Time-management software -- offline version

Bill Westerman has joined the back-to-paper movement. Here are a couple of Bill's ingenous methods for managing his time and to-do lists in his notebook.


Bill prefers the Miquelrius notebook (shown here).


Roll over the photo to see how it works.

  • DanGTD 6y

    For implementing GTD you can use this web-based application:


    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A mobile version is available too.
  • Famille Abraham 6y

    Looks really nice, really inspiring!

  • Bill Westerman 6y

    Hey everyone, there's a growing Facebook group around GSD ... www.facebook.com/pages/Getting-Sh-t-Done/31316336794
  • Mike Rohde 6y

    Bill, just wanted to let you know I've reverted to this system at work last week and am really enjoying pen and paper again. :-)
  • Patty 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Productivity, Kanban, GTD, Lean, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Hucksgirl44 5y

    Quick question, my 15yr old son has add and I am finding that the regular school planners do not work for him. Has anyone tried this system for their high school students? If so how does it work, or have you used something else? HELP !!!!!
  • Mimi Wan 5y

    I see that no one has mentioned the Claire Fontaine notebooks. I love them! They are 90g so much better paper quality than the ones referenced and the page sizes are a bit bigger than moleskine. I just wish there were more pages, the graph paper notebook is only 192 pages (not sure why that count).
  • Amy Jewell 5y

    Wow... I never realized that we could do little image maps on Flickr. This is so cool, Bill. Thanks for sharing this!
  • captcreate 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Open notebooks, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Ashley Spurlin 3y

    I'm so happy to see someone else using the Miquelrius notebooks. I ADORE them.
  • DrToothygrin 2y

    How do you deal with checking items off your master list? Do you check them off as you complete tasks or do a mass update of the master list every few weeks for example?
  • Bill Westerman 2y

    @DrToothygrin, I definitely check them off one-by-one as they are completed. Gives a sense of accomplishment.
  • Rob Collier 1y

    What are the scribbles to the left of some of the items? Do they mean anything?
  • Rachel R. 11mo

    I really like the idea of this, but am apparently too stupid to figure out the image map that folks are talking about. I see an image, and only an image If I hover over it - nothing. If I click on it, I just get the next picture. What am I doing wrong?
  • Lesa Stewart 10mo

    @a2jc4life, you have to position the cursor over the outline boxes and a little narrative box should appear with information or instructions.
  • Bill Westerman 3mo

    @robcollier @a2jc4life i don't see the pop-ups any more either. i do have a small description on my website, though, at blog.utilware.com/gsd ... also, the little squiggles to the left were from a previous method i used to highlight important items
  • Dave Gray 3mo

    The image maps are working for me.
  • Dave Gray 3mo

    Yeah Bill, I think you've shared that link already at least once in this thread, thanks again.
  • Bill Westerman 2mo

    Ah thanks Dave
  • Bill Westerman 2mo

    Sorry for the repost
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