Creating an Idea Notebook in OneNote


This month on Mondays we are going to be looking at how a suite of tools – namely Microsoft Office – can make you more productive. Our first post in the series comes from one of my readers, who is organizing everything using OneNote, Microsoft’s notebook tool.

David Allen, in his book Getting Things Done, suggests creating a “Someday/Maybe” list for action ideas that you want to remember, but aren’t ready to commit to doing. Unfortunately, ideas tend to multiply like rabbits and mice, and a Someday/Maybe list can rapidly become less than useful.

My solution was OneNote. Here is how I use it.


Simplify Your Decision

Comparison of alarm clocks

Is deciding what to keep and what to toss difficult for you? Do you have trouble trying to decide what to work on? Do you put decisions off until later because you think it will be easier? Later time never arrives and so this is a good way to let things pile up.