Share your digital filing system strategy


Although I'd like to think of myself as a fairly organized person, my computer filing system has been rather convoluted until now. A couple of years ago I switched to Dropbox completely, and my filing strategy became something like: Year 2003, Year 2004, Year 2012 as parent directories and under those a large chunk of whatever files, projects, and content were generated throughout the year.

At this point this feels way too clunky, so much so that I'm regularly having to resort to Spotlight to find out essential documents of which I completely lost the location. And with the introduction of Getting Things Done by David Allen system in my life, the next big thing I want to rethink is my filing strategy.

I imagine I am not the only one with a similar organisation issue, and I'd like to take this opportunity to ask the community to help figure out the best method of organizing our digital lives.