And we continue with the digital part before moving on to other things.
Notes / Read Later / The Second Brain
I’ve tried so many things and with all the available tools and apps out there, you don’t know what the best way is anyway. But I think I have found it. It may not be the prettiest way, but it’s the most functional for me, which I’ve actually kind of been using forever.
Everything I need to save “forever” ends up in Evernote. It’s kind of always been that way, I’ve just tried something else in between. Like mymind.com most recently. A tool that I really love to no end. But it’s just too expensive for me to store everything digital in it, even if it’s a thousand times prettier and perhaps better than Evernote.
And things I want to read later? I save them again with Web Clipper as a pure article in Evernote. Whether I actually read them later is another matter, but it’s well stored for now. With this, Evernote (again) replaces Pocket, which is somehow the Read Later king.
In fact, I use the tools far too rarely for their price. And for infrequent use, I just take the one size fits all solution Evernote which really does everything. And that’s okay.
And Evernote Personal costs me, with or without discount, around 60 euros a year, which I need because quite a bit is backed up. The free version only manages 60 MB a month, which I regularly blow up.
If I were to use Pocket and my mind in the premium versions, I’d be looking at over 140 euros a year.
I believe that you should only spend a lot of money on tools if you really use them regularly. Just because something is pretty and shiny doesn’t mean that it’s worth the money for you personally.