How do you organize and remind yourself of things?

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    Apr 01, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    Like when you want to remember to e-mail someone, buy a certain thing at the store, remember a meeting etc?

    Anyone use a program downloadable? Pilot? iPhone? Planner type thing?

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    Apr 01, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    iPhone.

    And lots of mnemonics for long term memory.

    "Verily, I Eat Sour Grapes. 2922 E. Broadway" was my route back to my hotel in Tucson.
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    Google calender.

    I have it synced with my phone, but it can also sent texts to you for reminders. Good stuff
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    I have the iPhone, but amazingly (as I am quite the nerd) If i want to get it done I have to write it down on a list on a notepad icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:21 AM GMT
    V0lk5w4g3nGTI saidI have the iPhone, but amazingly (as I am quite the nerd) If i want to get it done I have to write it down on a list on a notepad icon_eek.gif

    You dont use the Notepad on the iPhone? It is one of my favorite features.
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:30 AM GMT
    iPhone. If there's a deadline, iCal, with two reminders set.
    I've messed about with "Things" some. Trying to set it up so that my employees can add to the shopping lists and I can add to their "to do" lists.
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:32 AM GMT
    Ink pen+my hand=failsafe memory
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:39 AM GMT
    iphone plus calendars.

    in the old days my palm pilot had a 'note' program that you could just doodle a note, and set a timer for either 15 minutes or a specific time with an alarm. it was the bomb for short term things.

    I also kind of have a loose schedule of things like "tuesday is grocery day" and wednesdays are "auction house days' my work outs are scheduled for 10 am every day and then i move them before or after work when I synch my work schedule to my calendar.

    I also have a note of planning things like:

    1. allot 30 minutes for breakfast
    2. allot 2 hours for the gym (includes sauna, oggling man candy etc).
    3. No classes before 9am.
    stuff like that. I also never swap shifts at work or take extra shifts without checking my calendar. I might miss out on something important like garbage and recycling night.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:40 AM GMT
    jayyp saidLike when you want to remember to e-mail someone, buy a certain thing at the store, remember a meeting etc?

    Anyone use a program downloadable? Pilot? iPhone? Planner type thing?

    Share pleaseeeee

    Beginning in the early 1980s, when I was teaching college, I started using the Daytimers planner, a paper system. In 1999 I switched to the Palm PDA, synced to my Mac computer, and used that until last October, when I got an iPhone. (All my Palm data transferred neatly to the iPhone, so I lost no info)

    My iPhone is also synced to my Mac, and I believe it can also sync with Windows computers and the Microsoft family of calendar and contact software, like Outlook. I usually make my calendar and contact entries using my computer, easier on a full keyboard than on a small device like an iPhone, and then it all syncs to it.

    For over 25 years I've always carried some kind of planner or organizer with me at all times. My memory isn't good, and I consider these things my external memory. The Palm and now the iPhone give me resources at my fingertips that I could never have from pure memory alone.
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    I used to use outlook synced with my phone, With my new phone I use Google Calender and it notifies me each morning with a text and if it is something really important it will notify me again a couple of hours before whatever it is I need to do. I can also set it to text me hourly with each appointment. Whatever I need to do, it is there.
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    Apr 02, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    That's what BOYFRIENDS are for.....icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 02, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    Mostly MobileMe/iPhone. Sometimes, I put Post-It notes on my door so when I head out I give myself a quick reminder of whatever I need to remember.

    Like making sure my pants are zipped.
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    Apr 02, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    Jesus Christ why is it me feeling the 80 year old?

    Notepad as in Notepad is a "feature" on an electronic omni-tool that's also a phone?!

    Like it's no longer a notepad. But Notepad.
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    Apr 02, 2010 6:56 AM GMT
    n2sports said
    Like making sure my pants are zipped.


    Important.
  • jrs1

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    Apr 02, 2010 7:24 AM GMT
    ILmarathonrunner saidInk pen+my hand=failsafe memory

    pretty much ...
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    Apr 02, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    Lots of pieces of paper in my wallet and stuck to a wall, written down in a note book and on my phone and hopefully I'll see one of those and do whatever the hell I'm supposed to do and it won't be on another list of things to do.
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    Outlook calendar with reminders to ding me, or paper lists. And sometimes I still forget.
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    Wow, you guys are really orgaized. I just forget stuff and apologize later
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    i pay the help to do dat and i just sit back....lolz
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    I have yellow legal pads everywhere at the office and at home. I write all my thoughts in a list and have trained myself to review it frequently until everything is crossed off. It has been the only thing that works for me.
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    antelope saidWow, you guys are really orgaized. I just forget stuff and apologize later

    I'm not as organized as I sound. I put the appointments into the iPhone, and then I forget to check it!

    The iPhone is always on me, like my Palm was before it, but I'm not such a geek that I have to keep checking it every 5 minutes, always playing with the damn thing in public to impress people, or to entertain myself. I do have a life, after all, which the iPhone or Palm or any other device are supposed to support, not control.

    But even when I had the paper Daytimers wallet always on me, I had the same problem: forgetting to check it. Oh, well, until I get that chip implanted in my brain I read about, as the next step in technology, I guess I'll have to continue to stumble through life as I have. icon_sad.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 02, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    I have everything on my Blackberry Calendar (with reminders prior) or I would forget things.
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidiPhone. If there's a deadline, iCal, with two reminders set.


    this
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    malefeet saidThat's what BOYFRIENDS are for.....icon_twisted.gif



    Works for me.
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    Apr 02, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    malefeet saidThat's what BOYFRIENDS are for.....icon_twisted.gif

    Well, it seems I do perform that function for my partner, who calls me his Private Secretary. I got him a Palm PDA, but he wouldn't use it. I offered to buy him an iPhone like mine, but he just wants a basic cell phone. So I really do have to play social secretary, or however you want to label me.

    I did succeed, though, in linking his home computer to his office one, by buying Outlook and installing it at home. So his home & office computer screens look identical when he checks his email, that includes his personal AOL email account as well as his office one, and all his office Outlook appointments appear at home, too. Including those that others on the office server post to it.

    He can manage that, I just wish I could get him to carry a smartphone with him, too. His current simple cell can also sync with Outlook on his home computer with software I installed, and would give him appointment alerts, but he won't do that. So instead he's always asking me what's on our calendar next, which is usually pretty busy. I guess my fate is to be an Administrative Assistant. icon_sad.gif