Last Wednesday I spent my writing time venting my frustration with looking at technology as the best way to solve our time management dilemmas. In the interesting of exploring alternatives to expensive digital solutions, I wanted to explore some solutions that were free, or close to it, and could help us solve some of our problems as well, or better, than an overpriced piece of plastic and microchips could. Over the next few weeks I´ll share some of what I have come across, or what people send me to look at if I like it.
Today´s offering is a unique and surprisingly powerful way to keep organized. It´s something called a PocketMod, and it is the simplest, most powerful, most customizable free organizer you could imagine. Once you have customized your organizer you just print it off onto one side of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, follow the folding guide (which will make you feel like an origami superstar), and you have a compact and surprisingly useable organizer. You can use it for a day or two, then print off a new one and start fresh.
The best part of the PocketMod is that you can make it look exactly like you want it to. Each one has eight pages, and you can make each of those pages whatever you want them to be. There is a very simple program to use on the PocketMod page to make your own. You can choose from a wide variety of different calendars, lists, note pages, and organizers, or you can pick more specialized pages like mathematical formulas, conversion tables, games, or even a Morse code guide. With all of the different possibilities you can make an organizer that works for you, and you can change it every day as your needs change.
PocketMod isn´t going to change your life or solve all of your problems, but it is an interesting and unique tool, and it is certainly worth checking out and experimenting with.