Digital note-taking for lawyers is no longer just about capturing thoughts—it’s about leveraging them better. The realm where Evernote once reigned supreme now faces more powerful contenders. In this episode, Mike Schmitz, an expert in digital productivity, shares his insights and experience on how to take more effective digital notes and which tools are best.
In Mike’s opinion, Obsidian is a great note-taking app for lawyers who want a powerful, user-friendly tool that also happens to be completely free. With its interconnected system of notes, it offers unparalleled speed and efficiency. Want to learn more? Tune in as PKM specialist Mike Schmitz shares his insights.
- Craft: A note-taking app mentioned alongside Obsidian as part of the PKM (Personal Knowledge Management) stack.
- Roam Research: Another app mentioned as part of the PKM stack, emphasizing the need for a PKM app to manage different apps’ information.
- Notion: Mentioned in relation to PKM and note-taking, highlighting the various options available for managing information.
- Drafts: An Apple-based quick capture tool was mentioned in the conversation, and there was a question about how to move content from Drafts to Obsidian.
- Evernote: The OG of note-taking tools, although many people now want more effective alternatives.
- Mike’s PKM stack is: To-Doist for tasks, Notion for work projects, and Cron for calendaring
- Obsidian University Cohort
- Mike’s Obsidian Newsletter
- Obsidian 101
- Book an Obsidian Setup Call with Mike
- Mike’s YouTube channel
- Jobs to Be Done, a well-known article by Clayton Christensen
- Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think, a book by David Gray
- Check out my Law Practice Assessment if you want to improve your practice. (answer a few questions and then get specific recommendations for improvement in 5 key areas).
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