If you’ve ever tried to organise a creative project then you’ll know that you need to visually organise things more than a traditional task-list or project planner.
Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is Milanote – Visually Organise Creative Projects.
What is it?
Milanote is a tool you can use to visually organise creative projects, individually, or as part of a collaborative team.
How much does it cost?
Milanote is free for up to 100 notes, images or links.
A professional plan, including unlimited storage, costs $9.99/month.
Visually Organise Creative Projects
I’m a big fan of the productivity methodology, Getting Things Done (See my article on What is GTD and how it helps with productivity) and the core idea of GTD that the mind is great for generating ideas, but not storing them.
Tools such as Todoist – To Do List App & Task Manager are great for creating task lists, but when it comes to more creative projects — for instance, design projects, writing projects, video projects, or even brainstorming and mind-mapping — then having a more visually focused tool is useful.
Milanote is a great tool to help you organise creative projects.
Using the tool, you can organise your ideas and projects into visual boards.
While Milanote features simple text and task-lists, you can also upload images, PDF documents, Word documents and many other types of file.
You can also use the Milanote web clipper to capture inspiration from the web, snipping ideas from any website as text, images and links.
There is also a Milanote app (for iOS and Android) that allows you to capture ideas and photographs on the move. These notes are automatically synchronised to the cloud for you to use when you get back to your desktop.
For me, the most powerful aspect of Milanote is the ability to drag and drop items in whichever way makes the most sense for you.
You can create private notes, or you can create workspaces to share with colleagues, friends or clients. You can then collaborate and edit on these workspaces in real-time.
All the notes you create can be downloadeded as a printable PDF file.
I didn’t consider myself a “visual person” until I used Milanote. It’s well worth investigating!
How can I get it?
Visit the Milanote website to open a free account and get started immediately.