This time last year my trusty Palm Pilot became obsolete. I had used it, or three different models, to organise my life for 12 years but it couldn’t keep up with Windows 7. So, I made the switch to a Filofax, but I couldn’t work with paper and it’s no exaggeration to say life fell apart. So I switched again to Andriod and Google calendar. After a while I realised that I couldn’t work exclusively on the screen, partly because Google have not made tasks synchronise properly with Apps like Google Task Organiser and partly because I needed week and month views side-by-side.
So, now I use a combination of Google calendar, Google Task Organiser and my Filofax (see photo). The electronic tools are excellent for storing information which can be changed easily without making a mess of my diary, but I find it hard to process things on the screen. The Filofax is excellent as a place to process what to do when. So, I transfer my tasks to my filofax for each week. I also print a month view from Google calendar and put it in my Filofax so that I can see what is coming up.