Let’s call this a very tiny weekly review.
(No, come back! Phew. Thank you.)
Simplenote feels like the perfect fit, and it doesn’t hurt that the guys that started it are super rad. (Hi Mike and Fred!)
Here are a few ideas on how I use Simplenote:
- Agenda notes for coworkers, family, friends.
- Tasks (personal or shared).
- Blog post drafts.
- Tracking data that doesn’t need to be displayed in pretty graphs.
- Health notes, so you can discuss issues to your doctor, dentist, or optometrist with a shred confidence.
- Restaurants. (A whitelist. These dishes are delectable! Or, a blacklist. That place was not good.)
- Business hours of places you frequent (e.g. stores, malls, mechanic).
- Late–night sparks of inspiration.
I also love how you can use other apps with Simplenote, like:
- nvALT for Mac, which I previously used.
- Listary for iOS, which Amy and I use to share a few todo lists.
Things is still my main task manager. When talking with my coworkers, in the flow of typing within Simplenote, I sometimes slip the word “TODO” inline with the note, which I can quickly find later and import to Things with more context.
Pro tip: Date everything. You never know if you’ll need it later, and you can always cull or delete later.
If you’re curious about “embedding” images and files, I’d suggest uploading them to your favorite file sharing or hosting service — like Cloudup! — and paste the link into your note.
Is your brain percolating? Do you have any other ideas to get the most out of Simplenote? I’d love to hear them.
- The Simplenote Mac and iOS apps are gorgeous! ↩