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#Prodchat, a #Productivity Chat - 10/24/2012

Productivity Chat, or #ProdChat, is an hourlong, every Wednesday (8PM ET/5PM PT) Twitter conversation for productivity enthusiasts. This week's topic was handling paper clutter in a digital world!

Storified by Ray Sidney-Smith· Thu, Oct 25 2012 10:55:47

Welcome, everyone! #Prodchat's mission is to improve your work & life through discussing #productivity. Today's topic: paper clutter.Ray Sidney-Smith
@jameshicks Boom! #prodchatJulia Roy
Introduce yourself and I'll shoot out the first question in a minute or two! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@jameshicks Welcome, James! We hope you enjoy tonight's #productivity chat about paper #clutter! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I'm Julia, Certified Nerdologist. #prodchatJulia Roy
RT @juliaroy: 5 minutes until #prodchat. If you have tips/hacks on how to manage paper clutter in a digital world, join the conversation via the hashtag!Augusto Pinaud
Good topic - paper clutter. Especially since I'm trying to go all digital #prodchatJames Hicks
RT @juliaroy: I'm Julia, Certified Nerdologist. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@jameshicks Hey James, remember @Manilla? Would you disagree that I am PERFECT for this topic ;) #prodchatJulia Roy
RT @jameshicks: Good topic - paper clutter. Especially since I'm trying to go all digital #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I'm Augusto. Productist, Writer and a geek #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@apinaud Welcome, Augusto! Good to have you on the #productivity chat! Perhaps u shd be a guest author some upcoming week? ;-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I'm Greg...Great to be here. Non profit organization administrator, event organizer & writer. #prodchatGreg Glovins
@juliaroy I remember way before Manilla playa :-) #prodchatJames Hicks
Q1: Let's not yet get into "tools." But, do you feel like today's technology helps or hurts our ability to manage paper? #prodpod #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I'm Rick, graphic designer, clutterer of expensive kinds of papers. #ProdchatRick Wolff
@gregglovins Welcome, Greg! Glad to have you on the #productivity chat! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Great topic! I find the solution to paper clutter very difficult. #prodchatGreg Glovins
Michelle here. I'm an organizer, project manager, and, yes, a geek too! :) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A1: Both, because now everything is in two places. Filed in a box AND/OR on my computer. Never can remember if I made it digital. #prodchatJulia Roy
great topic! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@RickWolff Hahaha! Welcome, Rick! I know the strife of keeping great paper stock around...and paper samples! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A1: helps me tremendously. Have everything at my fingertips whenever I need it. Used to carry around file folders. Not anymore! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A1: I think it's made it more difficult because ppl focus on digital first and don't develop the paper organizing skills well. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn Welcome, Michelle! Great, as always, to have you on the #productivity chat! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
On #prodchat (right now!) we're discussing how to manage physical paper clutter in an increasingly digital world.Clay Hebert
@juliaroy I also feel as if not everything is worthy of digital notation or organization. #prodchatGreg Glovins
@juliaroy So true! I think it's really important to have ONE place as your primary and make sure everything is in that form&org'd #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Hi, #prodchat! Joining a bit late. I'm Kenna, a media professor from Oklahoma.Kenna Griffin
A1: Or the other way around. People developed great IRL systems and dont want to let it go and learn how to do it digitally #prodchatJulia Roy
@rsidneysmith I will be more than happy to be. #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
A1: today's technology helps there's just so many choices to utilize #prodchatJames Hicks
@profkrg Welcome to #prodchat, Kenna!Clay Hebert
@profkrg Thanks for joining us lady. Wouldn't be as awesome without you :) #prodchatWorkHacks
@michgunn I know you :) Hey Michelle #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@clayhebert Hey, Clay! Happy #productivity chat! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
a little late the party but here #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@profkrg Hi, Kenna! So glad you could join us for the #productivity chat 2nite on paper clutter! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@apinaud Hi, Augusto! So fun to have you on prodchat! I was going to say hello but figured you wouldn't know me. :) Michelle Gunn
