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So, What’s This Second Brain Thing? A Trick For More Productivity? We’ll See…

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He got it out of his head, then read it again. It could spark ideas and was the inspiration for some of them.

He often recommends one of the methods of building a Second Brain

Notion

This is a site you can use for many things: to coordinate a team for a project, personal things like making a list of all the movies you’ve seen/music in your books or magazines you’ve collected… and, of course, a Second Brain.

Pros

- as a guy on a fixed income, I like this one (students and pretty much everyone): the cost for a Personal account is… 0. Nada. Zip. Gratis You know, free.

  • Tiego has a template, but there are a bunch online too. There are others . Just do a Google search on ‘Notion templates’.
  • templates are easy to customize. Delete parts you don’t need add things you do. Even then templates inside other templates. For example I have a Content Calendar template linked into my main one.
  • It has a desktop app, so you can use it offline.
  • It also has a cellphone app, although all you can see are your Tasks and To Do lists. The rest is too big.
  • There’s a Web clipper extension for Chromium-based browsers.
  • There’s also a site that takes all your Kindle book highlights into your Reading List.
  • There are many tutorials on YouTube.

Cons

  • It has a learning curve. It’s not steep, but it’s there.
  • You end up needing more accounts than the one to access all the goodies available.
  • some people say you spend more time designing it than creating

Pros

  • Like Notion the Personal account is Free. The Personal account has no feature is limited, same as Notion. Difference is, you also get the API.
  • Notes can be linked by tags or just by common words.
  • You can work offline, and it syncs with the online version. Same as Notion.
  • It too has a phone app.
  • There’s a vibrant community. There’s a Discord server, a message board, and over 600 plugins (rhus the API).

Cons

  • While the Obsidian website calls this a Second Brain. To me it looks more like a digital Vision Book.

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Hi. I’m Jeffrey A. Boman. Determined writer. NaNoWriMo Ace (4 wins in a row) 2002–06. In it until 2011. Many RPG publications too

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Jeffrey Allan Boman

Hi. I’m Jeffrey A. Boman. Determined writer. NaNoWriMo Ace (4 wins in a row) 2002–06. In it until 2011. Many RPG publications too