Do You Keep Digital and Paper Records?

Do You Keep Digital and Paper Records?

Taryn Williford
Oct 1, 2009

We love using online organizational tools. But sometimes, pen-and-paper have to rule. Where do you double-up on your digital and paper records?

We love living in the digital age. With Google calendar and online banking, staying organized has never been easier.

Just take paying bills: Before, you waited to get your bills in the mail, balanced your checkbook, wrote out a check, picked up stamps, dropped the bill in the mail and, a few days later, stop by the ATM to see if the check cleared. Now, you can be halfway around the world sipping on a Pina Colada and check your balance, pay bills and even make a deposit with one click on an iPhone touchscreen.

But even the most tech-savvy still love good old pen-and-paper sometimes.

Me? I am obsessed with Google Calendar. The 'month view' is my homepage at home and at work. Every meeting, birthday and Florida Gators football game gets entered into Google (Have you seen they added sports calendars?!). But I still keep a framed paper calendar on the wall of my apartment.

I love to be able to glance up while I'm grabbing a glass of water and see that it's only a few days until the concert or jot down an appointment as I'm getting off the phone.

So we want to know: Do you guys keep both digital and paper records? What do you 'double-up' on and why? Let us know in the comments!

(Image: Flickr user jek in the box under license from Creative Commons.)

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