One of the most common things you’ll find yourself doing in Internet Marketing is taking notes and lots of them. Whether watching a video, copying items from your web browser or eBook and keeping track of your Skype conversations. You name it.
Two of my favorite applications and most used on a PC computer are Notepad and WordPad, which come with every windows system at least since Windows 98. Here I’ll describe the way I use them and you can adapt them to what works best for you if you try these methods.
Starting with Notepad, create a document and name it whatever you like say Notes.txt Open it and at the very top left corner type in .LOG and save (be sure you type the period before LOG). Place it anywhere you’ll remember other than on the desktop. ALT + drag or right click/Send to and place a shortcut on your desktop.
Reason for this is that if you inadvertently delete it, you only lose the shortcut and not the document. Good practice in general. You can also pin it to taskbar or use it with a toolbar or any way that it is available to you and easily visible and accessible even when you have multiple applications windows open.
Now every time you click that shortcut to open the file, Notepad will automatically insert the date and time, place the cursor on the next line ready for you to start typing. Great way to keep track of your Skypes or anything else you want to follow as well as instant notes that you can organize later if you want or just discard.
If you don’t want the auto insert of date/time stamp every time you open it but don’t want to lose that functionality completely, then remove the .LOG from the document and when you want the date/time stamp inserted, just hit the F5 key. Try it and see which works best for you.
WordPad can be setup the same way except for the .LOG and F5 functions. Using WordPad keeps me from having to use the heavy weight Word.
I use WordPad when I have a lot of links as the links are clickable which they’re not in Notepad. Great for using when copying info from browsers.
I find myself using these two programs many times throughout the day and they’re great time savers.