Mike Elgan over at Computerworld has written a pretty good article about taking the paperless concept out of the office and into his every day life.
It’s a good overview of how he does it and the tools that he uses. There are some DocumentSnap favorites in there.
As a kind of “lifestyle experiment,” I’ve been trying to completely eliminate paper as a data storage medium for the past six months. I’ve gotten rid of most check-based bill paying, moved most of my reading to digital forms, nearly stopped paper mail from coming to my house, eliminated paper records and nearly purged all paper-based files. I’ve gotten into the habit of literally photographing anything with words on it that I might want to remember later, and uploading them on a service I’m going to tell you about.
I’m now ready to declare my experiment a success.
The biggest upside to going paperless is that finding information is more like a Google search and less like a scavenger hunt. But I’m also a lot more productive and waste a lot less time, and my life is a lot less cluttered.
Great article. Check it out here.