Productivity tools: Note-taking

The first step on the journey to being more productive is to clear your head using a technique called “brain dump”. The idea is simple: write down your ideas, tasks, and anything else that is taking up space in your brain, either as digital or physical notes.

In today’s episode of Code && Beyond, Pablo and Alex share how they organize their notes and which note-taking tools they use. From Evernote and Microsoft OneNote to plain-text files in Markdown format, Obsidian, and more.


  • Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
  • Notion is a all-in-one workspace.
  • Bring! The simplest shopping list for sharing.
  • did.txt file
  • Microsoft OneNote is a one cross-functional notebook for all your notetaking needs.

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Music by John Yasut from Pixabay.

Another episode

In the twelfth episode of Code && Beyond, software developers  Pablo and Alex touch on the topic of databases. What’s the difference  between relational and NoSQL databases? What would be a use case for a  graph database? Which database type might be better to choose for a  greenfield project?