SCRIBZEE: Folders or no folders? That is the question…

Tracking down notes can be a tricky, time-consuming task. For all the folders and tree structures we might have created, when the time comes to laying hands on specific notes, they are sometimes hidden in the maze of our computer.

In the SCRIBZEE® app, there is no single correct answer to the question of whether or not to create folders. Each type of organisation has its followers. You just have to choose what works best for you.

Use folders

For students and professionals handling clearly-demarcated projects with no overlap between them, it’s a fairly natural, obvious choice to use folders.

Provided you think carefully first about how to organise and name the folders, you’ll have no trouble finding your notes.

This is what organisation expert Laurence Einfalt recommends for filing information in her article “How to sort and organise your information“.

Don’t use folders

It’s not always easy to pick the best folder for filing notes: some notes relate to several projects, others don’t relate to any specific project at all. So sometimes it’s tempting to create a “Miscellaneous” folder, which inevitably turns into a sort of “junk” folder in which you can never find anything again. What’s more, projects can sometimes change tack or split into two, in which case it’s difficult to split the folder.

So if you decide not to use folders, make sure you give your notes a very explicit title, using keywords but no abbreviations. Then you can simply use the SCRIBZEE® search engine (the magnifying glass icon) to track down whatever notes you need in next to no time.

It’s up to you!