Creator of previously mentioned mind.Depositor and Lifehacker reader Patrick Ng has updated his killer DIY GTD notebook design with a more streamlined, all-leather mind.Depositor 2. Why the update?
After creating the original mind.Depositor with clips and using it for a while, I found a small problem but it bugs me on regular basis. To insert and pull out the cards, it requires force, no matter how small it is, it creates stress. That's why superior Japanese stationery designs often put into considerations how to reduce user efforts. They call the practice "Universal Design."
So I set out to do a simpler version by using two pieces of leather only. I also have a practice to carry a small notepad or Field Notes to capture to-do inputs temporarily before transferring them to GTD index cards. So I'm adding a slit for the notepad and a slit to store extra blank index cards.
Check out Patrick's full post or his Flickr guide for the detailed rundown of how he created this attractive and GTD-packed notebook from two pieces of leather. Whether or not you like the design of the new mind.Depositor, you may still want to give his mind.Depositor GTD index cards a try, a printable index card template for GTD enthusiasts.