If you’re like me, taking digital notes can feel somewhat magical. That semi-infinite space in the cloud is there just waiting for you to fill it up with your notes, documents, PDFs, web clippings, photos, drawings, even tables — anything you can think of or toss at it, it’s there forever, accessible from anywhere. Before you know it, there are piles and piles of notes!
Apps like Nimbus make it a breeze to collect and store what’s most important to us, and a note-taking system can be a powerful productivity tool when used thoughtfully. But just like our bedroom closets in the physical realm can easily devolve into cluttered chaos despite our best intentions — good luck finding that sweater! — so can our notes in the digital realm over time.
Until the A.I. bots take over and solve all our organizational woes, a little up-front thought given to folder and/or tag structure can be beneficial to our future selves. This guide aims to give you a simple-but-effective path to digital zen, whether you’re just getting started with a sparkling-new Nimbus workspace, or you’re the owner of a venerable mountain of notes.