Getting organized and productive might seem like a complicated endeavor, but with just a few simple ingredients you can achieve your goal of living a clutter-free, organized, and productive life. Just like making bread, you only need the basic ingredients to achieve the harmonious life that you aspire to live.
Start with the Staples
Just like when baking bread, you start with a recipe to obtain the staples or basics — flour, yeast, water, salt, etc. When searching for the ingredients to help you achieve productivity, you might perform a Google search for apps, software, or services to help you get organized. Generally, you’ll find a variety of articles describing the top notes service (Evernote), top file storage service (Dropbox), and top collaborative document service (Google Drive). These are the fundamental ingredients to get you started. For example, if you think of productivity as a loaf of bread, you’ll consider these apps as the basic ingredients of your recipe. And just like a loaf of bread, you’ll need something to hold them together or you’ll have a big mound of dough — that just falls apart — a half-baked solution. This is where LifeTopix comes in — the baking pan that holds it all together.
How LifeTopix Pulls it Together
We constantly talk to our users about how they use these top services (Evernote, Dropbox, and Google Drive). This influenced us to support these services from within LifeTopix, and also helped us to understand how users track relevant pieces of information in their proper context regardless of its source. For example, with LifeTopix you might create a landscaping project to keep track of the items related to this project. You’ll want to store related files within the context of the landscaping project. For example, you might want to track any receipts or invoices for plants, soil, and other landscaping materials — and you’ll want to be able to quickly access these related items. Because LifeTopix is integrated with these services, you can find these items — all from one app (LifeTopix). Never again will you be searching for these files through disconnected software. Take a look at the following diagram to visualize how a project would appear in LifeTopix, and how you can easily add and find related online notes and files.
LifeTopix provides many capabilities for managing a project, such as landscaping — and our integration with top online software enhances your ability to store, locate, and collaborate via this software. The examples below describe how you might use LifeTopix to plan and execute a landscaping project:
- Create a task (todo) list — plant seeds and foliage, attach wires to support stakes, decorate with stones, etc..
- Schedule appointments — call the Utility Locator to mark the lawn.
- Set reminders — watering schedule, inspect work, etc.
- Create bookmarks — plant care websites, watering schedules, landscaping blogs, etc.
- Record audio notes and text notes — capture anything through voice or text.
- Upload photos — take photos of plants, decorations, invoices, receipts, or contracts.
- Gather expenses — record each expense for goods and services related to the project.
- Manage service providers — include all providers related to the project for easy access, shopping lists, and expense tracking.
- Manage shopping items — create shopping lists for products, goods, and services.
- Access all files and notes stored in Dropbox, Evernote, or Google Drive — collaborative word processing docs or spreadsheets, notes, invoices, etc.
- Share and collaborate via Facebook, Text, Email, and Twitter — share ideas with friends, family, and colleagues.
We hope this sparks some ideas of how you would use LifeTopix with Evernote, Google Drive, and Dropbox to achieve the harmonious, organized, clutter-free life that you aspire to live. Please share how you use LifeTopix to manage your projects and how our integration has helped you achieve your goals.
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