[NTLK] Bullet Journal

Steven Frank stevenf at panic.com
Fri Sep 27 02:45:34 EDT 2013

I should've been more specific: I was referring to the speed of paging through Notes when going back through for review, not while writing. 

Flipping pages in a paper notebook doesn't have that fraction of a second hesitation that arrowing through Notes has. Especially when you're not looking for anything in particular, just going over what you've put down previously. 

On the other hand, digital methods have search, which makes it faster than paper when you DO know exactly what you're looking for. 

Wish there was an approach that was the best of both worlds, but I haven't found it yet. As you said, the software for iOS, Android, etc, just doesn't live up to the future the Newton promised. 

Hmm, it's been a while since we had the last "who's still using their Newton daily and in what ways" thread. Could be fun (?)

Steven, via iPhone

On Sep 26, 2013, at 7:07 PM, Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:

> On 9/26/2013 4:49 PM, Steven Frank wrote:
>> Just throwing this link out because I'm willing to bet there's an overlap between Newton fans and people who like reading about organization methodologies:
>>    http://www.bulletjournal.com/
>> This is one guy's approach to laying out a notebook (any paper notebook) to track calendar events, note items, and to-do items, that seems well organized without being needlessly fussy.
>> It would be cool (for certain definitions of cool) to do this on a Newton.  It seems like something particularly well-suited for a Newton stationery.  Even the built-in checklist stationery would get you pretty far.
>> Can't shake the feeling though that it would still be quicker to flip through the pages of a paper notebook than the rather laggy scrolling of Notes.  
>> iOS apps, though they certainly scroll quickly, still haven't produced anything that feels as "complete" as a Newton with MoreInfo.  But mostly my Newtons live at home in the closet now because of weight and size.
>> I've been keeping a (paper) bullet journal for about a month now and I'm torn -- part of me likes it better than any digital solution I've ever tried, and part of me thinks it's silly to use paper when the one thing I'm always guaranteed to have with me is digital (my iPhone).
>> Steven
> I never had a problem with speed on my 2100.  It could keep up as fast
> as i could type.  The only slowness came from when it tried to read my
> handwriting.  But even then it did a better job of it then I did
> sometimes.  Usually though, I just typed it, it was simpler and faster.
> And being that my handwriting is so bad, I can't trust it to a standard
> paper setting.
> I had a dayrunner for years, but always the problem of my handwriting
> came up sooner or later no matter how hard I tried.  All of that was
> fixed once I got my Newt.
> I don't have a iphone or ipad, but I do have a Android tablet, and it
> just doesn't replace my Newt.  I do sometimes jot notes in it, but then
> import them back to my Newt later on.  All the apps just don't work like
> I want.  Not to mention I don't like typing on it.  Yes I know they make
> keyboards for Android, but I don't have those and I already have my 2100. :)
> Like I said, I just haven't found a good replacment apps.  I am starting
> to think Einstein is the way to go.  I need to get the Android version
> and give that a spin.  Anyone know if the import/export of data issue
> was ever fixed?  Last I knew it was hard to get data in and out of Einstein.
> -Dan
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