Considering the amounts of information we all have to deal with and keep track of on a daily basis it's no surprise we all use various setups to try and keep it organised.
I'm curious about what you are using DN?
In the meantime, here's my setup:
I use Ulysses, a markdown editor with strong organisational capabilities, for most text based things like product ideas, recipes, theory from fields I'm interested in like psychology, or a list of books to read. I also use it for all my writing needs (writing a proposal for example).
I use two trello boards to offload:
- Things I have to do. This board has 3 lists, one for things that are important and must be dealt with immediately, things that are important but could wait another day or two, and things that can wait indefinitely.
I don't schedule my tasks because I've learned that having a reminder nag me at a specific hour about a difficult thing is a sure-fire way for me not to do it - I could be busy, out, not in the mood, etc. I find it much better to have a list of tasks that I know have to get done and deal with them whenever I have the time.
- Bookmarks. Instead of using Safari's built in bookmarks system, which sucks, I much prefer using trello for this and organising them into categories I'm tracking (sites that could help with Marketing, design teams I should keep an eye on, places where I could learn useful stuff, etc.)
For meetings I use the default calendar app on my mac, Google Calendar on my phone and because Google Calendar doesn't have an iPad version, Timepage on my iPad. I also use a calendar widget that displays my upcoming events for the next day (although you can customise it to display however many days you want). On the mac I use a great menubar app I recently discovered called Next Meeting. It simply tells you what's next on your calendar, and it's free.
I use Numbers to track both my personal and professional finances with spreadsheets that are designed to recognise and categorise transactions, calculate how much tax I'll have to pay, tell me what my total earnings are and a breakdown for each client, etc.
Marvin 3 is my go to ebook reader because it provides pretty cool organisational options like sorting your books by categories or giving you the option to hide the ones you've read without deleting them. It's also much more customisable than iBooks.
Lastly, I use MindNode 2 only when I need to quickly sketch a site/product's structure. Otherwise, I find mind mapping tools to be more of a burden than a helper.