How does the 43 folders system work?

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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 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 and gives the system its name. All short-term items, which are scheduled for the current month can be placed within the appropriate daily folder. Items which need attention in a future month will be put in the corresponding monthly folder.

Every day, you can focus on those items, that you have commited yourself to for that specific day. At the end of the day you can enjoy the feeling of achievment, when everything is done. Open tasks will be moved to the next day.

Monthy folders give you a starting point for your monthly reviews, where you check the monthly folder and move the items to the right days.

The system allows you to file time sensitive documents, ideas, tasks or other items in a easy on-the-fly fashion, making sure you won’t miss them when they become due.

You can read more about how the system works in our blog.

Traditionally, tickler files where paper based. Today, we are building the No.1 app exclusively focused on an easy way to maintain your 43 folders system online and across all your devices.

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