It's a new year and I realised this is a good time to replace using some of my apps. I would propose this as a new years resolution, but actually, you better just do it now. Start the year fresh with some juicy apps (man that sounds stupid).
I've been using Evernote for years and it contains loads of notes. I call it my brain-dump and it's been a braindump of almost 5 years. It has become a database I refer to. But Evernote is limited. You can only go 1 level deep and sort notes with notebooks.
Then I discovered Workflowy. It's a brilliant app. You can go as many levels deep as you want and create sub-sub-sub-sub-sub-item. But it's also limited in its use. I couldn't schedule tasks.
So today I started my journey into project management and tasks apps. While looking I realised I need to log my hours more consistently. My accountant's been complaining ;) I remembered using Toggl. It's a great app and is a great way to log time... If you actually start and stop it. Last time I couldn't create the habit of doing so. I looked at integrations as well, because in Toggl I'm not able to add tasks easily per project and schedule them. I found a nice integration with Todoist.
This would mean I would need multiple apps because Todoist isn't a place I want to store my huge brain-dump in, nor could it go multiple levels deeps like Workflowy.
I looked into other apps such as Trello (needs loads of plugins and paid ones too), RemembertheMilk (no time logger nor integrations), I posted on Reddit and Screenhole and got more recommendations but... alas.
All apps lacked something
Until I suddenly thought of the powerhouse notion.so. The reason I didn't pursue using it was for the same reason, I thought all its features were an overkill.
I googled if it had timer integrations and yes! Clockify.me, which is super similar to Toggl, seems to support it. Then I looked up a few videos of examples and howto's on notion and man.. IT IS POWERFUL.
Now I just need to create a new habit of starting and stopping this damn timer. But I'm also realising that maybe I rather need to create a good habit of writing it down every day and through the day. That might be easier.
Man.. so much time spend on this research. That was another day in the life of Lowen.