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How do you stay organized?

almost 8 years ago from

Trying to get a bit more efficient by re-evaluating my organization techniques. How do you organize and keep track of bookmarks, favorite fonts, articles to read later, images?

35 comments

  • Garth BraithwaiteGarth Braithwaite, almost 8 years ago

    I don't.

    9 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 8 years ago

      I'm with ya mate. Apart from Trello to manage what we're working on, I don't really do anything either.

      1 point
      • Garth BraithwaiteGarth Braithwaite, almost 8 years ago

        I try a bunch of things, and end up rotating through them, or switch every time I change teams. I do my best, but some times I'm too busy doing things to keep things perfect.

        2 points
  • Aymeric G, almost 8 years ago

    Bookmarks - dragdis.com

    Read later - Pocket

    Images - Dropbox

    Font Book

    2 points
    • Joshua SöhnJoshua Söhn, almost 8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing dragdis, I used kippt before, but this is a lot nicer!

      1 point
    • Peter DeltondoPeter Deltondo, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

      Bookmarks/Read Later - Pocket Working Files - Dropbox Archived Files - Bitcasa Unlimited Backup - CrashPlan Pro File/Image Sharing - CloudApp Project Management - Basecamp (thinking of trying/switching to InvisionApp) Font Management - Font Explorer Pro To-Do's - TeuxDeux (rollover tasks changed my life) Password Management - 1Password

      0 points
    • Nathan NNathan N, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

      I'll follow your format:

      • bookmarks - kippt

      • read later - instapaper

      • digital backup - dropbox

      • documents - GDrive

      0 points
    • Askar HussainAskar Hussain, almost 8 years ago

      DragDis is a good one...never heard before. They should focus on some marketing effort, I guess.

      0 points
  • Lloyd WonderLloyd Wonder, almost 8 years ago

    I actually just use folders in my bookmarks folder. There hasn't been anything that has impressed me in that arena. I've been looking for years. Either there's a big focus on syncing, which I don't care about. Or a big focus on being in the cloud, which I also don't care for.

    I go through them every once in a while to sort out the cruft. I've found that Readability actually did what I wanted better than Instapaper and Pocket, combining features I like about both of them.

    But I don't use read-it-later services for a reason now. Because I will save things and never read them. I've started reading things right when I find them or bookmarking them so when I go back I'll have read it and deleted the bookmark.

    If I find that I particularly enjoyed something I'll fire up the Evernote web clipper and save it to Evernote. I don't really care for that program either but hey, it works.

    1 point
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 8 years ago

    Bookmarks? I found this nifty tool, called "Google".

    Pardon the snark. The times I started bookmarking, I found myself hardly ever looking back at the bookmarks. Just no need for it. Either the site is worth remembering, or I'll remember where I found the link. If not -> Google.

    My bookmarks toolbar has some icons on it for sites that I use most often (some Gmail, Jira, Google Drive, stack-echange, DN, HN, Bootstrap, Dribbble etc) but that bar really is my limit when it comes to bookmarks.

    1 point
    • David ÖhlinDavid Öhlin, almost 8 years ago

      I feel the same, but I still bookmark shit that I probably won't need. Just in case. It's like a compulsion. I'm a bookmark hoarder.

      3 points
      • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

        Yeah, I'm one of those as well ;)

        Drop the habit! BE FREE!!!

        Bookmarkers Anonymous. Stage one, acceptance.

        2 points
        • Mason LawlorMason Lawlor, almost 8 years ago

          I know what you mean about there being a fine gap between something being either memorable or googlable. But there is a void in between them that I've found bookmarking useful for.

          For example: When I come across a tutorial (for web dev, design, motion graphics, etc) I like being able to know I can find it again. Same goes for design resources– fonts websites, theme websites, design pack websites, etc. – those are the sorts of things that are easy to forget if you get overloaded with them.

          If I'm ever stuck on a project I can go back through my bookmarks and conjure up new ideas to adapt into the project. You can't simply Google: "tutorials that I find interesting".

          I keep bookmarks because I like knowing what I can know without having to know it. As long as I know where to find things, I can presume to have more skills under my belt.

          But yes, Google does make up for 90% of it. And memory makes up for the other 8%. Just give me 2% is all I ask :)

          0 points
  • Quentin R, over 6 years ago

    Ref

    0 points
  • Askar HussainAskar Hussain, almost 8 years ago

    Note taking - Evernote, SwiftKey on iOS Bookmarks - Pocket (formerly), DragDis (now) Projects - Trello Images - Dropbox

    0 points
  • Tim GauthierTim Gauthier, almost 8 years ago

    I struggle with this, so i've recently started using evernote to clip things into a "Design" notebook with tags etc. This... has been hugely helpful. I have a near infinite list of things in instapaper that i have never read, pinboard was going the same way...

