Have you ever had an important thought or task that you wanted to remember later, but you weren’t near a computer or paper? If you are familiar with GTD, you probably understand the importance of writing tasks down, so you can clear your mind and deal with them later. Luckily, here are a couple tips to making notes when your busy.
In a meeting
If you are somewhere where you need to be quiet, you can still easily jot a reminder for later using your cell phone. If you have a smart phone, you can easily input your note through the keyboard. If you have a regular cell though, you can still store a memo in your phones memory, or send yourself a text message or email, using your phone’s keypad to type.
Slow with a keypad?
Are you a slow typer with a cell phone keypad? No problem. Most phones have a built-in voice memo feature. You just need to navigate to the voice memo software in your menu, and then you can record, save, and playback any voice memos stored on your phone.
On the road
If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t give much attention to your phone, such as driving, then try this. Use your cell phone to call your voicemail, and leave a message. If you have a landline, this is perfect. If not, you could still subscribe to Skype voicemail. You can put the number on speed dial for easy access, and its great for long complicated messages that are too hard to type.
Something a little more GTD oriented
If you are more of a GTD person, this is defiantly for you. A new service called Jott will automatically convert your voice message into text, and place it in your jott inbox. Not only is this convenient, but it is also a lot faster. You can even set Jott to email you a digest of all your Jotts at the end of the day, so you won’t have to worry about forgetting to check your voicemail. You can even send your jots to other peopele with Jottcasting.
Do you have any great tips for taking notes on the go? Please let us know in a comment!