I just listened to your fire inspector podcast and felt a complete connection with it... So I am a military officer in charge of logistics for a brigade (2000 solders and equipment). I have to ensure this brigade is constantly ready for anything. I track their equipment, incoming and outgoing, the maintenance for it all, their monthly requests for sustainment (e.g. food, fuel, etc), and their accounting for it all. I have built OmniFocus using some of your ideas and also the shortcuts you guys have developed to set it up, and it seems to work great for tracking my Brigade steady state items. However, I am trying to use it also for my personal tasks and I feel overwhelmed trying to do it this way. I listened to your podcast about the splitting work and home and bookends and wondered if the fire inspector worked something out. I too have the cross platform issue (Windows at Work, IOS for personal). My Windows is also a government issue computer so I can’t upload anything on it, download, or go to certain websites (e.g. can’t do OmniFocus on the Web). I am hoping to try the Analog thing you mentioned in place of digital apps. Replace OmniFocus with HipsterPDA version, Agenda with the “Army Green Notebook”, Replace Evernote/file app with a Zippered Binder with pocket tabs, and try to use the PARA method on all of this. Sorry, this seems like a dump, and a possible, but bottom line is that how can I setup Analog on this to make this work? I feel like I have so much in my “steady state”, on top of my boss coming in with his “good idea fairy” ideas out of the blue, and then activations for various things from wildfire support to civil unrest. Help! I feel like I am overdoing it with Digital and looking for how to scale it back
Hi Rose and Scotty! Fan of your work, so keep it going! My question is, obviously as you, I like to try new apps, but my problem is when I try new app I want to know all about it. It can destroy my workflow because I will end up with playing around with an app in several days, which I actually don't have any problem to solve with. For example setapp. Great service, but I use only few utilities from their catalog and feel like I'm not getting value out of this service. So leave them is not so difficult. But at the same time I like to try new apps and it's a lot to explore in their catalog. Do you have any advice how to stick with one app and get work done instead thinking or waste time on another application which have 1 feature you maybe need or maybe this app will take my productivity on another level?