Best way to organize project support material/notes on computer?
I am still implementing the GTD with my outlook and computer and have the following question:
What is the best way to store project meeting notes and project support information in your computer? I just keep making folders in windows with word files (that have bulleted lists in them), but then saw software like http://www.evernote.com/en/ and OneNote. Is it generally superior to use programs like this if you have alot of projects and you are accumulating alot of ideas and notes on those projects?
Anyone here have any experience with this? Before I continue collecting tons of notes for my many projects, I'd like to get off on a good start..
Keeping It All in One Central System
John hits the nail on the head. You do need a central reference for all of your electronic, project related "stuff."
Personally, I got tired of always hunting for project related materials --- the documents, web links, e-mails, tasks, calendar items --- so, I created a company and we created a piece of software that keeps it "all in one system." If you are an Outlook user, take a look and see if it helps.
John; you hit another important nail on the head -- in the electronic world, you have to backup your "reference file." Our software only creates references to the files and does not actually capture the file. (We did this on purpose on feedback from our steering committee -- people didn't want us moving their files.) I usually keep everything in "My Documents" and back that up, as well as the Application Data folder. I have high hopes that has me covered (knock on wood).
Hope this all helps.