A1: technology is a blessing and a curse. I've found starting everything with pen and paper then digital is powerful #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@jameshicks That's a great perspective, James. I think the #paradoxofchoice is truly a problem when it comes to organizing! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
#prodchat and a martini - what could be better? ;) #prodchatJohn Federico
Two martinis? :) RT @gadgetboy: #prodchat and a martini - what could be better? ;) #prodchatClay Hebert
RT @rsidneysmith: Q1: Let's not yet get into "tools." But, do you feel like today's technology helps or hurts our ability to manage paper? #prodpod #prodchatkerry morrison
RT @skooloflife: A1: technology is a blessing and a curse. I've found starting everything with pen and paper then digital is powerful #prodchatKathryn Taylor
A1: I digitalize almost everything. Easy to find and access. If need a paper 99% of the time can simply print it Works Fine #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@clayhebert I'll take that into consideration. ;) #prodchatJohn Federico
@gregglovins but it is worthy of paper & real life space? I say @bitcasa EVERYTHING! Id be happy if I never filed another paper. #prodchatJulia Roy
Oh my gosh! This is a great topic! Thanks! #prodchatLeah Fasten
the problem with digital is it actually restricts your creativity. Pen and paper have free flow to them #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@skooloflife You might want to try Livescribe for pen and paper easily digitized... oh, holding the tools... d'oh! Sorry, Ray! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@skooloflife Welcome, Srinivas! Great to have you on the #productivity chat! We're just revving up! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
True -> RT @skooloflife: the problem with digital is it actually restricts your creativity. Pen and paper have free flow to them #prodchatClay Hebert
Q2: What is the most common paper clutter problem you consistently hear? Work? Home? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
In art projects, my workflow is often sketch, scan, chuck/recycle. #ProdchatRick Wolff
@rsidneysmith Yeah, @skooloflife isn't just a participant, he's a future #prodchat special guest.Clay Hebert
@michgunn Hahaha...you can repeat yourself later! Double the bang for your tweet! ;-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I actually have started to take all my notes in a moleskine when I listen to a podcast or find content online #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@skooloflife when I think paper clutter, I think bills, magazines & other crap I have to do something w/ that comes into my life. #prodchatJulia Roy
A1.1 something like Evernote will even make almost everything searchable. I don't want to look a piece of paper any other way #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@juliaroy I agree that filing every piece of paper is not realistic, but the quick notes seem to work better on paper 4 me. #prodchatGreg Glovins
#prodchat A1: I think it's not the technology only that helps us organizing. In first place it's our habits. :) Manuel
We (my wife and I) have taken to scanning everything into Evernote. The backlog is a PITA, though. #prodchatJohn Federico
@gadgetboy Great to have you on #productivity chat, John! Great fan of your writing! :-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@juliaroy yeah, for sure. Bills, and things that are necessary evils should all be digital IMO #prodchatSrinivas Rao
I'm Leah a photographer in SF and BOS with and econ degree and I LOVE thinking about efficient work systems... paper and digital #prodchatLeah Fasten
@juliaroy I think the junkmail problem is one we need to solve #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@gadgetboy Hopefully some folks have some suggestions about backlog...we'll get to that question in a few! ;-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@gadgetboy PITA? #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I think tend to be home. Urgency feels different. I solve that issue placing the scanner next to the inbox at home. 1 step process #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@skooloflife @Manilla baby! (Disclaimer: was once the vp of marketing at that brilliant startup) #prodchatJulia Roy
@juliaroy nice I'll have to check it out #prodchatSrinivas Rao
A1) I only print something if I need it. Plenty of paper clutter from my budding artist and the kids school though. #prodchatAmy Gaerlan
@leahfasten So wonderful you could make the chat and happy the topic is pertinent! :-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=PITA ;) #prodchatJohn Federico
@skooloflife and of course @PaperKarma. Works like a charm to stop unsolicited mail. #prodchatJulia Roy
@michgunn I'll text it to you... #keepitclean ;-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
This topic could easily take a couple of weeks to effectively discuss! #prodchatGreg Glovins
