A note-taking tool that works with Markdown syntax
easily extensible with plugins
data stays on your computer only
as a task management tool
as a note-taking tool
A daily note is a central place to capture all of your thoughts, ideas, and learnings for the day.
For technical writers, this could involve meeting notes, project notes, research notes, and more.
One note per day.
YYYY-MM-DD for file names. (easier organisation)
Add today’s meetings to the daily note.
You can be as specific or vague as needed.
Timeboxing is an idea from the book, Deep Work by Cal Newport.
Decide what to work on and when today.
These are the items that you want to spend the day.
Add projects you want to work on to the planner.
Add tasks or next actions. (via: the Tasks plugin)
Capture notes whenever you start something or at random intervals.
🔬 It takes 23 mins to refocus after each interruption. 🤯
There are a lot of applications for these interstitial logs.
Change task dates as needed
Review notes for tasks/ideas
Send out mails / update Jira tickets
Add notes for next day
A shutdown ritual is also from Deep Work by Cal Newport.
One note per meeting
Capture notes in the meeting
Add action items as tasks
Link to other notes (meetings, projects, people…)
Templates and reusable snippets ⬇️
Advanced ideas like queryable data and dashboards 📊
And lots more 🏆
Start small. Start by using a daily note or a note per meeting.
Experiment. Find a system that works for you.
Practice interstitial journalling. It works wonders.
This is a journey, not a destination.