How do you stay organized?

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  1. NoTitleRequired

    NoTitleRequired Junior Member

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    I was just wondering what everyone does to keep track of all their usernames, passwords, articles, keywords..... for each project.

    I've found that staying organized and remembering everything is a big issue. I usually just keep everything for each project in 1 excel file. I have different tabs for keyword list, tier 1 links, spun blog comments, etc....

    I used to keep it all in a .txt file but that was a disaster. Does anyone use anything better then just a simple Excel file?
     
  2. Checkmate

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    I myself use .txt files and different folders, never had a an issue with it.

    Why was using a .txt file a disaster?
     
  3. WellGrounded

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    For passwords, I use LastPass (or 1Password).
     
  4. hardcorebiker

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    Usernames and passwords - Memorized
    Articles - Evernote or Google Docs
    Keywords - Evernote or Google Docs.

    An advantage here is everything is synced from my computer to phone so I can access anything anywhere.

    Try these... Txt file and desktop Excel is so outdated :)
     
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    everything is divided in folders by groups - articles, wikis, .... in each folder there is a .txt with the used user/pass/email and any other info...

    works like a charm and is easy to backup - simply zip up the main folder and copy to my backup hdd
     
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    As far as projects I use Basecamp
     
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    I use a pen and a notebook (made out of papers not gigabytes). Never let me down
     
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    1. Project Bubble
    2. Excel Master Spreadsheet
    3. About a million little scraps of paper on my desk lol :) (they tend to pile up until I can transfer them to the spreadsheet)
     
  10. mervat

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    You can find some software online that help you orgainze
    I use notebook and i look at it Once a day in the morning and this kinda help me start right
    But i always end up with a lot of stuff is not on the notebook lol
     
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  13. NoTitleRequired

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    I like the idea of keeping everything online using Google Docs. No more having to email myself txt files.

    Basecamp and Project Bubble look pretty cool, but i'm not paying $20+ a month for that.
     
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    Project Bubble is just good if you have clients that need to be kept in the loop...

    As far as personal info like passwords, etc...excel spreadsheets and paper/pen do the trick
     
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    .txt files are the way to go they are the future! maybe the past but still the future!
     
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    I use a notebook for username and passwords, and Excel for backlinks
     
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    Evernote is great, very easy quick and secure....


    On the PC use doc and xls files along with notepad...
     
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    Yep, all the best ideas come from a pen and a piece of paper. I find that writing and planning on paper helps me distinguish offline and online mode. When I was working without a pen and paper, quite often I would just fire up the computer without knowing what the fuck I was doing and end up getting distracted by all sorts of crap - click, click click and suddenly 5 hours have passed without achieving what I actually wanted.
     
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    +1

    Having a physical notebook helps you get more concentration, and tells your brain you're doing something important.
     
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