Welcome! I'm Irene.
Compulsively Quirky is a space for sharing my passion for reading and all bookish things along with some OCD tips for leading a simpler and more organized life.
I hope you enjoy your visit!
All in Productivity
When I first started using Evernote a few years ago, I immediately saw how it was a great option for collecting those thoughts that occur at random times. No paper? No problem? Grab my iPhone instead and capture that idea.
When I discovered note linking in Evernote, I was even more thrilled. The ability for me to create one table of contents for all the notes that I want to reference quickly appealed to me. And I use that table of contents frequently!
As I used Evernote more and more, I found myself figuring out new ways to make this app even more helpful on my mission to go paperless.
I continue to use nested notebooks to give a filing cabinet feel to the overall structure of my digital organization, but I've added several more notes and notebooks since my first digital organization post: Streamlining My Life with Evernote.
Evernote's note linking feature has just made my life easy again. Months ago, I started experimenting with note linking for some notes that I wanted to alphabetize in a notebook.
Now, I've created a Table of Contents as my one Shortcut note that allows me to access my most frequently used notes.
After just over a year of trying various systems, My Person and I have a shared iCal system that makes scheduling our lives, jointly and separately, much easier and more efficient.
We are Apple people. He's the original Mac enthusiast, but I converted a few years ago. I love how seamlessly Apple products sync. As a digital immigrant, I can learn new software and new apps by trial and error and get the gist of the program. But I'm no techie, especially when it comes to hardware. I know that Apple products will play nicely with each other. And I'm willing to pay more for that convenience.