A2. Everyone seems to complain about bills and mail piling up into insurmountable piles. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I say this too often, but I'm a slow adopter of Evernote. It has the makings of a Hoarders episode. #ProdchatRick Wolff
@gadgetboy @rsidneysmith Ha! Sorry for asking for a definition.... hadn't heard that before... going back under my rock. ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @RickWolff: I say this too often, but Im a slow adopter of Evernote. It has the makings of a Hoarders episode. #A2 #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@RickWolff It really can be overwhelming, but it's all about setting it up correctly. @juliaroy is a genius on Evernote setup. #prodchatClay Hebert
@apinaud We'll make it happen...follow me and I'll DM you, Augusto! Coolness. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @michgunn: A2. Everyone seems to complain about bills and mail piling up into insurmountable piles. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith @gadgetboy #prodchat For backlog the only thing that help is ice cream. Lots of ice cream (and wine, also lots of)Augusto Pinaud
I used to LOVE junk mail at my old place, where I had a working fireplace. #ProdchatRick Wolff
+1 RT @apinaud: @gadgetboy For backlog the only thing that help is ice cream. Lots of ice cream (and wine, also lots of) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@RickWolff It took me forever to get it right, but Evernote is my lifeboat now. I'll do a screencast for you :) (cc @clayhebert) #ProdchatJulia Roy
...it's so true. // RT @RickWolff: I'm a slow adopter of Evernote. It has the makings of a Hoarders episode. #ProdchatAmy Gaerlan
+1 RT @themanuel: #prodchat A1: I think its not the technology only that helps us organizing. In first place its our habits. :) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
My sister was just saying the same. MT @amygaerlan: A1) Plenty of paper clutter from my budding artist and the kids school though. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
I didn't know one set up Evernote. I thought you just start stuffing. #ProdchatRick Wolff
My biggest paper problem is business cards. I've had great success with the creatively named "ScanBizCards" for iOS. #prodchatJohn Federico
@michgunn #prodchat most people have never stop and think on a system to manage bills and stuff at home. You know it is a PITA ;) Augusto Pinaud
@clayhebert do you guys have a post on Workhacks about evernote setup? #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@rsidneysmith You bet! I like to see how other people are doing things. #prodchatLeah Fasten
@michgunn I actually started my daughter a tumblr blog (she's 7!) to help us recycle and declutter! #prodchatAmy Gaerlan
Don't go to any trouble, @juliaroy. #ProdchatRick Wolff
#truth RT@themanuel: #prodchat A1: I think its not the technology only that helps us organizing. In first place its our habits. :) #prodchatJulia Roy
@skooloflife Not yet, but I think @juliaroy will do one with a screencast. Her setup is amazing. #prodchatClay Hebert
Freakin' awesome! MT @amygaerlan: @michgunn I started my daughter a tumblr blog (shes 7!) to help us recycle and declutter! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
#prodchat Fun is an awesome tool. Be organized for fun. Don't take it too serious. ;) Manuel
@clayhebert awesome, will keep a lookout for it. I like the product but mine is a mess :) #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@RickWolff I love our wood stove. No magazine/office paper recycling in our town, so starting a fire is better than landfill. #prodchatJohn Federico
@amygaerlan That's awesome! #prodchatClay Hebert
RT @juliaroy: Friends you ready 4 #prodchat in 2 mins!? @kmore @incrediblekulk @LoveStats @RiosHood @skooloflife @JamesonGBrown @jameshicks @jillhannerJill Hanner
RT @gadgetboy My biggest paper problem is business cards. I've had great success with the creatively named "ScanBizCards" for iOS. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Great idea! I'll share that! MT @amygaerlan: I started my daughter a tumblr blog (shes 7!) to help us recycle and declutter! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@skooloflife we will now! #prodchatWorkHacks
@themanuel How do you associate organizing as fun in your work and life? :-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q3: FOR THOSE OF US BURIED IN PAPER, HOW DO WE TACKLE THE PAPER MOUNTAIN / BACKLOG TO CREATE THAT ZEN PAPER PARADISE? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@clayhebert @rickwolff @juliaroy oooh I want those Evernote tips #prodchatKathryn Taylor
yeah, that could be it. ;) MT @apinaud: most people have never stop and think on a system to manage bills and stuff at home. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@juliaroy @themanuel I couldn't agree more!! Habits habits habits!! #prodchatGreg Glovins
@gadgetboy Plus, throwing the paper in the fire is fun for the whole family. I love the wood stove up at our cabin. #prodchatClay Hebert
