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Elizabeth Butler

Stop the search. Craft your personal knowledge system so you never lose another idea.

Hi! I’m Elizabeth Butler. I help busy people create personal knowledge management (PKM) systems. I'll help you organize your ideas, notes, and documents so you can find more clarity, time, creativity, and calm.

Calmer Notes now available for pre-order

My Calmer Notes learning bundle (with guided ebook, companion workbook, and exclusive PKM software database) is launching later in 2021. Pre-order on Gumroad today to get an exclusive early-adopter discount.

Featured Posts

Craft Your Personal Knowledge Management System This Week: Your Free 7-Day Plan

Get a guided, action-oriented seven-day plan to get started with building a sustainable personal knowledge management system for managing your digital notes and files.

Craft Your Personal Knowledge Management System This Week: Your Free 7-Day Plan

How to Build a Personal Knowledge Management System in 5 Steps: an Overview of the Calmer Notes Method

Start where you are. Define your destination. Draft your blueprint. Choose your apps. Build your library.

How to Build a Personal Knowledge Management System in 5 Steps: an Overview of the Calmer Notes Method

10 personal knowledge management courses to organize your digital notes in 2021 and beyond

We've had some amazing developments in digital note management over the last few years. We saw the rise of apps like Craft, Notion, Obsidian, and Roam Research. Coverage of digital mind gardens hit mainstream media. Established note-taking software kept iterating and improving. But as more options have become available, it

10 personal knowledge management courses to organize your digital notes in 2021 and beyond

Recent Posts

Building in public: behind the scenes of Calmer Notes in November 2021

Writing the Calmer Notes manuscript, creating infographics, and selling out the first tier with preorders (!) thanks to my lovely early adopters.

Building in public: behind the scenes of Calmer Notes in November 2021

How to Take Notes from Podcasts: 4 Streamlined Podcast Note-Taking Apps

It can be difficult to take notes from podcasts. How do you remember key points? How can you find specific information later? With these 4 podcast note-taking apps, you’ll always remember the details.

How to Take Notes from Podcasts: 4 Streamlined Podcast Note-Taking Apps

9 Creative Personal Knowledge Management System Examples to Inspire You

Browse through the PKM setups of talented creators to get some inspiration as you build or remodel your own personal knowledge management system.

9 Creative Personal Knowledge Management System Examples to Inspire You

Craft Your Personal Knowledge Management System This Week: Your Free 7-Day Plan

Get a guided, action-oriented seven-day plan to get started with building a sustainable personal knowledge management system for managing your digital notes and files.

Craft Your Personal Knowledge Management System This Week: Your Free 7-Day Plan

How to Build a Personal Knowledge Management System in 5 Steps: an Overview of the Calmer Notes Method

Start where you are. Define your destination. Draft your blueprint. Choose your apps. Build your library.

How to Build a Personal Knowledge Management System in 5 Steps: an Overview of the Calmer Notes Method

From digital notetaking to goal-oriented PKM: design a mindful personal knowledge management system by asking yourself this 1 key question

A true PKM system encompasses more than just notes. Building yourself a customized, mindfully-designed personal knowledge management system means starting with the end in mind.

From digital notetaking to goal-oriented PKM: design a mindful personal knowledge management system by asking yourself this 1 key question

Building in public: behind the scenes of Calmer Notes in October 2021

Table of Contents Inspiration for Building in PublicI know that I always like to know the behind-the-scenes story of how projects were developed, how they grew, and how they changed over time. I'm inspired by creators like Steph Smith, Marie Poulin, and Anne-Laure Le Cunff who are focused on building

Building in public: behind the scenes of Calmer Notes in October 2021

The 7 best note-taking apps to get started with personal knowledge management in 2021

A roundup of stand-out note-taking apps for note-taking, working on your next writing project, or building your digital mind garden.

The 7 best note-taking apps to get started with personal knowledge management in 2021

These 5 key principles of the Calmer Notes method will help you create a sustainable personal knowledge management system

Make sure your PKM system is universal, simple, flexible, delightful, and quick.

These 5 key principles of the Calmer Notes method will help you create a sustainable personal knowledge management system

Focus on system, not software: you can finally stop worrying about trying to find the perfect digital note-taking app

End analysis paralysis and avoid bright shiny object syndrome. When you start with your system, not the software, you can build a mindful, deliberate PKM plan based on your goals and outcomes.

Focus on system, not software: you can finally stop worrying about trying to find the perfect digital note-taking app

What's Your Personal Knowledge Management Persona? Take the Free Quiz to Find Out

Take this free quiz to find out your personal knowledge management (PKM) persona - and get personalized recommendations for digital note-taking apps to help you achieve your goals.

What's Your Personal Knowledge Management Persona? Take the Free Quiz to Find Out

Here's why busy people need personal knowledge management (+ the three essential parts to any PKM system)

Personal knowledge management (PKM) means having an organized system for the information, documents, and notes you encounter on a daily basis.

Here's why busy people need personal knowledge management (+ the three essential parts to any PKM system)