I'm a pretty organized person by nature, but over the past few months the number of things on my plate (work at MS, charity work, writing a book, new baby coming in early January) has really forced me to rethink my approach to organizing my information. I'm getting about 400 e-mails a day, I have about 10 tasks on any given day and about 5-10 appointments, I'm reading nearly 150 weblogs (I pared the list down from nearly 500), and I have about 750 traditional bookmarks, of those I need to visit about 50 a day. The web-based information is one problem area, and I'm optimistic that coming search improvements will help me solve that one in the near future. For now, where I need the most help is with the Outlook-based information.
I read Scoble's account of a David Allen seminar a while back, and I know that Allen offers a tool/system called Getting Things Done. I also recently met Roger Merrill and he briefly talked about the FranklinCovey offerings. I also read a link somewhere about a tool called ClearContext. I'm not sure what kind of tool to try, so I thought I'd ask the readers for input. Here is what I'm looking for:
So, any suggestions? I'll promise to look at every single suggestion, and if I find something new that works well I'd be happy to write up my comments.