You may have read and tried this little contraption: The PocketMod.
What it is is a little Flash application that creates a foldable book out of an A4 sheet of paper you can customize to suit your needs. Great for taking your own paper personal organizer in your back pocket or wallet. Very simple and very small.
For those of use who want to carry around our little piece of digital organization, there are some quick scripts you can use to get things done.
These come from WeDoThat.com who have created some mods based on RSS feeds from popular online organizers like 30boxes, Stikkit and Google Calendar – which you can get here.
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Now you’re set to arrange and print out your new PocketMod. Each template looks great and adds details like dates and tags. Note: Most of the mods will only show around 15 points, so if you have a big week ahead of you, some will be cut out. There is no two page support unfortunately.
Calendar: Go To Settings > Sharing and copy the URL for the RSS feed.
Todo: Open your Todo list and copy the feed URL on the top right corner.
Remember The Milk
Todo: Go to Tasks view, unselect all tasks and hit the Publish button for the list on the right. Check Make This List Public and copy the URL.
Todo: Go the the Todo page and copy URL from feed icon.
Calendar: Hit the arrow next to the calendar you want to track and select Calendar Settings. Under the Private Address section, copy XML URL as is.
ToDo: Copy RSS feed URL on the right or below the list you want.
NOTE: All scripts will muck up if you add multiple versions of the code [eg. different feeds for each list in RememberTheMilk]. Doesn’t seem to be a way around that without editing the .swf files? Renaming won’t work.
PocketMod have also provided a handy tool for converting PDFs to PocketMod templates that is available at their website. This makes the possibilities endless. BigNerdRanch whipped up a Mac version called PagePacker.
If you’re looking for a PDF creator, there is an excellent open source app called PDFCreator that will work.
Have some other PocketMod tips?