Denis Volkov explores how using a Daily Notes system within a note-taking application, in his case Apple Notes, can simplify the management of information overload. Volkov emphasizes the need for a clear, repeatable process to organize information and suggests creating a new Daily Note each day to capture incoming data, which can then be sorted at a more convenient time, thus reducing decision-making and improving efficiency.
- Denis Volkov recommends using a Daily Notes system within a note-taking application to manage the flow of digital information throughout the day. This system involves creating a new Daily Note daily, populating it with content throughout the day, and then sorting this information during a regular evening routine.
- The Daily Notes system is advantageous because it allows the user to defer decision-making about categorization until later, helps to avoid cluttering, and effectively filters out irrelevant information from previous days.
- Volkov further automates his system using Apple Shortcuts to populate Daily Notes with calendar events and tasks every morning.
- He suggests that the Daily Notes can also serve as a historical reference, being searchable and allowing the user to revisit events, ideas, goals, and insights from previous days.
- Volkov concludes by stating that the Daily Notes routine is adaptable to many other note-taking applications, mentioning Craft and NotePlan as examples of apps with built-in similar functionality.