Okay now, tell the truth, who (like myself) is still using their trusty old Day Timer/Franklin/Filofax planner and a PDA?
I have been a lover of PDAs since my original Apple Newton back in 1995. However, though I have tried many times to get rid of my paper planner altogether, I can't seem to kick the habit!
So I'm no longer trying -- I would like to hear how others like me, integrate the paper planner and a PDA.
I'll go first, here's what I use the Day Timer for:
It's my "in box" most of the time. I use the right hand pages to record any information that I come across each day (phone calls, meeting notes, ideas, to-do, etc) IF and only if, I don't have the time to type them into my Palm first. Otherwise I type them in a the end of the day when I review my goals.
I also use a weekly calendar in the Day Timer to plan time for projects and goals, and my massive action plan. I also have pages that detail my unifying principles and long range goals as well as a page to track these against my roles in life (sort of a hybrid Hobbs/Allen/Robbins/Covey approach).
I use the Palm for:
All scheduled time (with alarm reminders), and my action lists (that correspond to the goal setting I do on paper) specifically: @Agendas, @Anywhere, @Call, @Computer, @Personal Visits, @Errands. I also keep duplicates of most of my desktop files in Docs To Go, as well as all the electronic form of my "right hand pages" notes from my Day Timer in a program called Day Notez (kind of reminds me of my old Newton )
That's it in a nut shell. Let me know what you think. Some of you helped me out back in '03 when I was struggling to design this "system" now is your chance to let me know if I'm getting the best possible use out of each -- or should I get real and ditch one format!
Thanks for any and all advice,