4 Tools To Keep Your Thoughts Organized and Your Creativity Flowing

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Does it feel like your mind is always running 50 miles a minute with thoughts and ideas bombarding you left and right?

Blog post ideas

Drawing and Painting Inspirations

To Do Lists

Work Flow for an Important Project

Grocery Lists

Needing to Get Your Book Idea Outlined

The list goes on…

All these great ideas and inspiration constantly popping in that noggin of yours so, you’re looking for a way to capture and organize those thoughts before they slip away.

I’ve come across several tools that I have tried to record those ideas and keep them organized, but most of them always seemed to be lacking in some form or fashion. Over the last couple of years, I think I have narrowed it down to these 4 tools that work for me. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

1 Workflowy

Workflowy is a web-based tool that allows the user to create personal to-do lists, team project collaboration, take notes, and organize ideas, in a zoomable and searchable format. With capabilities to expand and collapse bulletpoints, and the ability to tag and search specific terms, this makes Workflowy one of the best, in my opinion, list making apps available for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. Give it a try, and if you sign up using this link, Workflowy will give you 2x the list making capabilities for FREE!


2 Coggle.It

Coggle.it is a web-based mind mapping tool that lets the user create colorful and useful mind maps that can easily document multiple thoughts and ideas in a way that closely mimics how the brain works in storing and retrieving information for many people. As a visual creative, I love to use mind maps for a lot of what I do and combining it with Workflowy it give me a powerful boost in my creativity. If you are a writer, you can import your mind maps into Scrivener and it will propagate your outline so you can begin writing that novel you keep putting of.  Click on the image above, or you can click here to give it a try.


3 Scrivener

No matter what type of writing you do, whether it be novel, short story, research paper, sales copy, etc., Scrivener is a powerful content creating tool that allows you to concentrate on composing your work. It is a word processor and a project manager combined and will take you from first ideas all the way through to the final polished draft ready for publication.

If you are a writer and in desperate need of creating some structure out of chaos, get the best writing tool out there today!


4 Dropbox

Now that you have all of the powerful ways to capture your ideas and thoughts, and you have the tools to get them structured and in a coherent presentable format, you need a way to store and access those files whenever and where ever you are. That’s where Dropbox come in. It’s the simplest way to get to all of your files anywhere, on any device, and share them with any one. Get Dropbox today! You won’t know how you ever got along without it.