When my stupid idea for a video game sits right next to my grocery list, everything feels doable. Every idea is worth thinking about, and the ideas are worth thinking about multiple times, even if I can’t figure out what to do with them at first.
I’m a huge fan of plain text. Recently, I’ve moved to a system where I can recall text and notes faster than ever before. Plain text search will always be lightning fast, when using the right app.
If you don’t use plain text, I highly recommend it. A folder of text files is small, portable and easily accessible on a service like Dropbox. Ditch the rich text and Microsoft Word files. Your life will be better for it.