@gadgetboy My parents live near you...I should visit them more often and use their fireplaces, including the fire pit out back! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Looking forward to that! MT @clayhebert: Not yet, but I think @juliaroy will do one with a screencast. Her setup is amazing. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@katmtaylor @RickWolff My @evernote is like one of those tricked out cars that glows underneath and bounces at stop lights. :P #ProdchatJulia Roy
A3: ruthlessness. If it's old news, chuck it. If its also in digital form, chuck it. #ProdchatRick Wolff
A3: Match? #prodchatKenna Griffin
@skooloflife Evernote tipped for me when I started taking notes & drafting blog posts in it. The offline - online sync = amazing #prodchatClay Hebert
@amygaerlan Wow! What a great solution for all work and art kids bring home from school! Do you scan things in? #prodchatLeah Fasten
@apinaud Honored and will def be in touch! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A3: Burn it and bury it in the backyard. (ht @jimgaffigan) #prodchatJulia Roy
Must see! :) MT @juliaroy: My @evernote is like one of those tricked out cars that glows underneath and bounces at stop lights. :P #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Haha! RT @juliaroy: A3: Burn it and bury it in the backyard. (ht @jimgaffigan) #prodchatClay Hebert
@juliaroy I think we need to see a screenshot of your evernote :) #prodchatSrinivas Rao
A3a: I tend to think people should really start by thinking about their relationship with paper. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Notes: anyone tried iPad notetaking apps? I went that way for two years, now back to pocket moleskine. Lack of search is crushing #prodchatJohn Federico
A3: With paper, I'm the inverse of a hoarder. I've thrown away things I shouldn't have. Clear desks, thin files. #ProdchatRick Wolff
A3) Take at least 5-15 minutes a day to start sorting. Have a recycle and keep pile. Once you've filtered once, do it again. #prodchatAmy Gaerlan
A3b: Next, stop digging! Build the DELETE, DELEGATE, DEFER then DO strategy for all paper today forward. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Speaking of @Evernote have any of you upgraded to the premium edition? I'm considering it #prodchatJames Hicks
@michgunn @juliaroy @evernote hahaha love it. Would like to see as well. #prodchatJameson Brown
@leahfasten Have you ever looked at Neat Receipts from @neatcompany? It's a scanner from the future! #prodchatJulia Roy
A3: Start with a new system with fresh mail, papers, etc. Process backlog as time frees up, or not at all. They'll ping you again. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A3c: Finally, take chunks of the backlog to slowly but surely (the paper mountain was built in a day!) whittle it down. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Seconded RT @skooloflife: @juliaroy I think we need to see a screenshot of your evernote :) #prodchatJameson Brown
@leahfasten Actually, I normally snap it with my phone and load it. I could scan it, but we're both happy with the result. #prodchatAmy Gaerlan
@jameshicks I did. I didn't have a (space) reason but offline mobile syncying has been nice to have during a few occasions. #prodchatJulia Roy
MT @amygaerlan: A3) Take at least 5-15 min/day to start sorting. Have a recycle and keep pile. Once U hv filtered, do it again. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@jameshicks @evernote if you are going to make it your main storage do it #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@amygaerlan I've sent signed legal agreements using a photo from my iPhone 4S. Who needs a fax? ;) #prodchatJohn Federico
@juliaroy did you see the new partnership between Evernote and Moleskine. any thoughts on how that works? #prodchatSrinivas Rao
Beautifully designed paper pieces.. They make me swoon. Do you keep these? How as that changed? #prodchatLeah Fasten
RT @juliaroy: A3: Burn it and bury it in the backyard. (ht @jimgaffigan) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
This poor guy is conducting the Paper Concerto, but we're all playing the Evernote Symphony. #ProdchatRick Wolff
@jameshicks I haven't had a compelling reason yet... #prodchatDarryl Cobb
I process physical mail at my door. I have a letter opener, recycle bin, and inbox there. No extra paper makes it into my house. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@skooloflife I may go the Moleskine/Evernote route. Anyone have experience with that? #prodchatJohn Federico
@skooloflife Honestly, I wasn't impressed with the Evernote Smart Notebook. I can take a picture of my notes already! :-P #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith is that all it does? is it just a marketing thing you think? #prodchatSrinivas Rao
I learned that trick from @JulieMorgenstrn #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@juliaroy @jameshicks offline sync was the reason for me too #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
