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Charles Gagnon 281

Senior Director, IT, New York Genome Center
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I have been involved in IT for over 20 years. Over that time, I have used a number of tools. I love to consume content and try out tools with anything related to productivity, notetaking, content organization, etc.

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a year ago

For me, the biggest challenge is not the context switching between tools, this can be solved with technology. Alt-Tab, Keyboard Maestro, Command-E, Spotlight (on mac), Launchy or Windows 10 Power Toys…

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This general flow has remained a core issue for me over the years. Multiple input types end-up with multiple workflows or pipelines and it spreads my "information" around too much. But I look at it…

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almost 2 years ago

There are lots of great responses with valuable information on this thread. This is a topic I'm always researching because I do feel there is a bit of a tooling gap there.

My current workflow is…

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I agree that Notion is better positioned to do everything in one place. Where struggled with Notion the most was notetaking and knowledge management which is about 90%, if not more, of my personal use…

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I do think the more powerful feature of Roam is the notetaking and linking. The backlinking gives you the flexibility of taking your notes on your daily page while having them show in a given context…

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This is definitely the kind of question I struggle with all the time as well.
At the moment, I'm in Roam daily with notes and action items I want to track. It took some time but I've gotten…

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2 years ago

We are currently still on Slack. I see the competition for Slack going two possible ways:

1- Discord. Discord is very popular with gaming folks and younger techies. The UI is almost identical to…

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Commented on  Evernote vs. Notion
2 years ago

I've used both very actively.

Notion wins it to actually write notes. Writing anything in Evernote in really difficult. So a personal note-taking system, a collaborative wiki, tasks, todos, etc. will…

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2 years ago

I definitely use Slack and company email on my phone. I was never explicitly asked to do so but for me, it's to facilitate my day. For one, it allows me to roam around, maybe walk my dog if I'm home…

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2 years ago

Never a specific dedicated but I've implemented the "system" (an Inbox, a workflow, a tagging mechanism for context, etc.) in numerous apps.

It pretty much all started with OneNote. It was great to…

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2 years ago

I did join in June... So I should chip in before June ends.
I have been involved in IT for over 20 years. Over that time, I have used a number of tools. I love to consume content and try out tools…

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It was mentioned already but the lack of offline capability is BIG issue. All these apps should focus on this VERY early on. I need to be able to organize myself anywhere, connected or not. Notion…

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This will sound very old-school but for ages, my single source of truth has been my books kept in Gnucash. It's the only application I have left with a dependency on Windows. It runs on macOS but does…

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2 years ago

I don't use text automations as much as I use Macros. The set of Macros I use consistently are for Outlook. Work has me use Outlook on a Mac. It other to process mail I've implemented Outlook macros…

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I feel like I have tried everything and I'm never feeling completely satisfied. I've tried:

Read later apps, like Instapaper or Pocket. They do great for reading without distractions, they help with…

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Pocket [getpocket.com] is a great alternative to Instapaper.