How to track blog post ideas across your iPhone and computer

This is a system I figured out… today! Using the Notes app on my iPhone alongside Notion on my computer to keep track of blog post ideas for this very blog. How meta.

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Check out this video (7min) where I walk you through the steps:

Here’s what’s covered:
0:11 Using the iPhone Notes app for capture blog post ideas on the fly
1:34 Using SizeUp to quickly resize and split windows
2:00 Transferring ideas from Notes app into Notion
2:30 Doing a quick word search before migrating the idea (to make sure it’s not a duplicate)
3:07 Why not just use the Notion app on iPhone?
3:35 Notion dashboard, including next posts to draft and recent videos shared


  • I use the Notes app on my iPhone to jot down blog ideas on the fly
  • I sync this to my computer via my iCloud account
  • When I’m at the computer, I transfer the ideas from Notes into Notion (my master blog post tracking system) then delete the Notes
  • I can still refer to the list in Notion via the iPhone app whenever I want, but using the Notes app as a rough thought-space means you can play around with ideas and capture them super quickly
Screenshot of the Notes app on a Mac, showing a Producing Paradise folder with demo list of blog post ideas
Tracking blog post ideas in the Notes app on a Mac
Screenshot of a Notion dashboard with a list of blog post ideas in progress, and next in line to draft
Tracking blog post ideas in Notion

If you spy a blog post in that list you’d be keen to see next, let me know!