RT @RickWolff: A3: ruthlessness. If it's old news, chuck it. If its also in digital form, chuck it. #ProdchatWorkHacks
RT @RickWolff: A3: ruthlessness. If it's old news, chuck it. If its also in digital form, chuck it. #ProdchatClay Hebert
Hardcore! MT @michgunn: process physical mail at door....letter opener, recycle bin, and inbox there. No extra paper makes it in. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@gadgetboy Like notetaking with a pen? I haven't found any that I like. I use Evernote to take notes so immediately synced. #prodchatClay Hebert
Ditto! MT @rsidneysmith I wasnt impressed with the Evernote Smart Notebook. I can take a picture of my notes already! :-P #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@gadgetboy Come to think of it - I've done the same. #prodchatAmy Gaerlan
@skooloflife Yeah, I'm sort of in that camp right now about it. I think the ultimate with be LiveScribe + Moleskine + Evernote. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q4: HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HIRED A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER FOR PAPER DECLUTTERING? What should you look for when hiring? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@JamesonGBrown @skooloflife @michgunn Here is a taste. A screenshot of my @evernote http://bit.ly/TgOaPn #prodchat #ballsyJulia Roy
@michgunn I like that! **moves paper shredder near front door** #prodchatClay Hebert
#prodchat digitizing all is ongoing battle. Wishing for good OCR so all scans were searchable. Maybe neat receipts is the answer?Lance Gilliland
@clayhebert I have a great stylus. Best apps so far: Penultimate, NoteTaker HD. #prodchatJohn Federico
@clayhebert @gadgetboy Have either of you used the LiveScribe pen or the Samsung Galaxy Note II S pen? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
A4: I wouldn't hire someone to do it. I would just force myself. #prodchatKenna Griffin
@juliaroy ok that looks sweet. I think you'll have to write an entire series or video series to explain your setup #prodchat #ballsySrinivas Rao
A4: hired? No. #prodchatJameson Brown
@clayhebert You're using the evernote moleskine? I couldn't find how it was better than my iPhone's camera. Am I wrong? #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@juliaroy @jamesongbrown @skooloflife @michgunn @evernote #prodchat that's cool!Augusto Pinaud
@lagilliland1 Welcome to the #productivity chat, Lance! Thanks for joining the convo! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@juliaroy you just convinced me with that screencast to go @evernote premium! Nice #prodchatJames Hicks
@juliaroy @skooloflife @michgunn @evernote Wowza! Quite full I see. #prodchatJameson Brown
.@skooloflife once you figure out and perfect your naming structure its awesome because so many other tools/apps connect to it #prodchatJulia Roy
Oh I'm going to do that too!! Thanks for the idea! RT @clayhebert: @michgunn I like that! **moves paper shredder near front door** #prodchatMichelle Gunn
MT @juliaroy: Here is a taste. A screenshot of my @evernote http://bit.ly/TgOaPn #ballsy #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith I was a LiveScribe beta tester! Used it for about two years. Syncing was inconvenient, but it's a great product. #prodchatJohn Federico
Good god! that would take me months. RT @juliaroy: Here is a taste. A screenshot of my @evernote http://bit.ly/TgOaPn #ProdchatRick Wolff
.@juliaroy = gangsta!! #prodchatJames Hicks
@lagilliland1 Try to see at as game with fun. When there is a battle, there will be a loser. #prodchatManuel
@rsidneysmith @gadgetboy I tried Livescribe but never Samsung Galaxy Note. I've always been paper OR digital, not digital paper #prodchatClay Hebert
@juliaroy I can see that :) . I should probably create some seperate ones #prodchatSrinivas Rao
RT @skooloflife: the problem with digital is it actually restricts your creativity. Pen and paper have free flow to them #prodchatJose R. Cortez
RT @juliaroy: Here is a taste. A screenshot of my @evernote http://bit.ly/TgOaPn #prodchatClay Hebert
RT @juliaroy: Here is a taste. A screenshot of my @evernote http://bit.ly/TgOaPn #prodchatWorkHacks
.@RickWolff Not gonna lie, took a lot of time. But I'll do a screencast & post on @WorkHacks so people can learn from my mistakes #ProdchatJulia Roy
@michgunn Nope. I don't have the Evernote moleskine. But I believe @summerjoy does. Summer - do you like it? Why? #prodchatClay Hebert
Wow! Thanks for sharing! MT @juliaroy: Here is a taste. A screenshot of my @evernote http://bit.ly/TgOaPn #prodchat #ballsy #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Good thing about paper decluttering is that it transfers over into other routine forms of organization. E.g. Inbox clean outs. #prodchatJameson Brown
@gadgetboy I'm hopeful my new LiveScribe pen (with exports to Google Drive and Evernote) will be better than your experience! :-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Officially here now. Was following on my phone at stoplights (only) while driving home #prodchat nerd!Kathryn Taylor
