Thursday, January 20, 2011

Simple, Cheap Pocket Organizer

Just a quick post today to plug my favorite low-tech organizational tool: the PocketMod.

A pocket mod is a single sheet of office paper that you customize with features like blank checklists, calendars in various formats, references, and so on. You can then print it out, do a nifty little cut-and-fold transformation, and voila! It's a 4"x2.5" (ish) disposable organizer.

The original PocketMod, developed by Adams Chad, can be found at; Douglas Johnston reworked the idea and added more features (including some intended for users of David Allen's Getting Things Done methods), which you can get at Either way, it's free to use, cheap to make, and easy to carry around with you.

A pocket mod plus a small pen or a stubby pencil makes it possible to jot down quick reminders to yourself whenever they occur to you, and to check on your to-do list any time. It's a great way to keep a portable daily checklist and to-do list, too. Try it out!

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