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  1. Looks like this happens with bullets too Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk
  2. If i have a note that contains check boxes i cannot edit it properly on the android app. when i open the note it has an ellipsis (...) at the top and bottom of the note. when i click anywhere in the note to add to the list it opens an editor window for me to edit the text next to a checkbox but doesn't let me add a new entry in the middle of the note. i can only add to the very top or very bottom of a note e.g ... work to do item 1 item 2 item 3 home to do item 1 item 2 item 3 ... all these "items" have a check box in front of them. when i try to add something to the end of the work to do's it will open item 3 for me to edit. can't add.
  3. Thanks. I have searched. Problem is I don't like GTD Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk
  4. so right now i have four notebooks: Inbox, notes, tasks, and work my tasks layout is a variation of the eBook's suggestions. I have a master project list that has work and home projects, goals, someday, and waiting the eBook suggested having separate notes for someday, goals, and waiting i make a task list daily and divide it into home and work to do's then i insert a line break and add notes. notes is daily high level journal entries. i will check the project list daily to see what is waiting and what projects are active. this is a good short term solution. i'm not really into the GTD mindset and i like having everything needed for a project listed out not just the next action. that way i can stage things for things that aren't necessarily actionable but in the pipeline. i'm thinking of listing the projects in the project list. then listing all the tasks i can think of for that project and indent where necessary. does this sound like a do-able task management system? i know everyone has their own way of doing things. its sometimes helpful for someone else to look at your workflow and point out flaws you may have overlooked.
  5. No. My tasks are also in my journal. They are identified as items with checkbox in the journal entries. The first journal entry for each day is always the todo list for the day. It is not unusual for the initial task to result in several new lower level or follow on items. Ummm. It works for me, and, it is expected to change again in the near future. Waiting for the Zendone beta to open. The real message is that for my usage, I want to keep to 1 event/task per note. For most tasks in today's initial to-do there is a subsequent journal for when I work on it. Not always. Sometimes the act of checking the item is sufficient documentation. e.g. My daily routine includes "Restart Chrome". A check is all it needs. Sometimes I add a something to the existing note. I am not trying to do a time and billing system. Just keep a good record of what I did and hopefully not lose track of a lot of little things. OK, I misunderstood. I like having a master task list for each day. I think I'll try adding any journal entries tothe end of it and see how I like it. It seems a big cumbersome to work my task list then write an entry every day Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk
  6. So you advocate a separate journal from daily tasks. I'll have to try it both ways and see what I like better Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk
  7. A few problems with that: 1. You will get real tired of typing that after a while 2. MDY is not a sortable format once you change years, YMD is. 3. I keep a lot of small journal entries instead of one for a day. This will become more important if you proceed with GTD. 4. I assign a tag "#dj" to all journal entries and to other clips/notes which initiate an action. This makes searching and data entry very easy, e.g. search for "dj evernote todo:false" will find all journal items for evernote with unfinished tasks (unchecked checkboxes). 5. I started with just date-time but quickly found that I needed to add a keyword or 2 to the title. Again, it makes browsing and searching a lot easier. I chose keywords in titles over tags because title is more visible, regardless of the Evernote client you are using. I also didn't want to worry about the issue of tag maintenance, etc. i've adopted this naming convention and it looks to be easier i currently create a new task list every and also journal every day. i read one of the eBooks offered in the trunk and the suggestion was to create a task list every day and then add "notes" to the bottom of it that are relevant only to that day. almost like a super high level journal. instead of typing your journal in a narrative and in a separate location to just add it to the daily tasks as you already create the notes daily. how do you guys feel about that?
  8. another question i have about setting up evernote is do you use tags to organize projects or do you create a separate notebook for a project?
  9. Well that's where I'm having trouble. I don't really know what it's useful for because I am a huge minimalist and don't like to have something unless I need it. So archiving and keeping all these notes doesn't appeal to me. However I also have ADD so I need something for transient thoughts. That's why I'm having trouble structuring because I don't really want to keep things but have to. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk
  10. I am using Evernote for a journal but I don't find it to be using it to its potential. I read a blog post that had 100 things to use Evernote for but they were all wildly abstract and from left field. I'd like more practical uses. So far I have journal, financial records, and lists (groceries, packing, etc) Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk
  11. i am planning on using it for journal-ling. i thought that i'd title them "journal entry - 09/30/2011" and then just go to town
  12. thanks, it sounds like i am thinking like you. one thing that i think is driving this cycle is that most people seem to hold on to everything that goes into evernote. archiving and never getting rid of things one thing i like about your example is that you make a notebook and then clear it out when you're done. does this mean archive or delete? i just can't see keeping every note forever. and i think deleting things will make organizing a much less daunting task
  13. cool. that was really helpful. i don't know why i feel compelled to use more notebooks and tags. i guess because i can right now i have inbox, notes, work, tasks i don't really need work and i'm thinking about implementing gtd so i may need to grow my notebooks a bit more. but yeah i need to figure out something that will last. because redoing my structure every week is getting exhausting lol
  14. basically i'm struggling with how to organize. i keep arranging my notes and notebooks and then rearranging and revamping. i can't find something that really fits and i'm looking for ideas most posts tell what they use evernote for. not really the file structure which is what i'm struggling with
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