With so many tools on the web offered as services, there's more to getting organized than just choosing the most convenient online vendor.
You have to think of your system of organization as part of your product, whether that's personal productivity or a software project you ship to hundreds or thousands of users. Using open source isn't a matter of brand loyalty. Open source is about you owning the tools that enable you to do what you do.
The great thing about organization is that it flawlessly scales down. What's good for a team of a thousand is good for a team of ten, or even one. The principles of good organization are the same, no matter what.
Good organization is also something that can be learned. It's not something you're born with, and yet it's not something that necessarily requires formal training. By finding some good working examples and then practicing, you can get your life and work organized.
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Wouldn't it be great to be as well organized as a finely tuned open source project by using open source tools? In our new downloadable eBook, 6 open source tools for staying organized, Kevin Sonney provides tips for staying organized, getting things done, and maximizing productivity without the burden of proprietary services. Download the eBook now.