It beats fumbling with my phone to take a quick note.
These have become a tiny obsession over the last two years as I have tried and abondoned several note taking and productivity apps. None have been as quick or flexible as a pocket notebook.
When at my desk I generally slap it next to my keyboard to jot down anything I need quicker than I could switch to OneNote, Evernote, Google Keep, SimpleNote or whatever.
When away from my desk I can fold it along the spine and scribble something during a “walking” meeting. Tiny notebooks are hardly a revelation, people have been using them forever.
Before you ask, I don’t put passwords or sensitive information in these things. That’s what a password manager is for. 🙂
Happily running Pepprmint 8 since I upgraded earlier this year.
I use various Linux distributions while working on personal web design projects. Below is a list of my favorite software packages.
Desktop and Terminal
- sshfs – (creates a mounted file of an ssh connection)
- tar & gzip2 – (Manual backups via the terminal of my databasae and files.)
Audio and Video production
- kdenlive – video production for cuts and transtitions etc.
- audacity – audio editing, usually to clean up noise
This varies a little from distribution to distribution, I frequently favor what’s preinstalled with that system.
- gedit – (never fails me when I need a good text editor, Gedit isn’t pretty but it’s reliable)
- Scratch – Elementary OS
- Mousepad – XFCE Desktop’s
- nano – Terminal
Besides a pocket notebook to contain frequently used commands I use the either of the following
- Tomboy Notes
- Notes for XFCE