managing a company is way more complex than managing your life, and colleagues benefit a lot from things written and organized well.
I use Bear (all of my notes, thoughts, etc), Workflowy (daily tasks), Google Docs (for weekly / monthly / quarterly goals), Google Sheets (for habits).
Notion, Bear for quick notes and thoughts, and Ghost for private blogging.
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