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

Elizabeth Butler
Elizabeth Butler
4 min read
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 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.

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Notion

Notion Made Simple

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

https://keepproductive.podia.com/notion-made-simple

Notion Mastery

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

https://notionmastery.com/

Obsidian

Linking Your Thinking

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

https://www.linkingyourthinking.com/

Obsidian Made Simple

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

https://keepproductive.podia.com/obsidian-made-simple

To Obsidian and Beyond

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

https://thesweetsetup.com/obsidian/

Roam Research

Effortless Output in Roam

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

https://www.effortlessoutput.com/

Roam Essentials

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

https://nesslabs.com/roam-essentials

Roam Made Simple

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

https://keepproductive.podia.com/roam-made-simple

General

Building a Second Brain

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

https://www.buildingasecondbrain.com

From Collector to Creator

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

https://nesslabs.com/from-collector-to-creator

Plus a little PS...

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

Hey thereโ€“ if you're interested in personal knowledge management and digital note-taking courses, you might like to know about my Calmer Notes learning bundle (ebook + workbook + PKM software database), launching later in 2021.

This learning bundle (ebook + workbook + PKM app database) 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 ๐Ÿ“š
  • How to identify the existing pieces of your PKM system ๐Ÿ”
  • How to choose the right note-taking app that actually works for you (instead of switching apps every few months) ๐Ÿ“
  • How to design and create a personal knowledge management system that works for the reality of your right-now life ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ
  • 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉโš•๏ธ
Calmer Notes - Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) for Busy People

If this sounds like the type of thing you'd be interested in, head over to the Calmer Notes website to learn more. Or join the list below to get updates on the project.

Psst... If you want to join my inner circle of early adopters (thank you to those of you who've already pre-ordered - I appreciate your support! โค๏ธ), you can preorder on Gumroad to lock in the lowest early-adopter pricing.

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Elizabeth Butler

Your guide to the world of personal knowledge management. Creator of the Calmer Notes method (calmernotes.com). Physician, PhD, parent, tea drinker.


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