mind.Depositor custom productivity notebook

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mind.Depositor custom productivity notebook


Not content with the functional-yet-pedestrian-looking hipster PDA (it’s just a binder clip and index cards), GTD practitioner Patrick Ng applied his rather impressive design chops to building this stunning, one-of-a-kind productivity notebook he calls the mind.Depositor.


Instead of just inserting plain index cards for random note taking, I created a GTD template to print 4 tabs on these 4×6 index cards: Next Actions, Projects, Wait for, Someday/maybe. The tabs are highly useful to classify index cards into groups, just check the box and start writing to-dos. I also used plastic index cards from KOLO’s Havana box to divide “Office Work” and “Personal” index cards (labeling done with Dymo’s embossers). I wish I can find better quality index cards in cream color but it is difficult, so for now I’m settled with these ugly blue lined index cards.


His 4×6 in. index cards are retained with two seriously cool-looking clips he bought in Japan. Other features include a pen holder, custom dividers for “Office” and “Personal” notes, and tons of style. I wish I could get organized enough to use something like this, but I’d just continue to customize it as a form of procrastination.


mind.Depositor by Scription
via Lifehacker

6 thoughts on “mind.Depositor custom productivity notebook

  1. catherine says:

    You can buy those “seriously cool clips” in English from here http://www.officecentre.co.nz/product.pasp?categoryid=160&productid=153

    They’re called “Clippies” and they are very cool :) Btw a NZD is worth about US50c.

  2. Alex says:

    I was able to put together a similar (functioning, anyway) “mind depositor” using: http://www.bookfactory.com/custom_lab_books/custom_notebooks.html

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