Been running here. Not able to engage the convo as much as I would like. Will have to read it back later. Sorry all. #prodchatGreg Glovins
@rsidneysmith I was an early adopter. It's a MUCH evolved product since then. I should probably try it again. #prodchatJohn Federico
. @jameshicks I have a premium @evernote account. I use their app a lot, so I wanted to pay to show my appreciation. :) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@clayhebert Understandable. I'm trying to find a happy medium since I'm a very kinesthetic learner. cc @gadgetboy #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@katmtaylor Glad to have you here, safely, Kathryn! Jump right in! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@skooloflife It's all about the Chrome plugin. Naming is key, (123, ABC) otherwise its an alphabetical mess http://bit.ly/TgOJbG #prodchatJulia Roy
Wow, that's fantastic! MT @juliaroy: Here is a taste. A screenshot of my @evernote http://bit.ly/QZ8all #prodchat #ballsy #prodchatAmy Gaerlan
@juliaroy will you PLEASE do an evernote training soon. I hate paper and have piles. Need a good system #prodchatKathryn Taylor
@juliaroy I know IFTTT is something @davidcrandall loves. I need to use that more #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@lagilliland1: @themanuel it is fun! But the paper keeps ganging up on me. Hard not to be defensive. #prodchatLance Gilliland
@gadgetboy I've been playing with the idea of printing sheets, chopping into jotter sheets & having a wallet-sized pad. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Fun! A great read and slightly off-topic but it describes my point perfectly. Thanks to @zen_habits #prodchat https://www.evernote.com/shard/s235/sh/e8293b3c-db41-42b8-af4f-69ed71882de2/45e0c30e185c179b874e10cf648c9002Manuel
@gregglovins you will be missed! have a great rest of your week. (ps & fyi - we will be off next week b/c of halloween) #prodchatWorkHacks
this conversation is so great that I can't keep up! ;) #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @themanuel: Fun! A great read and slightly off-topic but it describes my point perfectly. Thanks to @zen_habits #prodchat https://www.evernote.com/shard/s235/sh/e8293b3c-db41-42b8-af4f-69ed71882de2/45e0c30e185c179b874e10cf648c9002Ray Sidney-Smith
@WorkHacks haha still here. Just not able to contribute and engage. Ty. Will miss next week. #prodchatGreg Glovins
@rsidneysmith YOU have time for that? I certainly don't. Not that it's a bad idea... #prodchatJohn Federico
@themanuel Thanks, Manuel! Saved to Pocket to read later! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
I'm just going to jump in and say Livescribe is awesome. I've been using it for years now. Major productivity tool! Saves time! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@skooloflife I use it to auto-archive all my tweets. Have you ever tried to find a link you posted on twitter weeks ago? #solved #prodchatJulia Roy
Yes! Plz. RT @katmtaylor: @juliaroy will you PLEASE do an evernote training soon. I hate paper & have piles. Need a good system #prodchatJameson Brown
@gadgetboy Isn't that what interns are for!? ;-P j/k I'm sincerely trying to find a solution that doesn't require that but... #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Archiving tweets! I wish I was drinking something, so I could do a spit-take. #ProdchatRick Wolff
@juliaroy is there a way to filter so it only archives tweets with links? #solved #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@michgunn havn't tried Livescribe yet but it is a brilliant idea. i'd probably always forget to bring it ;) #prodchatJulia Roy
@juliaroy random side note. You might really like @undrip.. cool app for discovering content #solved #prodchatSrinivas Rao
@summerjoy @michgunn That's cool. But it's basically cool branding right? There's nothing more digital about the notebook itself? #prodchatClay Hebert
@juliaroy I would VERY much love to see an Evernote insight session. Keep me posted on that pls! #prodchatGreg Glovins
Q5: WHAT ARE THE BEST *NON*-DIGITAL PHYSICAL PAPER ORGANIZING TOOLS THAT YOU USE TO KEEP YOUR PAPER HOUSE IN ORDER? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@skooloflife yes, of course. It is for certain that @IFTTT saves lives. #prodchatJulia Roy
RT @juliaroy: @skooloflife yes, of course. It is for certain that @IFTTT saves lives. #prodchatSrinivas Rao
+1 RT @michgunn: this conversation is so great that I cant keep up! ;) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@juliaroy I hear ya. The pen and a notebook just lives in my bag. Along with my laptop. I just use it all the time. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
+1 RT @juliaroy: @skooloflife yes, of course. It is for certain that @IFTTT saves lives. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@gregglovins I'll shoot you a DM when it is live on our blog. May take me a few weeks, but I'll get on it. Anything for #prodchat peeps :) Julia Roy
