Zettelkasten

The Zettelkasten Method – German Edition

Staying on top is key to manage knowledge and information. It’s important to be quick and have a flexible process you can trust to achieve this.

The Zettelkasten Method is that flexible technique to deal with knowledge in an individual way. You can realize the principles with a few keystrokes without having to learn complex or expensive software.

The Zettelkasten Method is second to none in its power and simplicity. Your Zettelkasten will become the almost invisible helper throughout your day and life.

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Zettelkasten Live Ep. 3: Collaboration Using the Method, plus Zettel Extraction Demos

In today’s episode we had a lot of interaction with you, dear readers and listeners and watchers. Thanks for being great! Here are some show highlights:

  • Peter K. asked: How do you use your Zettelkasten setup for collaborative work? (That’s roughly the first 30 minutes.)
  • At 37:45, you see a demo of creating and maintaining structures, based on Tanya’s question: “Can you go over what goes into a single zettel? And also how do you make the Zettels ‘talk’ to each other? How do you manage not to get lost in all the Zettels?”
  • At 1:01:00, you’ll see an epic demo of how to write a long Zettel, then splitting it into multiple notes.
  • Mr. Andersen asked if we have daily Zettelkasten routines. I don’t have any knowledge work routine at the moment, but Sascha reveals his twice-weekly routine (55:00).

We mentioned a few posts along the way:

If you watch the video and find note-worthy topics, drop us a comment on YouTube or in the comment section of this post with the times. (On YouTube, you can type 30:00 to denote “30 mins into the video” and it’ll be clickable by default!)

Reader Question: Why Not Use a Plain-Text Wiki?

Sujith Abraham asks on YouTube: Why did you choose nvALT, where you have to create manual links so that you can search and find which other notes ‘backlinks’ to other notes, instead of a wiki (like DokuWiki, Tiddlywiki) where this would be provided automatically along with the benefit of plain-text writing/storage.

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This Week’s Episode Will be Delayed Until Next Week

Sorry, folks, but this week’s episode recording didn’t take place. On Wednesday night I was struck hard by spontaneous and annoying bowel-emptying and I still couldn’t think straight when the scheduled recording would have taken place. I’m feeling a lot better already and we’ll try again next Thursday, Dec. 15th, same time: 16:00 UTC+01.

As always, just shoot your questions and demo requests at us!

Next Zettelkasten Live Episode on Thursday

We’ll be on air this Thursday, 3:00 p.m. UTC. Go to our live stream page on YouTube to see the countdown and localized times.

You’re all welcome to chat with us there on Thursday or leave questions here in advance if you can’t make it.

I set up a public Google Calendar you can look at subscribe to, if you want, although it updates super slow:

Useful resources to subscribe to announcements:

  • Our YouTube Live page
  • iCal Google Calendar file link
  • The actual calendar source for you to copy and subscribe to in your native calendar apps is this:

    webcal://p51-calendars.icloud.com/published/2/fyweJlILTalGxbLZeBcRh1X2t3-fc-dSYwHUUcIbID1elsw8ZBr8reGn8xjVObeIroIVZ5YVQh2KoKMyxTOSYz3shq1_mn6hYLzC2dNgzGw