LP Tasks & Information Management
This outline provides a brief overview of the services and integrations I use to manage my tasks and digital information. Click on the links to learn more about the services mentioned throughout.

You will see ‘Markdown’ mentioned frequently. If not familiar with the plain text to HTML conversion tool, please check out the link below.

 

Apple


iOS
iOS user, or iPhone OS as it was back then, since 2009.

  • A full featured clipboard manager for iOS and macOS. This is invaluable on iOS and speeds up the process of moving information around, especially on the iPad, with split screen and slide over.
  • I've used Drafts since it came out in 2012. Initially it was meant as a frictionless starting point for quickly jotting down notes or information. You could then decide what to do with that text later on by using actions to send it to Mail, Messages etc.
  • While the above it still true, Drafts has morphed into a fully-featured writing environment, supports user-definable actions (including JavaScript) and a great community of people providing both action solutions and developer feedback which is actively taken on board. Now on the Mac too. A truly great app.
  • Due remembers everything you need so you don’t have to. It’s lightning-fast to set reminders, and it’s so persistent you can’t forget anything.
  • 1Writer combines all the basic text editing features you would expect with all the advanced features you will ever need. Use 1Writer to write, research, revise, and share your ideas with maximum efficiency. Supports [[Wiki links]].
  • Easily digitise printed text and translate it. Super handy!

MacOS
Mac user since OS X 10.3 Panther back in 2004.

  • MindNode helps you visualise your ideas. Start with a central thought and then brainstorm, organise and share your mind maps. This outline has also been published to the web using Mindnode’s integrated MyMindNode service.
  • Tabula allows you to extract data held in PDF tables into a CSV or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using a simple, easy-to-use interface. Here’s a live example.
  • Markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently.
  • Notational Velocity is a way to take notes quickly and effortlessly using just your keyboard. You press a shortcut to bring up the window and just start typing. It will begin searching existing notes, filtering them as you type.
  • Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organising your files according to the rules you create. Have Hazel move files around based on name, date, type, what site it came from and much more. Automatically sort your movies or file your bills. Keep your files off the desktop and put them where they belong.
  • Clean Text is a convenient tool for all Mac users that need to cleanup and edit text from emails, documents, or other material. Supports regex replacement.
  • Marked is a previewer for Markdown files. Used with a text editor, it updates every time you save. With robust features for previewing, reviewing and exporting beautiful documents, you can work in plain text while revelling in rich formatting.
  • Write down your thoughts in your favourite text editor, and Deckset will turn them into beautiful presentations. Supports Markdown.
  • Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search the Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions.
 

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