I was at a meeting today and when a topic came up that required my follow-up I sent myself email (using my smart phone) with a brief description of what needed to be done.
One of the best productivity tips I’ve found—courtesy of David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done—is keeping “buckets” for your ideas. In other words, you want to have reliable, fail-proof system to record your thoughts whenever or where ever you might find yourself. I’ve tried a number of different capture tools and methods: from the notepad “suckered” onto my windshield to the mini-digital recorder that took 7 key presses to record a message. Obviously, some worked better than others, so today I’ve got five simple-to-use capture devices that will make sure you’re prepared when your next big idea strikes.