Late last night I finished my email newsletter on the topic of creating simple digital notebooks in Microsoft Word. A digital notebook is a digital "dumping ground" for information. You type notes into it, you cut and paste information from emails or websites, etc. I am not going into all of the details here. You can read more about it in my newsletter at http://tinyurl.com/d2ymxk.
While there are special software programs that are specifically for keeping digital notes and information, I wanted to point out that sometimes the best tools are right at our fingertips already. Sure, the other programs probably do it better, but you must consider the cost, time for installation, learning how to use them, keeping them up-to-date, etc when you decide to bring them into your life. I think we are a society that purchases the latest tool or gadget to accomplish a specific task, before investigating if we already own a tool that will meet our needs.
Alton Brown, the adventurous chef from the Food Network, calls them "uni-taskers" in the cooking world. Objects that perform a single function. Many times, you can find one object that will do multiple tasks. That would be a "multi-tasker.