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I recently signed up for a Springpad account, as I like the idea of having it on the go on my iPad, plus accessible from any PC. However, it seems a bit overwhelming and confusing, I'm not really sure how to get the most out of it.

How do you use such a tool to help organize your life?

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closed as not a real question by Renan, Brian Carlton, Jeanne Boyarsky, Dori Jun 29 '11 at 6:39

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Can you indicate if you want to make it fit to your current productivity techniques? – tehnyit Jun 27 '11 at 15:32
That's too vague. Expect it to be closed or turned into a wiki. – Brian Carlton Jun 27 '11 at 22:57
@brian: Community Wiki is not intended to be a catch-all for bad questions. Either it's a good question or it's not. – HedgeMage Jun 27 '11 at 23:56
As written, your question is too vague to be answerable. If you added information about the service (for those familiar with similar ones but not that one), about the specific things you want to improve or accomplish by adding this to your workflow, and about your constraints, it might have enough context to stick around. – HedgeMage Jun 27 '11 at 23:59

I love Springpad.

Right now, I'm keeping a notebook for Next Actions, tagged by context. In the same color, I have a someday maybe notebook, a waiting-on notebook, a problems to work on notebook, and a shopping list notebook.

In a different color, I have a notebook for important information about my apartment and roommates

In color 3, I keep a notebook for general cooking technique and one just for recipes, the recipes are tagged by course.

In color 4, I have notebooks for specific projects and their support materials.

And finally in color 5, I have one notebook a piece for all my hobbies.

Hopefully this gives you some ideas, but remember that I didn't set all this up out of the gate. It just evolved one notebook at a time as I needed them, and the groupings and usages emerged out of that.

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