@juliaroy THANK YOU! #prodchatGreg Glovins
@clayhebert Nope, the notebooks all have special dot patterns for the camera in the pen to record location. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A5: I love spiral bound journals. I jot down notes and tear them out when I'm done. #prodchatKenna Griffin
A5) Just an old school file system. Not a big cabinet but a small compact box covers my needs these days. #prodchatAmy Gaerlan
A5: I absolutely cannot live without my calendar file (31to43 folders in a manilla folder) that holds time-based paper items. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @skooloflife: @juliaroy random side note. You might really like @undrip.. cool app for discovering content #solved #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
RT @profkrg: A5: I love spiral bound journals. I jot down notes and tear them out when Im done. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
RT @amygaerlan: A5) Just an old school file system. Not a big cabinet but a small compact box covers my needs these days. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Alright I'm back - had to add @workhacks to our cool sites board on @Pinterest #prodchatJames Hicks
@juliaroy I love love love Neat Receipts! .. plus the scanner is a great doc scanner. #prodchatLeah Fasten
@jameshicks Thanks, James! #prodchatWorkHacks
@clayhebert That's what I thought, Clay, but it's really so much more than that. Just the pencast PDFs make it worthwhile! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@michgunn I have a feeling that @clayhebert would geek out and use it all the time. He loves writing shit. haha #prodchatJulia Roy
You just blew my mind! @juliaroy Here is a taste. A screenshot of my @evernote http://bit.ly/TgOaPn #prodchat #ballsyLeah Fasten
A5 Also an old school file system. But all left-handed tabs. Another @JulieMorgenstrn trick. Much easier on the eye. MUCH! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A5: Plastic Color folders. They last longer. I have inbox, to hold until paid, and a couple more for work #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@rsidneysmith Ugh. Really? My office is wherever I happen to be that day...with a net connection. I'm not carrying that. ;) #prodchatJohn Federico
I just realized. I have very few paper archiving problems, because I don't save anything. #ProdchatRick Wolff
@rsidneysmith OK - I'm convinced. I think I'm ordering one. :) #prodchatClay Hebert
A5 I also use a plastic file folder for travel or heavily used files, like current project folders. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@skooloflife Mr. Rao good to see you online sir! #prodchatJames Hicks
@RickWolff ME EITHER! I throw everything away. I take such pleasure in shredding & recycling it could be considered a disorder. #ProdchatJulia Roy
@michgunn @juliaroy iPad+Evernote+GoodReads. No need for anything else. #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@juliaroy Your structure in EN is similar to mine. Too bad my EN on iPhone doesn't show subfolders in parent/child style. #prodchatManuel
@juliaroy But you archive tweets!!! #ProdchatRick Wolff
@gadgetboy I learned re: calendar file from #GTD when I first read it the book by @gtdguy and it stuck! It's a security blanket! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@themanuel yes i totally agree with you there. dont use the mobile app much though (probably a little bit b/c its missing that) #prodchatJulia Roy
@michgunn @juliemorgenstrn like that trick of only left side tabs. #prodchat #notetoselfAugusto Pinaud
@rsidneysmith I tried a digital version of the calendar file from #gtd. Didn't stick. #prodchatJohn Federico
@gadgetboy And, as much as I travel, it doesn't travel with me throughout the day, just 1st thing I check in the am at the hotel. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Q6: Best for last... WHAT ARE WEB/DIGITAL TOOLS YOU HAVE USED TO STOP PAPER CLUTTER? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@apinaud I'm sure I have a picture of that somewhere... I'll find it for you. You can't believe the difference!! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
RT @apinaud: @michgunn @juliemorgenstrn like that trick of only left side tabs. #prodchat #notetoself #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
.@rsidneysmith A6: I use @instapaper all day everyday! #prodchatJames Hicks
a6: My GTD homage is an app called Things. Desktop & iPad. #ProdchatRick Wolff
A6 - as simple as it sounds ONLINE bill pay for everything! #prodchatKathryn Taylor
@RickWolff I give them up to the cloud. It's my present to the gods. (& after a few weeks, your tweets are GONE) #ProdchatJulia Roy
This is how @juliaroy keeps us organized. #prodchat http://instagr.am/p/RL5t4rzgvW/Clay Hebert
And I'm aware of how silly that sounds (total org geek)... @apinaud I'm sure I have a picture of that somewhere... #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@juliaroy thanks for the Paper Karma recommendation. Gonna tell my dad about that #prodchatSrinivas Rao
