Hi, since the index is so central to the whole idea of Johnny.Decimal, I am kind of wondering why there is not more discussion about or resources targeting this problem. (I have searched the forum but maybe I missed something.)
Since Johnny has abandoned his work on a dedicated app (understandably ), I was wondering, can we start sharing best practices and tools for keeping the index?
My ideal Index would be something like this:
- Lightweight and super fast (with a good quick search and navigation through the hierarchy)
- stored locally, so no internet connection needed (synced via iCloud, I guess)
- unobtrusive to access (I don’t have to enter a bloated tool that takes long to load or enter login details to access)
- possibly free or at least not tied to a pricy subscription
What do you guys use? What works for you and what doesn’t?
My background: I am a freelance designer and I have started implementing a PRO.AC.ID-style JD System a couple of months ago. On one hand I feel a lot of calm from the fact that I have a reliable filing system for everything, on the other hand I haven’t managed to keep a reliable index. I’ve started with a google sheet but that soon became unwieldy and not fun to use (no foldable headers, takes quite long to load, requires internet connection).