Idea Capture

  • Beyond Google Everything (DocsCalendarGmail, etc.) I rely daily on a 1-2-3 punch of the following tools: Workflowy for my master list, TeuxDeux for a daily and weekly play-by-play, and Evernote for capturing all longer-term ideas and brainstorming.
  • Captio is great for emailing notes to yourself on-the-go in just two clicks (far fewer than sending yourself an email).
  • For mind-mapping, check out, a free web application for brainstorming online and MindMeister. For Mac/iPad/iOS, I use Simple Mind.