Use kanbanote to implement the Eisenhower method and focus on what is urgent and important.
Use Evernote as a library
And you may use Evernote to organise all your stuff, whether it be as a technical library or a list of todos.
But now there is a way to combine the two so that you can have your Evernote tasks displayed as a kanban so as to mimic the Eisenhower grid.
Kanbanote now uses multiple tags
Following the recent release of multi-tags in Kanbanote, you can now do this quite easily.
See the following image to see how to configure your Evernote tasks into the Eisenhower grid on Kanbanote.
Use the right tags in Evernote
First you need to establish some tags: I use the following shortened forms so that I can quickly enter the tags in Evernote as I want to. :
- imp: important
- nimp: not important
- urg: urgent
- nurg: not urgent
This enables you to simply tag items with their importance and urgency and they will be displayed as follows in Kanbanote as long as you set up the columns correctly.
You end up with four columns representing each of the four quadrants in the Eisenhower matrix:
- important and urgent
- important and not urgent
- urgent and not important
- not urgent and not important
This is how to use kanbanote to implement the Eisenhower method.
Slide notes between columns
The beauty of Kanbanote is that you can easily slide notes from one column to the other. So if you decide that an item is important and urgent, just slide it over to the important and urgent column and Kanbanote will automatically reassign tags.
The note itself will then be retagged important and urgent.
Kanbanote or Trello
In many ways, this brings Kanbanote closer to being a competitor of Trello, which also presents todos as a kanban.
Evernote allows you to add reminders to notes and get notifications on the due date.
However, the Trello app is faster and there are a lot of plugins, such as Gantt charts and planners.