Tools for Planning, Productivity and Workflow

Overview of Workflowy, Bear and Notion

Christina Truong

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[Originally posted in my Decoded by Christina newsletter]

As a developer and someone who is just generally on the computer a lot, I’m always collecting online resources and trying out different tools. In a previous newsletter, I shared some resources for learning HTML and CSS. In this issue, I want to talk about some general workflow tools I’ve used over the years that I have found to be super useful.

When I started freelancing more, I found that I needed a way to manage multiple projects more effectively. I had used Evernote , Todoist and iCal in the past but wanted an all in one solution. I wanted something that was more basic than Evernote, to plan and organize ideas. And although I really liked Todoist for task management, I didn’t want to use a separate tool.

I switched to Asana for awhile and was happy with it. But when I started moving away from doing team projects and more independent projects, I found it wasn’t as useful when I was working by myself the majority of the time.

Workflowy

In my search for a new tool, I started with Workflowy. I loved that it was simple, as if I was writing notes in a notebook. I could write in paragraph form or bullet points. But as…

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Christina Truong

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