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9 more examples of creative personal information systems and workflows to inspire you

If you liked the first part of this series, you'll enjoy round 2! Browse through the setups of some talented PKM thinkers to get ideas for your own personal knowledge management system.

Elizabeth Butler
Elizabeth Butler
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9 more examples of creative personal information systems and workflows to inspire you
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Hi friends! I had such a good response to my first post on personal information system example workflows, that I thought I would make this a regular series. I love browsing through the personal knowledge management (PKM) setups of fellow personal knowledge management enthusiasts to get ideas about tools, apps, or structures I might like to consider adopting in my own personal knowledge management system.

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.

Chiara Cokieng


Mischa Creatrix


Charlotte Grysolle


Jenny Lee


Socret Lee


Simone Smerilli


Mike Tannenbaum


Zsolt Viczián


Ton Zijlstra

List of personal knowledge management system tools, apps, and software used in these examples

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

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Personal Knowledge Management System Workflow Examples

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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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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