What keeps you organized on a daily basis?

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What keeps you organized on a daily basis?

  1. Desktop computer

    8.6%
  2. Laptop

    25.7%
  3. "Ultra-mobile" PC

    2.9%
  4. Cell phone

    11.4%
  5. Digital Audio Player (DAP)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. TextEdit

    2.9%
  7. Paper

    25.7%
  8. Other

    8.6%
  9. It's not that I don't like organization. I just prefer chaos.

    28.6%
  10. Like Spock, I am a Vulcan. We have no need for such devices.

    14.3%
  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    #1
    As a disorganized person, I thought I would do a survey!

    Which tools or aids do you use to organize your day?

    If computer, do you use a specific application?
     
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  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

    homerjward

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    #3
    i checked the last four. i use a combination of my mind, occasional hand notes, and VERY occasional notes in my pocket. then again, as a high school student, i don't have much to keep organized.
    ill also use google desktop "todo list" if there's something i need to remember in the morning when i'm still groggy/not remembering because i check my computer as soon as i wake up.
    btw, i hate it when people misspell 'masturbation.'
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    #4
    The little bit of organization that I do I sort out on my laptop. Then there's my desk...If we have all of this technology, why do we still have paper? Too much paper causes my lack of organization.
     
  5. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    I agree with all your comments, 167%. Those Vulcans are causing a reality distortion field.
     

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  6. Demon Hunter thread starter macrumors 68020

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    #6
    I agree... paper is evil. If only my professors knew that!
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

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  8. Kernow macrumors 65816

    Kernow

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    #8
    Outlook on my work Windows laptop for all things work related.

    Nagging of girlfriend for everything else :D
     
  9. el_grapadora macrumors newbie

    el_grapadora

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    #9
    I used to be crazy about the Windows PocketPCs (hey, it was back in my Windows days), and later about the Palms. Heck, I had a Radio Shack Hoop Commander in late middle school. It was basically a cheap version of the old BOSS organizers with this crappy basketball game included.

    Then, as I got further into college, I realized that I used my organizers less despite needing them more. I figured out why: it took me way too long to sit down and open the organizer, find the calendar, add an appointment in Graffiti, correct the mistakes, mutter things about the organizer's mother under my breath, and close it. Paper's way quicker, and I already have an iBook, iPod, and phone to lug around. This is why we still use paper. ;)

    This fall (my first year of grad school :eek: ) I finally found the joy of PocketMod, combined with a very small pen. I keep them in my pocket pretty much wherever I go, and it works fine. If you're having organization troubles, check out 43folders, which talks about different ways to organize your life. Not everyone can live by the "Seven Habits" and all that jazz.
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #10
    I went with the Vulcan answer...

    But I really just keep a fairly updated iCal on my iBook, which I sync with my old, and hardly working, SE T68i cell phone. But isn't that logical, I just don't know... ;)

    Why didn't you vote "Other", or maybe "Laptop", then...? :rolleyes:
     
  11. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
  12. annk Administrator

    annk

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    #12
    Pocket Mod is AMAZING, thanks so much for the tip!!!

    I use iCal, my Nokia 6680 and .mac to sync/publish my calender. This is the first phone I´ve had that I feel really makes it easy and convenient to use the calender function.
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    I have my Sony Ericsson with bluetooth, and I use BT to sync my phone's calendar with iCal's. Whenever I need to do something or meet someone, my phone alarm will ring X minutes before my appointment (I specify how many minutes X represents), and I find this to be perfect. My K700i that I lost was better at this sort of thing, but my "cheap" replacement, the T637 isn't horrible. Well, it was cheap in Hong Kong anyway......around $100 USD.
     
  14. annk Administrator

    annk

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    #14
    I do the alarm thing too - just started using that function, and it´s already saved me missing several important appointments. My job is such that it´s not good to have my mobil on while I´m dealing with patrons (it´s a library), but since my phone has an offline function, I can still use it for calender, contacts and alarms without worrying about it starting to ring at an inopportune moment.
     
  15. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    #15
    Lists, and plenty of them. Things I need to do, things I don't need to do, things I haven't done... all inscribed in untidy, illegible writing in an A4 desk diary.
     
  16. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    #16
    THERE'S a word that slipped throught!
     
  17. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

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    #17
    I have a 'paper' planner that I mainly use for school (but occassionally I'll write non-school related events in there).

    Otherwise, I'll often write on the back of my hand. :D
     

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