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My Perfect Toolbox if All Applications were Cross Platform

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Posted by Chris Eller
Jul 9, 2010 at 02:12 PM


Since I am new to the board, I will provide a list of my current tools as a form of confession. My name is Chris and I am addicted to information tools. :) (Is that how you start your introductions?)

Here is my Windows toolbox (Work):

  -  OneNote (structured research for projects/papers. Better organization, note-taking, highlighting, combiling)
  -  Evernote (general information capture)
  -  PersonalBrain (long-term information store. Shows connection between areas of focus. Thoughts link to pages in OneNote or Evernote)
  -  MindManager (dashboards for planning and 30,000 to 50,000 related tasks)
  -  Microsoft Word (like it or not, most of my writing must end up in Word format, which is the standardized format in most sectors)
  -  TaskAngel / Toodledo for list management and GTD implementation
  -  GoToDo app on Android mobile phone syncs with Toodledo

  -  I will add The Journal to this list. I have played with the trial version the last few weeks, and this will become my writing tool. Prior to this, I have used Microsoft Word.

Here is my Mac OS toolbox (Home):

  -  Evernote (sync with my Windows data)
  -  PersonalBrain - (syncs with my Windows brain via SugarSync)
  -  OmniOutliner (the best outliner I have used without question. If only it was available for Windows!)
  -  Scrivener (this is where my search for a Windows replacement for Word started. I love Scrivener and would pay any price to have access to its features on both Mac and Windows. The Journal is my Scrivener counterpart in Windows, but to be honest, it’s not even close.)
  -  Toodledo via the web interface.

What’s missing from my Mac OS perfect world? OneNote. I love OneNote.

So, if we can engage in some fantasy right now, here is my “perfect” toolbox if all of the applications in the world were cross platform:

  OmniFocus (synching with Toodledo)

Chris Eller