How does the 43 folders system work?
A tickler file system, aka 43 folders system, is an easy to use system. It provides a way to send a reminder to oneself in the future. Thus “tickling” one’s memory.
The 43 folders system consists of a maximum of 31 folders for each day in the running month and 12 folders for the year. This adds up to a total of 43 folders and gives the system its name. You can place all short-term items into the appropriate daily folder to schedule them for the current month. Items which need attention in a future month are put in the corresponding monthly folder. This makes the fortythree folders one of the easiest to use personal productivity systems.
With the 43 folders system, every day, you can focus on those items that you have committed yourself to for that specific day. At the end of the day you can enjoy the feeling of achievement, knowing that you have executed on the tasks that you determined were the most important to you for that specific day. When everything is done you can relax knowing that your next tasks are scheduled in the coming days and that you are in control of the things you need to get done.
Using the Monthly folders give you a starting point for placing the key, sometimes repeatable tasks, in the relevant monthly folder. Each month you check the monthly folder and move the items to the right days for that month, thereby establishing a positive, repeatable and trustworthy task management system.
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The 43 Folders system allows you to file time sensitive documents, ideas, tasks or other items in an easy on-the-fly fashion, making sure you won’t miss them when they become due. For a more in-depth understanding you can read more about how the 43 Folders system works in our blog.
Traditionally, tickler files were paper based. Today, we have built the No.1 app exclusively focused on an easy way to maintain your 43 folders system online and across all of your devices. We searched for a convenient way to do this with existing to-do-list apps, calendars, project boards and basically anything remotely related but couldn’t find a way that achieves our vision of simplicity and speed so we set out to build it ourselves.
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