This is the best! I have used an electronic pda for more than ten years, and the HPDA beats it hand down. Now I use my Dell for an electronic reader…Oh, and to surf the web occasionally (itty bitty screen is hard to see.) 4 years ago
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The cards eventually got a little unwieldly. I liked the templates I was using but I just wasn’t organized enough to keep all those cards organized too.
Last month I bought an adorable red moleskine notebook, which has been a pleasure to use so far. But I found myself missing some of my hipster cards. I just couldn’t let them go completely. So now I’m tucking in tracking cards in between the pages of my moleskine. That way I keep what I need bound in a notebook with easily accessible cards inserted that can be updated or discarded as I go along. And the pocket in the back of the notebook is perfect for holding extra cards.
I think this’ll work out a little better for me… 5 years ago
Goes everywhere with me. It really does help keep my bits & pieces organized. 5 years ago
I’ve just decided I’m way too scattered to maintain an organized system, even a simplified manual one. I actually have a rudimentary hipster PDA system which consists of writing things down on whatever random index card I can grab and then keeping piles of them all over the place. I do this with spiral notebooks too. For such an obsessive list-maker you’d think I could keep some sense of order but it’s just too much for me. So I bow in awe to the PDA hipsters and regretfully and respectfully peace out. :P 5 years ago
I’ve been carrying a hipster PDA (see http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/03/introducing-the-hipster-pda/) for about two months now. It’s the most useful item I carry. It holds my shopping lists, todos, has space for me to write down things that come to my mind, can replace business cards etc. 5 years ago
The D-I-Y templates, in my opinion, are a complete waste of time. It takes 10 seconds, for instance, to create your own handmade weekly calendar card. (Draw 6 quick lines across the card to create 7 spaces.)
The hipster PDA is great if you have a lot of thoughts you want to capture. If you have a stack of index cards, you can afford to jot down one thought per card. Then type your notes into a text file; or organize your notes into categories, subcategories…
Use a notebook if you don’t want to have any extra organizing and/or processing work. But use index cards for maximum flexibility. Pretty soon, you’ll have a big file of cards (organized by subject) that you can browse, use for papers, etc. Going through the cards again helps you remember what you wrote down. 6 years ago
I’m not sure I get it. It’s just a bunch of index cards you write on, right? And I’m a gadget freak at heart—index cards just aren’t shiny enough.
However, my much-loved ipaq, while being incredibly useful for some things, hasn’t been terribly effective for organizing. Too much time and effort required for inputting. Plus my battery is starting to lose its charge.
So today I spent 51 cents (including tax) for 3×5 index cards. I’m really going to try to make this work for me. Any suggestions are welcome. : ) 6 years ago
I can remember when I have something due at a certain time. If not I write it down. I think I notepad (I’ve mentioned the moleskin before) would be better. Less embarrassing than pulling out a punch of index cards held together by a rubber band. 6 years ago
Honestly, I think like four index cards would accomplish my goal. Or more accurately a Moleskin Notebook. I don’t really have much to do. I can remember small things like that I have an essay due tomorrow. Plus I’m not comfortable with my nerdiness enough to pull out a couple of index cards with planer paper glued on the wrapped in a rubber band and not feel a little embarrassed. 6 years ago
I shredded the GTD cards. I have no use for them. I’ve replaced them with two more empty cards and a card of things I need to do daily. Never actually used it today thou. 6 years ago
I have a contacts, a weekly planner, two GTD cards (even thou I’ve never read ) a blank monthly, a year, and two blank cards at each end so no body knows what it is. I hide my nerdiness. I’m gonna try it for a month. 6 years ago
asked to see my card template today. She apparently told my dad about them & that she was thinking of starting to use my cards too.
I have been telling her about them over the phone. She liked the fact that I have included a couple of my goals on them.
Yes, I color in a capsule shape twice a day, also water drops & jumping jack stick men to track things…. Then there are my nutition goals…. 6 years ago
My laptop fan died. I am presently borrowing my daughter’s laptop while I scramble to find a way to stay online while my laptop goes away for repairs.
I was panicing last night about the stuff I have no access to now and depending on how things play out have lost – when I realized that at LEAST I had my work schedule thanks to my hipster pda! 6 years ago
This will also help with my goles of be more productive and Get organized and Stay organized!. I think it’s a cool and inexpensive way of being organized. Even if I look like a dork carrying around index cards all day. 6 years ago
were very happy today. It is amazing all that I can fit on an index card! I think one of the reasons planners never work with me is I feel guilty leaving all that blank space if I have a quiet day. 6 years ago
you can print out any section or type of page you want, and adapt it to yourself. helped me kick-start my scheduling! 6 years ago
For a detailed description of my present hpda read here :
http://www.43things.com/entries/view/724805 7 years ago
I’ve worked out my own cards using diyplanner’s open office widgets, a few templates, and am now about to dump my old lifebalance projects in and begin the voyage! I’ve got a moleskine notecard accordian dealie coming to hold it all but I’m excited to get into paper instead of my treo. 7 years ago
I started using the hipster pda about a month ago and love it. I actually went so far to purchase a dedicated bag that carries my moleskine, hipster pda, and cartridge pen so that I’m always ready to take notes or mark something off my to-do. I’ve recently bought a black box to hold 3×5 cards for future reference and use it as a tickler. The only thing I haven’t panned out quite yet is how to use it effectively as a calendar. 8 years ago
I never used my Palm. Okay. The calendar but that was really it. I never used any of the other features. My hipster PDA—that I use. It’s great for information capturing, the beaming functionality (hand someone a card) is also excellent. And, most important to me, I can easily take my notes apart and incorporate it into my regular system for keeping track of what I do (I use Wikidpad on a Windows machine). Goog luck! 8 years ago
as a calendar geek (and ex-palm engineer) i’ve got some pretty strong ideas about pda/pims. as a free wifi proponent i have some demanding requirements for my devices (i want opportunisitc network support, roll over from wifi, to cell network, to cdpd)
currently the market ain’t cutting it. and until it does, its just a clunky, bulky, toy that needs to be charged, and tended like a tagamotchi for “adults”. that isn’t an improvement.
so until then i’m going to try going low tech for a while. 8 years ago
stack of index card, a binder clip, and a pen 8 years ago