A6: I cannot speak more highly of @OneReceipt @GetLemons @ReadItLater and @EarthClassMail! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Ditto! RT @katmtaylor: A6 - as simple as it sounds ONLINE bill pay for everything! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
Genius in its simplicity! ;-) RT @katmtaylor: A6 - as simple as it sounds ONLINE bill pay for everything! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Sorry, folks, I need to sign out. My account is spewing spam, and I have to find out what to do. #ProdchatRick Wolff
Yes, I organize the shit out of everything.... RT @clayhebert: This is how @juliaroy keeps us organized. #prodchat http://bit.ly/TgQmWZJulia Roy
Ha! Awesome! RT @clayhebert: This is how @juliaroy keeps us organized. #prodchat http://instagr.am/p/RL5t4rzgvW/ #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A6: Evernote is my favorite. #prodchatKenna Griffin
RT @profkrg: A6: Evernote is my favorite. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
To be fair, the rest of @juliaroy's drawers have more specific labels. http://bit.ly/TgQmWZ [PIC] #prodchatClay Hebert
A6: I also use my iCal and 2Do app. #prodchatKenna Griffin
Thanks for the suggestion! I'll check out GoodReads! MT @apinaud: iPad+Evernote+GoodReads. No need for anything else. #prodchatMichelle Gunn
A6) Pocket, iPhone photos of receipts that synch to desktop via photostream and then sorted by me, scanner hooked to eyefi card #prodchatLance Gilliland
RT @RickWolff: a6: My GTD homage is an app called Things. Desktop & iPad. #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Wow! That's been a rockstar #productivity hour! Thanks to everyone for joining the conversation! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Note: No chat next week cuz of Halloween but we're back the following week! Thanks again for joining us here on #prodchat!Ray Sidney-Smith
A6: Everyone seriously check out @Manilla - auto pulls and stores all of your bills & statements forever, for free. #prodchatJulia Roy
RT @lagilliland1: A6) Pocket, iPhone photos of receipts that synch to desktop via photostream and then sorted by me, scanner hooked to eyefi card #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith it was fantastic! Thanks! #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@rsidneysmith thanks for hosting! #prodchatKenna Griffin
@lagilliland1 Have you tried @OneReceipt of @GetLemons? #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@lagilliland1 *or #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@workhacks Will you be posting link to the hour's transcript? #prodchatGreg Glovins
@lagilliland1 or @expensify! (cc @rsidneysmith) #prodchatJulia Roy
I signed up last week. Pretty cool tool! MT @juliaroy: A6: Everyone seriously check out @Manilla #prodchatMichelle Gunn
.@profkrg & @apinaud Thanks for joining! And, thanks to my awesome co-hosts @juliaroy & @clayhebert! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith @juliaroy @apinaud It was fun! #prodchatManuel
I'm a witness, on @juliaroy's recommendation I started using @manilla early on - love it! #prodchatJames Hicks
Yes! @Expensify is awesome too! RT @juliaroy: @lagilliland1 or @expensify! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@gregglovins oh god. that is my job. i will try to make that happen tonight. it may not make it on to the must do list tho. #prodchatJulia Roy
@gregglovins Yes, Greg, I'll push out the Storify transcript tomorrow! :-) #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
@rsidneysmith @OneReceipt @GetLemons not yet, but will add to my "check this out" list #prodchatLance Gilliland
Thanks for the great tips and ideas, everyone! And Happy Halloween! #prodchatMichelle Gunn
@juliaroy @clayhebert @rsidneysmith Great hour! Great topic! Great ideas! Thank you! #prodchatGreg Glovins
I know we can't warp space-time but #prodchat seems to fly by quicker every week. Thanks, everyone! Tons of great tips.Clay Hebert
RT @michgunn: Thanks for the great tips and ideas, everyone! And Happy Halloween! #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Next week, same bat time, same bat hashtag. #prodchatClay Hebert
@themanuel @rsidneysmith @juliaroy it was fun! Thanks! #prodchatAugusto Pinaud
@juliaroy There should be an "easy button" app for that. :) No worries or rush. Ty #prodchatGreg Glovins
@rsidneysmith @profkrg @juliaroy @clayhebert #prodchat thanks for hosting. See you all in 2 weeksAugusto Pinaud
RT @clayhebert: Next week, same bat time, same bat hashtag. /thought next week is cancelled...??? #prodchatGreg Glovins
.@clayhebert week after next right? Due to holiday #prodchatJames Hicks
One more thing: Stick to your tools! #prodchatManuel
@gregglovins It is. Halloween...so week after next, same bat time, same bat hashtag?? LOL #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith
Yes! See you then! RT @jameshicks: .@clayhebert week after next right? Due to holiday #prodchatRay Sidney-Smith