Nested Folders

Nested Folders

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Interested in learning more about making the best use of your time and establishing your best personal workflows? So are Rosemary Orchard and Scotty Jackson. Join them as they discuss ways of thinking, working, and using technology solutions to achieve more and feel good about doing their best work.


26: Rose’s Agenda Setup
May 25 • 26 min
Our thanks to Agenda for sponsoring this first of two special episodes, where Scotty interviews Rose about her setup and usage of Agenda for Mac and iOS. Important links: Agenda Agenda Community x-callback-url Support/Reference Rose’s Shortcut for adding…
25: Stack of Agreements
May 19 • 32 min
Rose and Scotty discuss what agreements help fuel collaboration across time zones, locations, teams, and ways of working. Things we mention and love: Nested Folders episode 16: The Maker and the Manager Google Docs Slack Dropbox Scrivener CalZones…
24: The Power of No
May 5 • 29 min
Rose and Scotty discuss the importance of saying no as a way of limiting commitiments, creating a platform for collaboration, and playing metaphorical Jenga. Some things we mention: Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell Jenga OmniFocus AirTable
23: Rose’s DEVONthink Setup
Apr 28 • 29 min
A very special thank you to DEVONtechnologies for sponsoring this bonus episode of Nested Folders. In it, Scotty interviews Rose and explores her setup, architecture, and usage of DEVONthink to organize her projects, studies, reference material, version…
22: Structure
Apr 21 • 35 min
Rose and Scotty talk about creating structure in the course of a pandemic, or in any kind of context where lines between activities can blur because of environmental factors or not changing physical spaces. Some things we mention and love: Donut Day One…
21: Boundaries
Apr 7 • 26 min
Rose and Scotty discuss the importance of defining and managing boundaries, as well as how they might need to shift in the context of significant change. Things we mention and love: Jonathan Lacour’s article on automating a Fire tablet as a sign Philips…
20: Scotty’s DEVONthink Setup
Mar 31 • 31 min
A very special thank you to DEVONtechnologies for sponsoring this bonus episode of Nested Folders. In it, Rose interviews Scotty and explores his set up, architecture, and usage of DEVONthink to organize his files, reference material, and life. Follow our…
19: Dealing with Sudden Change
Mar 24 • 30 min
Rose and Scotty discuss approaches to handling and managing sudden and large changes. Things we love and mention: OmniFocus Things Todoist Eisenhower 2×2 matrix Due Back to Work (I couldn’t identify the exact BIQNX What I Need shortcut (set to make notes…
18: Breaking Perfectionist Blocks
Mar 10 • 29 min
Rosemary and Scotty discuss the symptoms of being blocked by perfectionist tendencies, as well as a variety of strategies to keep moving and getting past feeling blocked. Things we discuss: Nested Folders episode 16: The Maker and the Manager Nested…
17: Managing Overwhelm
Feb 25 • 34 min
Rose and Scotty discuss how we manage through feelings of overwhelm, how we think about overwhelm, and reflect of strategies to prevent overwhelm. Things we mention: Nested Folders Episode 15: Staying on the Rails Nested Folders Episode 14: You’ve Got to…
16: The Maker and the Manager
Feb 11 • 29 min
Rose and Scotty discuss the differences in schedules and workflows between those who have maker-like calendars and those who have manager-like calendars. Stuff we mention/discuss: Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule, by Paul Graham Maker vs. Manager: How…
15: Staying on the Rails
Jan 28 • 32 min
With year end reviews in our rearview mirrors, Rose and Scotty discuss mechanisms and practices to keep consistent in our workflows and systems to avoid going off the rails. Some things we mention or discuss: Nested Folders, Episode 13: The Year End…
14: You’ve Got to Have a Plan
Jan 14 • 27 min
The key is to have a plan, so that you know what you’re changing when you change it. Rose and Scotty talk about what it is to have a plan, make a plan, and deal with having a plan. We discuss approaches and things to think about, as well as tools we use…
13: The Year End Review
Dec 31, 2019 • 28 min
Rose and Scotty discuss their approaches to year end reviews, reflecting on what has been and planning for what is to come. Some questions we ask ourselves: What did I do this year that was awesome? Why did that work so well? What do I want to do next…
12: Actions vs. Reference
Dec 17, 2019 • 33 min
Rose and Scotty discuss the difference between and management of actions/tasks and reference material. Things we bring up: Rose’s blog post on DEVONthink, OmniFocus, and Shortcuts Scotty’s blog post on project creation in Agenda and OmniFocus with…
11: Someday/Maybe/Never
Dec 3, 2019 • 28 min
Rosemary and Scotty discuss the purpose and value of someday/maybe lists, as well as different ways to manage them, featuring Rose’s use of git as a method. Here are some of the the things we refer to this episode: Eisenhower matrix OmniFocus Nested…
10: Capturing Braindumps
Nov 19, 2019 • 30 min
Rose and Scotty discuss how we unencumber our brains by capturing all the things through various tools and techniques. (more…)
9: Professional and Personal
Nov 5, 2019 • 29 min
Scotty and Rose discuss managing professional and personal (and personally professional?) demands in systems to get things done while also organizing effectively. (more…)
8: Setting Up Your Workspace
Oct 22, 2019 • 37 min
Rose and Scotty discuss the optimization of workspaces in home, coffee shops, on the go, and possibly even in an office. (more…)
7: How to Do Productivity With Others (Who May or May Not)
Oct 8, 2019 • 26 min
Rose and Scotty discuss how not everyone might work a productivity system, and strategies for collaborating with others whose systems you don’t know of or can’t see. (more…)
6: Is It Worth Automating?
Sep 24, 2019 • 29 min
Rose and Scotty discuss (perhaps not really answering) the question of whether work is worth investing in automation for. From anger to accuracy to convenience, there are a number of great reasons to think about automation as a valuable tool. (more…)
5: How We Weekly Review
Sep 10, 2019 • 29 min
Rose and Scotty discuss how they conduct their productivity reviews and how they like to think about them. Mentioned in the podcast: The GTD Weekly Review checklist GTD: Weekly Review audio program (which Scotty quoted without thinking about and which is…
4: When Not to be Productive
Aug 27, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, Rose and Scotty discuss the importance of times to be unproductive, and how to manage that. We also announce our contest winner of a one year OmniFocus and a copy of Build Your OmniFocus Workflow! Things we mention/discuss in the show:…
3: Building Bookends
Aug 13, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode, Rose and Scotty look at the influence things like vacations (or holidays as Rose calls them) can have on your productivity and how you can recreate that without needing to travel all the time. Along with less practical suggestions like…
2: No(n) Zero Day
Jul 30, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode, Rose introduces Scotty to the concept of a non-zero day, and they discuss ways to keep progressing towards goals, even if it’s just a bit at a time. Original non-zero day Reddit post NonZeroDay SubReddit If You Want to Change the World,…
1: Checklisting a Project
Jul 16, 2019 • 24 min
So many projects, and they can be overwhelming! In this episode Scotty and Rose break down some of the ways they do project planning.
0: Introductions
Jul 9, 2019 • 5 min
Hello, it’s lovely to meet you! In this episode Rose and Scotty introduce themselves and tell you a little about the podcast they’re going to be producing.