Best of the best
Hey everyone, want to share with us what gear you have found to be the best of the best gear? What are your favorites and what do you love about them?
Here are some of my absolute favorites:
1) Capture tool: few things are as beloved in my system as my Note Jotter, which holds about 40 index cards. This resides in my left pocket, a pen clipped to my right pocket, so I can be writing withing 1-2 seconds of having an idea (while seating, they go in my shirt pocket). Unless I'm under water, this is with me.
2) Blackberry: no surprise, as people love them or hate them. I love its "Swiss Army knife" quality--it really helps in a jam if I need to find an email or take a quick picture.
3) Uni-ball 207 pens: they write well and I love the archival-quality ink... all for $1.50!
4) Aluminum clipboard: rides in my briefcase and makes ad hoc list functionality or mindmapping very easy.
5) Fujitsu Scansnap: the greatest scanner I've ever found. Can scan everything from 2"x2" receipts to 11x17 documents with ease and convert to searchable and editable PDF's. More than one filing cabinet has disappeared due to this marvelous machine. Combined with Google Desktop, you can search for text from scanned documents faster than a team of interns can flip through paper files.
6) Poly file folders. I use and reuse these in the two file drawers I still have. They last forever. There is a poly file drawer pocket from Staples that works great as a mobile inbox.
... as it turns out, I love just about every part of my system, but I'd like to hear what gear other people have fallen in love with. So, everyone, what gear do YOU love?