Back in July 2008 I wrote about my task management journey, my search for systems to help me be more and more productive. I stated my believe that “there’s always a better way!”
I also discussed my latest attempt at using an online application, Remember the Milk. While I like the (free) service, I have concluded that I still need to see everything at a glance and be able to take it with me wherever I go. It’s was the same thing with a PDA several years ago. While I could take it with me, I couldn’t see everything, easily, at a glance, or or record notes on the fly.
So, what’s next?
Believe it or not, I may be coming full circle, where I started two decades ago. I am seriously considering going back to a paper planner (like Franklin Covey).
The thing I miss about a paper planner is having a central location to record notes, thoughts, and action items. And, with adding a child to the mix in our lives, having an effective centralized system becomes that much more important!
Franklin planners start on the quarters so I have till January (the next quarter) to decide if this is indeed the direction I want to go, so stay tuned for 3.0 somewhere down the road. 🙂