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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.

Elizabeth Butler
Elizabeth Butler
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9 Creative Personal Knowledge Management System Examples to Inspire You
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Personal knowledge management (PKM) system inspiration

When you're in the middle of building your personal knowledge management system, you may find yourself stuck trying to figure out the best way to organize your digital notes. Which note-taking software is best? How can you include reference management? How can you create a streamlined way to organize your files and digital life?

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

Martine Ellis

Jerzen Benny for Medisthetic

One Stuttering Mind

Aman Dalal

Brian Jenks

Elizabeth Filips

Shu Omi

Carl Pullein

Marie Poulin

Quick recap of the tools

In case you wanted a list of the tools used above, they are:

About the Calmer Notes approach

PS - If you're looking for a guiding framework to help you create a sustainable personal knowledge management system, you might be interested in my upcoming digital learning bundle, Calmer Notes.

https://calmernotes.com/

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.

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 👩⚕️

Head over to the Calmer Notes website to learn more. Or join the list below to get updates on the project (plus a bonus free 7-day guide to kickstart your PKM system).

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! ❤️), you can preorder on Gumroad to lock in the lowest early-adopter pricing.

AppsDigital NotesNote TakingNotionObsidianPersonal Knowledge ManagementZoteroRaindropPocketReadwisePapersAnkiApple NotesLogseqRemnote

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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