Areas of Focus and References

alevici

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Hello everyone i hope you are doing fine!
I'm need to migrate my reference system from my personal Dropbox to OneNote/Ondrive in my work account.
I have few question for you
1) how do you correlate (if you do at all) areas of focus and references categories
2) do you use single layer of reference categories or nested categories
3) do you use bookmark for url in your web browser or do you keep them in a page all together?

Every example is welcome!
 

RS356

Practicing GTD since 2005
My digital file system is simply an A-Z list of folders; I don't organize by areas of focus. If a subject is particularly complex I will use subfolders, but often not. It closely mirrors my hard copy reference structure.

My Areas of Focus list, on the other hand, lives in my digital note taking app. I'll review this as part of my weekly review as a trigger list for new actions and projects. It's just a simple bullet list without hierarchy.

I often find that my projects and reference materials will overlap several areas of focus. It's much easier using a straight A-Z system - it keeps me from wondering where things are filed (Now, did I put that mortgage paperwork under Household or Financial?) :)
 

alevici

Registered
My digital file system is simply an A-Z list of folders; I don't organize by areas of focus. If a subject is particularly complex I will use subfolders, but often not. It closely mirrors my hard copy reference structure.

My Areas of Focus list, on the other hand, lives in my digital note taking app. I'll review this as part of my weekly review as a trigger list for new actions and projects. It's just a simple bullet list without hierarchy.

I often find that my projects and reference materials will overlap several areas of focus. It's much easier using a straight A-Z system - it keeps me from wondering where things are filed (Now, did I put that mortgage paperwork under Household or Financial?) :)
Interesting..Do you use a name coding for reference folders?
 

RS356

Practicing GTD since 2005
For my personal files, no. Some work files are referenced by a case number. My personal folders are labeled ad hoc: Auto repairs, Banking, Cell Phone, Gift Cards, Manuals, Medical, Retirement, Roof Repair 2018, Taxes, and so forth.
 

Steffen

Registered
Hello everyone i hope you are doing fine!
I'm need to migrate my reference system from my personal Dropbox to OneNote/Ondrive in my work account.
I have few question for you
1) how do you correlate (if you do at all) areas of focus and references categories
2) do you use single layer of reference categories or nested categories
3) do you use bookmark for url in your web browser or do you keep them in a page all together?

Every example is welcome!
Hello Alevici

Organizing my own files has been an area that I wanted to get better at. Where does my gift ideas live and where does my book list or travel plan documents go?

I have recently discovered something called P.A.R.A and it appears to work quite nice.
Link:
 
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