    I want to clean out and make instapaper/pinboard useful again but i am just not there yet.

    0 points
  • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, almost 8 years ago

    Bookmarks: Folders Work files: Dropbox Inspiration: Pinterest Font Explorer Moleskin - Grid paper, small.

    0 points
  • Nicola RushtonNicola Rushton, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    For to-dos, I obsessively use Stickies (the mac app) - I have a laptop and a Thunderbolt display at work and I have sticky notes on the laptop and do my work on the Thunderbolt.

    For read it later, I use Pocket as a few other people have said.

    For work-related bookmarks, I chuck them on this page of my portfolio site: http://wp.nicolarushton.com/wordpress/?page_id=255 ... I know they'll always be there, and I figure it can't hurt to have in there.

    For all my other bookmarks, I just bookmark them in Chrome and use the Dewey add on (free) which allows you to really quickly search your bookmarks. http://deweyapp.io/

    0 points
  • Matt SchroeterMatt Schroeter, almost 8 years ago

    Bookmarks - Kippt

    I've used Kippt for a couple years now, and I usually keep a tab open to hop back and forth between stuff I've saved. Often I find the feed of it having more valuable links than my feed on Twitter. If there's an article I want to read later on there, I'll just push it to Instapaper.

    Articles - Instapaper

    Still a great thing for reading and saving articles - I've always loved the simplicity of it.

    Images - Pinterest

    For visual bookmarking I always use Pinterest. The saving is pretty simple, and works well between mobile/desktop devices.

    Files - Dropbox

    For anything I need to save offline or group with a specific project, I throw it into Dropbox. Have only had minor issues syncing over the last few years, and their iOS apps have had some great updates recently.

    0 points
  • Eli MellenEli Mellen, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    saved.io is my go to for bookmarks. It is darned close to perfect.

    0 points
  • Bardan Gauchan, almost 8 years ago

    Evernote - Notes, important/favorite articles, tutorials, anything-i-might-come-back-later stuff

    Todo - Wunderlist

    Project Management - Asana or whatever the client uses

    Bookmarks - Chrome sync

    Images - Pinterest

    Read Later - Pocket + Instapaper

    Fonts and other design files - Dropbox

    0 points
  • muhammad usmanmuhammad usman, almost 8 years ago

    Droplr for Image/screenshot sharing

    Dropbox for notes, files, and photos

    Chrome for bookmarks

    0 points
  • Jason BeatonJason Beaton, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    I use a combination of Mac's built in tools (tasks, calendar, etc...) as well as: 1. Wunderlist - Where I store things to read later, organize them 2. Dropbox, Cloudapp - Images (Buy the revisions add-on for Dropbox. What a life saver!) 3. Slack - Project management 4. Gneo (iphone app) - ToDo list 5. Outread - For reading whatever is stored in Wunderlist. Since Outread doesn't work with Wunderlist, I set up IFTTT to pull anything new into my "Pocket" account.

    1. Bonus: Hum (iphone) - For keeping track of song ideas, melodies, lyrics, etc...
    0 points
  • Jordan IsipJordan Isip, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )
    0 points
  • Jamie MartinJamie Martin, almost 8 years ago

    Evernote / Thinkery / Remember the Milk

    0 points
  • Manik RatheeManik Rathee, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Evernote for all note-taking, scans to stay paperless, receipts, etc

    Clear - To Do

    Trello & Basecamp - Project Management

    Kippt - Links to Save

    Pocket - Links to look at and possibly save permanently via favorites

    CloudApp - Image sharing

    Ember - Inspiration

    0 points
  • Matt AchariamMatt Achariam, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    I like using a combination of clear(http://realmacsoftware.com/clear) and the default reminders app in iOS for reminders and lists.

    0 points
  • Marc BodmerMarc Bodmer, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )
    0 points
  • Fabrice LiutFabrice Liut, almost 8 years ago

    Pocket, to read later.

    Kippt, to important links and tools that i never want to loose.

    Trello, to project management.

    Todoist, to days tasks.

    Fontcase, to my fonts, and a pinterest board to font that i want to buy.

    Dragdis, to my inspiration board.

    Balanced, ios app, to balanced my life well.

    0 points
  • Seth KaskySeth Kasky, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Iceber.gs for organizing online resources / bookmarks.

    Instapaper for saving articles to read later.

    For everyday reminders & todos I use Tick.

    0 points