December 30th, 2018
By Tiago Forte of Forte Labs
Let’s imagine how you would use Evernote if you had a brain.
I previously explained how the standard tag-based approach basically contradicts everything we know about creativity and how the human brain works.
After a few months of tinkering, I’m ready to attempt an answer to the reverse question:What would it look like to use Evernote as the basis for a creative workflow, in line with known neuroscience principle...
December 29th, 2018
January 28, 2016 By Tiago Forte
We’ve been told for years now that what our parents and kindergarten teachers told us is not, in fact, true — we are not each and every one of us special unique snowflakes destined for greatness. In this essay I want to offer a new theory of productivity for those of us who, despite all the evidence to the contrary, still believe there is something valuable about our particular point of view. I will argue that...
September 1st, 2018
Given how much time I spend producing text, I've spent shockingly little of it considering the tradeoffs of various modes to input it.
I had a vague sense that typing is faster than handwriting and that, despite this fact, I still prefer writing drafts by hand in my notebook. Recording audio notes while walking and using Otter's automatic voice-to-text transcription is fantastic for getting thoughts down in a steady flow, but the result is ne...