Why is paperless management tools the best for me, Billtheartist? In this post I will explain what tools I am currently using and how. Is paperless management for everyone? No, not everyone is linear/digital. Some of you are visual/tactile. I will expound upon those later. Continue reading to find out the key to success.
There are a lot of digital tools out there. The three most important tools to me are:
- Google Calendar
- Google Keep
So let’s talk about Google Calendar.
It has been around since April 13, 2006. All you have to do is search “How big is Google” and you can see that they are huge. They are constantly looking for new ways to improve upon everything they have.
Key Features of Google Calendar
- Sharing calendars
- Device synchronization
- import Microsoft Outlook calendar files
- Collaboration and sharing of schedules amongst groups
- Drag-and-drop events
- view modes such as weekly, monthly, and agenda
- Multiple calendars
- color coding
The only features that I would like to see added are customizable fonts and style choices.
So how do I use Google Calendar in my paperless management. Let me show you my Calendar then.
In this screenshot of my Google Calendar, I have 5 calendars created.
- Business blog
- Social media
- Time Management
There will be a 6th calendar to handle my clients appointment schedule. Google Calendar allows you to color code your calendars so you can distinguish between them quickly. Here is my color code:
Work – ORANGE
Finances, Knowledge – GREY
Family – YELLOW
Self / Spirituality, Creativity – BLUE
Home – GREEN
Within each calendar I have color coded each entry category.
In this screenshot you see what a day looks like.
Cori George over at Hey Let’s Make Stuff , has a great post that goes into great detail in how I was already using Google Calendar but she had a few tips that I am now using in my paperless management system.
Now let’s look at the next tool, Google Keep.