May 22, 2012
On my quest to go paperless in the office, I have found two areas that are stumbling blocks. Those two are:
- creating lists
- jotting down quick notes
I’m finding it particularly hard to stop doing these two things on paper. Lists ( daily task lists,etc) are central to my own productivity. I think a lot about timing, dates, workflow, and schedule. I just haven’t found the correct app for doing making lists yet. I know there are a ton out there, but the ones I have tried so far have just not been up the to level of flexibility and visibility I need. I like to have my list right in front of me on my desk at all times. I don’t want to turn on the device and hunt for my list. The lack of paper makes me feel unproductive and I’m just not getting the same “in control” feeling from the iPad as I do a real yellow legal pad.
Quick/short note taking on paper just feels like a bad habit. I know it would take me just as many movements to open up an app as it would be to open a drawer and pick up a pen. I think this bad habit can be broken with conscious effort.