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Creating an Idea Dump with Personal Knowbase
Whether you're an entrepreneur, a writer, an artist, an inventor, a programmer, or anyone doing creative work, your ideas are your first step toward developing your projects. Your ideas are a valuable resource and critical to your productivity. Treat them as they deserve — with loving care.
Using Personal Knowbase notes management software as a central repository for your ideas keeps them together, makes it easy to find related ideas, and provides a structure for browsing your undeveloped ideas. Collect and organize all of your inspirations into PK articles and index them with keywords so that you can retrieve related ideas later.Continue reading →
Productivity Tips: 5 More Tips for Your Email Inbox
In a previous post, we covered quick tips for handling incoming email. There's more that you can do to keep your email inbox under control. Here are five more tips for organizing your folders, filtering your messages, and prioritizing:Continue reading →
Productivity Tips: 5 Tips for Building Your Writing Skills
Previously, we posted with 5 Writing Tips for Everyone. Here are 5 more tips for building your writing skills. Exercise your writing muscles.Continue reading →
Productivity Tip: Bridging Between Sessions
Often the hardest part of making progress on a project is... getting started. Or re-started after a break. When you sit down to start a writing session, you're facing a blank page. When you set up your easel to paint, you face a blank canvas. When you start a planning effort, it's a blank calendar. When you're cleaning the garage, it's the opposite: complete overwhelm.
Whatever type of project you're working on, getting yourself going on each session can be a challenge.Continue reading →
Creating a Writing Snippets File with Personal Knowbase
Do you regularly delete perfectly good pieces of writing while editing? Do you have frequent "false starts" when you begin a writing project and stall? Do you have old unfinished attempts accumulating on your computer or in notebooks?
Consider keeping a writing snippets file where you can store miscellaneous pieces that don't have a home. You never know when these writings may be exactly what you need for a future project. And storing them away is less painful than deleting them.Continue reading →
Productivity Tips: 5 Tips for Nurturing Creativity
When you're stuck on a current project... When you're looking for new ideas for your next project... When you need a creative solution to a problem... Creativity moves you toward your productivity goals.
Whether you're writing a story, creating a work of art, designing a website, or planning a wedding, here are 5 tips to stimulate your creativity:Continue reading →
Using PK Reader to Share Information with Students
Teachers, are you ready for the new school season? For ideas about organizing your notes and records, see our previous post on how Personal Knowbase can help educators stay organized.
But Personal Knowbase can also help you share information with your students. Using the Personal Knowbase Reader software provides a handy way to distribute materials. Whether you're in the classroom or teaching online from a virtual classroom, you need creative and secure ways to disseminate materials to your students.Continue reading →
Seven Tips for Coping During "Shelter in Place"
Many of us are currently self-isolating, under orders to shelter in place, or under quarantine. Even if you're still working from home, you probably have time on your hands when you would have been commuting, socializing, or running errands. Those not used to having a lot of unstructured time, trapped with only immediate family members, or even completely alone, can rapidly succumb to cabin fever.
You might feel like you've lost control of your life. Constant stress and loss of focus can lead to ennui.
It's tempting to just sit in front of the TV. But I've found that getting something constructive accomplished helps me feel more in control of an uncontrollable situation.Continue reading →
Personal Knowbase Helps Educators Stay Organized
It's Back-to-School time again! Personal Knowbase is a great software tool for organizing notes and records. Following are six ways that PK can help educators get organized.
Personal Knowbase is a note management program for Windows. It stores information in free-format notes which it refers to as "articles." Assigning keywords to your articles indexes them for easy access based on your customized criteria.Continue reading →
Productivity Tips: 5 Tips for Sending Email
Composing and sending emails can eat up a lot of time. Here are some tips for making your email production process more effective and efficient:Continue reading →
Personal Knowbase is a note management program for Windows. Organize free-form text information using keywords.
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