When I saw this header in my RSS reader, I sighed, expecting that here was yet another software "innovation" that basically recreated some basic GTD function but lost 10 other functions basic to MS Outlook, etc.
But lo and behold, here is a simple, but (seemingly) useful hardware device. Hopefully, they are inexpensive. Here are some thoughts:
- For hanging folders, create a more inexpensive version that is integrated with the clip in labels (assuming these flags are meant to be installed on each folder). It doesn't need to be hard plastic, but could be made of the same type of plastic the current tabs are made of.
- If you haven't already, create multiple colors (sold in mixed color economy packs) so that if someone takes out multiple folders, color codes will help them more quickly locate the "home"
- For regular manila folders, create version that is meant to be temporarily placed on a remaining folder in front of or behind of the removed folder's location. A slim magnet on the back will allow you to store it on the file cabinet drawer front when not in use. (No need for a moveable pop-up flag here)
Originally Posted by fileflag