- Put important items (bills, car keys, purse, etc.) in their own same place.
- Put sticky note reminders in key places.
- Keep a calendar (but remember to check it each day).
- Get a file cabinet and label the files in the most meaningful ways.
- Have a tote bag or briefcase that always has in it what you need for the day.
Tools that Synchronize Across Devices
- One-Note On-line is included in Microsoft Windows. It allows creation of separate notebooks, and labeled "pages" within each notebook that accept separately pasted items that can be dragged about the page.
- Evernote helps you keep all sorts of notes in topic-specific notebooks.
- Google Docs is like Evernote, but is document focused.
- Google Calendar helps you track events, set reminders, import appointments straight from Gmail, and is shareable.
- Remember the Milk is a "to-do" reminder. It has specific apps for the web and multiple portable devices and you can connect it to multiple devices. It syncs with Outlook or Google mail.
- TelePixie sends wake-up calls, reminders, and alerts to your mobile phone.
- Sticky Notes comes with Microsoft Windows and is a computer version of the paper sticky notes you put on the refrigerator, walls, and elsewhere. You can keep the notes open all the time on the computer desktop or temporarily closed.
- Stickies is a much more sophisticated system that runs on Windows. Unlike Sticky Notes which appear all at once on the desktop, Stickies notes are separately attached only to whatever document you are working on.
- Flashcards provides a simple way to create flashcards with the information you are trying to learn and drill yourself to help make it stick in your mind.
- WiseMapping is a mind mapping tool that provides you with an awesome way to keep notes in an organized fashion. Items in the map can have attached text commentary. Maps can be shared and exported in multiple formats.