I was keeping myself busy with trying software and reading reviews of tools.
If you are a nerd like me you might enjoy trying new software for a while.
When you are effective at doing science your Ph D productivity goes through the roof. Since I am asking it, then the answer must be yes, there are some rules of thumb. Use software that syncs via Internet your files across devices.
Even better, go for those that also store copies in the cloud. You already know what to look for in a software tool.
The truth is that we spend too much time figuring out what the best tools are. I started my Ph D and I had new tasks that required software tools.
I thought that using the right software would keep my Ph D productivity high. Different programs, versions, prices, platforms and on and on.
If you want to go paper-free, you have to try Wunderlist.
Wunderlist is simple, it just keeps a list of tasks.
His primary process (his core business) is to make bread.
One of his secondary process (what enables the primary process) is to clean his bakery.