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Category Archives: Personal Productivity
Which kind of tools work for me and which do not, part 3. Think tools should not consume my attention with their autonomous creations, but help me sorting things out for myself.
Some tools come with plenty of pre-selected ‘sand moulds’ for our thought contents. Maybe for some users, such offers may function as an idea generator or a creative muse. For others (like me) they do not work.
My top 10 tools: 1. Notepad, 2. QuiteRSS, 3. Twitter, 4. Condensr.de, 5. Wordpress, 6. Evernote, 7. gRSShopper, 8. FedWiki, 9. Diigo, 10. Slack
Responding to this: “What is Digital Literacy? — What impact does digital literacy have on your personal, professional, and spiritual* life? (*However you interpret this.) — Who are you? (context matters) — Licenses”
I knew that gRSShopper is able to harvest RSS feeds, but it is much more powerful than that.
Seven habits make my workflow satisfying. In particular: pull over push, optimized for browse rather than search, and careless capturing but cultivating later. Continue reading
I understand now better how the “magic” of my tool works: it makes associations tangible. It turns elusive mental relationships into “hands on” experience, and it compensates for the abstractness of some thought links, with a drawn line “at our fingertips”.
Comparing two other think tools with my own tool one can say that they are rather suited as the big long-term storage “cupboard” while my own tool is more like the “table” where things are put for a temporary large overview.