I'm using various moleskine for my day-to-day activities (work, work/project, reading, testing/evaluating, gardening,…) I'm trying to keep the different "hacks" used to ease the use of this analog notebook. Moleskine is far better than any other PDA, I got. Energy saving, price, works everywhere (including in very dark room or in a computer room without power). Moleskine is just a type of notebook, so those tricks or hints are also working on any paper notebooks.
Critical hack for my moleskine
- Numbering of the pages. It's a must.
- Numbers could be used for building index with entries like that : Project1 23-28 / 40,43
- Numbers could be used as reference inside the moleskine
- Name or number your moleskine (e.g. : 2003-01)
- With that, you'll be able to cross-refrence moleskine (2003-01-23/28 contains the similar project)
- TODO list are very volatile and moving around. The easiest is to use two or three dedicated pages in your moleskine (for quick finding) but using two or three large post-it instead of the real pages. Like that, you can change your TODO very quickly without wasting a lot of pages when you delete small minor tasks.
Other hack/tricks for moleskine
- A lot of people, date the pages of their moleskine. That's nice but I'm often coming back to some idea and add content. The sequential numbering seems better for me but that's my way of doing the job.
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