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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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3 tips to transform your personal knowledge management system from a chore to pure joy

Here's how you can design your personal knowledge management system for joy (instead of frustration).

3 tips to transform your personal knowledge management system from a chore to pure joy
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Building in public: go behind the scenes of Calmer Notes in May 2022

Go behind the scenes as I continue to figure out work-life balance as an indie hacker and strategize for version 2.0 of Calmer Notes.

Building in public: go behind the scenes of Calmer Notes in May 2022
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Looking for a Notion replacement? Explore these 5 alternative Notion-like apps

Check out these Notion alternatives for building your personal knowledge management system.

Looking for a Notion replacement? Explore these 5 alternative Notion-like apps
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How a professor, writer, and academic built her personal knowledge management system with the Calmer Notes method

Melissa built her personal knowledge management system with Notion and Zotero using the Calmer Notes method.

How a professor, writer, and academic built her personal knowledge management system with the Calmer Notes method
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How a project manager, blogger, and parent built his personal knowledge management system with the Calmer Notes method

James built his personal knowledge management system with Obsidian, Raindrop, and Readwise using the Calmer Notes method.

How a project manager, blogger, and parent built his personal knowledge management system with the Calmer Notes method
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How to build a personal knowledge management system: the ultimate guide

Build a personal knowledge management system to organize your note taking. This ultimate guide shows you the best software, examples, and setups.

How to build a personal knowledge management system: the ultimate guide
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Five must-read books to build your perfect personal knowledge management system

Here are the best books to help you build a personal knowledge management system. From atomic notes to Zettelkasten, these books will teach you how to build a digital note taking system.

Five must-read books to build your perfect personal knowledge management system
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3 secrets to taking future-proof notes

Make sure your future self can access the notes you're capturing today. Here's how to take future-proof notes in your personal knowledge management system.

3 secrets to taking future-proof notes
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Here's the difference between highlighting and note taking (and why it matters)

Highlighting is different than note taking. Highlighting can be an excellent place to start– and it's important to be able to easily capture choice quotes from a book so we can cite them accurately in our own writing. But highlighting should be the first step, not the final step.

Here's the difference between highlighting and note taking (and why it matters)
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The best note taking apps for Windows in 2022: a roundup of personal knowledge management software for Microsoft and PC

Discover the best note taking apps for Windows and PC in 2022. Choose the right software to build your personal knowledge management system.

The best note taking apps for Windows in 2022: a roundup of personal knowledge management software for Microsoft and PC