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While looking for advice on implementing the Getting Things Done [...] I haven't read Allen's book yet. Yes, you should read the book first. TSW is a practical simplification. Once you need to go further, you have to refer to the source. Even in a simple case, trying to implement the system without reading about it first will, most likely, ...


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I use Evernote for notes and it works really well. The great thing about it is easily being able to get most digital and paper based bits of information into the system. I use a Fujitsu ScanSnap 1300 scanner for paper based data, and the iPhone and Mac based apps for any digital items. I can even email directly into Evernote text and attachments I get ...


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I think the key is not how to you use the tool, you need a habit of reading and reflecting on your notes daily. If you can simply just take 10 minutes each day (designated time slot ) to read your notes you'll get much better at this.


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In regards to Evernote's OCR capability, it is AMAZINGLY GOOD! It will even OCR images. As long as don't write in cursive script it will pretty much get everything right. If I am taking notes on paper, I will frequently use the Evernote iPhone app to take a picture of the pages and automatically import it into Evernote. From there, the document is OCR'd ...


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Paperwork aims to be an open-source, self-hosted alternative to services like Evernote. http://paperwork.rocks disclosure I am the creator of this tool.



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