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 can be easy to get bogged down with analysis paralysis. What's the best way to make use of all the cool features and software options available?

If you're looking for an online course to help you manage your digital note-taking, create a personal knowledge management system, organize your computer files and folders, build a second brain, or start note-taking with bidirectional linking, one of these courses might just be the right fit for you.


Notion Made Simple

Creator: Francesco D'Alessio from Keep Productive
Site: https://keepproductive.podia.com/notion-made-simple
Price: $39


Notion Mastery

Creator: Marie Poulin
Site: https://notionmastery.com/
Price: $750 and up



Linking Your Thinking

Creator: Nick Milo
Site: https://www.linkingyourthinking.com/
Price: $922 and up


Obsidian Made Simple

Creator: Francesco D'Alessio from Keep Productive
Site: https://keepproductive.podia.com/obsidian-made-simple
Price: $69


To Obsidian and Beyond

Creator: Mike Schmitz from The Sweet Setup
Site: https://thesweetsetup.com/obsidian/
Price: $149 and up


Roam Research

Effortless Output in Roam

Creator: Nat Eliason
Site: https://www.effortlessoutput.com/
Price: $97 and up


Roam Essentials

Creator: Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Site: https://nesslabs.com/roam-essentials
Price: $49


Roam Made Simple

Creator: Francesco D'Alessio from Keep Productive
Site: https://keepproductive.podia.com/obsidian-made-simple
Price: $29



Building a Second Brain

Creator: Tiago Forte
Site: https://www.buildingasecondbrain.com/
Price: $1500 and up


From Collector to Creator

Creator: Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Site: https://nesslabs.com/from-collector-to-creator
Price: $49


And finally...

Calmer Notes: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) for Busy People

Hey there– if you're interested in personal knowledge management and digital note-taking courses, you might be interested in my self-paced course on mindful personal knowledge management. The self-paced Calmer Notes course (which includes a digital textbook, companion workbook, and database of PKM software and apps) is now available.

This self-paced course gives you a step-by-step framework for designing your own customized personal knowledge management (PKM) system based on my Calmer Notes method.

You'll learn:

  • What personal knowledge management (PKM) means -- and why busy people need a PKM system to stop feeling overwhelmed 📚
  • How to identify the existing pieces of your PKM system 🔍
  • How to choose the right note-taking app that actually works for you (instead of switching apps every few months) 📝
  • How to design and create a personal knowledge management system that works for the reality of your right-now life 🕰️
  • Years of hard-won, first-hand knowledge about personal knowledge management I've accumulated after years of completing a PhD, an MD, and working as a physician while parenting 👩⚕️

If this sounds like the type of thing you'd be interested in, head over to the Calmer Notes website to learn more.

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