Get organized and reduce stress, part 5: Notejoy

Get organized and reduce stress, part 5: Notejoy

This is a five-part series on apps that will help you get organized and reduce stress. In part 1, I focused on Airtable. In part 2, I discussed ClickUp. In part 3, I went over Dynalist. In part 4, I tapped into TheBrain. Now, in part 5, I’ll explore Notejoy. As a reminder, click any images in this article for a closer look.

Notejoy

Notejoy is an Evernote killer. I fell out of love with Evernote a long time ago. I’ve played around with OneNote a few times, but that gets to be more and more of a cluster [you know what] because Microsoft has made a mess with its different accounts. Now, I can’t figure out where my notebooks are. Some are tied to one email/account, while others are tied to another. I don’t feel confident that I will be able to find what I need when I need it, especially if it’s been a while.

I saw Notejoy written up as a digital note-taking app that is very good for collaboration. In short, the experience is very consistent, no matter where you are using it. The mobile app in your browser, or your desktop app, both give the same features that are well organized for the space you’re in.

My main use case for this is that I wanted a place where I could take notes as I am reading, or rather “studying,” books.

This just in! Bonus Tool – Bublup

In the very same place where this article was inspired, I was introduced to a new app – Bublup –  that I am finding intriguing. I don’t know if I will fully “adopt” it, but I am playing with it so that I can get to know it, and then if a use case presents itself, I would love to use it. It’s like Google Keep, but with much better features and visuals, and much better ways to organize things.

In short, it’s a great capture tool for storing any kind of information that you run across on the web, or on your mobile device, and then organizing it.

As you can see, Bublup will start suggesting related items. You can add several types of things, including:

  • Folders
  • Link
  • Image / Video
  • Checklist
  • Note
  • File
  • Roll (This is a way of making a group of things available on a web page that you can share with the public.

It looks like this has good collaborative capabilities as well. I can invite you to view, add, or edit a board – click here.

Since I am just beginning to play with this myself, I can’t tell you too much about it. All I can do is suggest that you go play with it and see what you can do with it. It seems like a tool that can be both fun and useful.

So, there you have it! 5 Tools (and a bonus one) to get you organized and reduce stress, starting today. Not sure where to start? Just pick one and start playing with it. Open up your calendar and schedule time to play with one or more of these. That’s the only way you’re going to find out which one(s) you like working in. You may wind up using several of them. As you can see, I do. There are different tools for different jobs. I go in and out of phases with some of these, and others that I use every single day, such as Airtable, ClickUp, and TheBrain.

Got questions? You know where to find me.