You should pick up a couple of these stick-on whiteboards

by | Jan 25, 2016 | General Productivity

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As a writer in the productivity space, companies send me a lot of products. I accept most of it, because it’s free, and free stuff is always fun to experiment with. To date, I haven’t written about any products I’ve received, because nothing has been so exceptional that it’s been worth writing about.

Finally though, a package arrived at my doorstep that changed everything.

I’m a big fan of whiteboards, and I use them every day—to plan out what I should focus on, map out speaking events and blog posts, and to toss new ideas around. The basic idea of the whiteboard hasn’t changed much: most whiteboards are solid, flat boards that hang on the wall—until you reorganize or move.

The parcel that arrived at my house was from Writeyboard, a company that makes innovative and exciting whiteboards. Writeyboards feel like regular whiteboards when you write on them, but they’re different in a few ways I find super compelling:

  • They bend, and have an adhesive back, so you can peel them off your wall, roll them up, and bring them somewhere else. (The company ships their whiteboards in a portable carrying tube.) I recently traveled with one overseas, and was able to continue brainstorming ideas while in foreign hotel rooms.
  • The whiteboard retains whatever you write even after you roll it up, so you can pick up right where you left off.
  • The whiteboards are cheap. In my experience, they are way cheaper than traditional whiteboards.
  • They have every size imaginable—everything from a tiny 1ft x 1.5ft size, to a colossal 3.5ft x 6ft board that adorns almost an entire wall of my office.

The Writeyboard is the Uber of whiteboards—it’s cheaper, but yet it somehow has more features than a regular whiteboard. It’s rare when a productivity item comes along that deserves its own blog post, but to me, this is one of them. I love them.

If you use whiteboards in your daily workflow, I highly recommend you pick up one or two Writeyboards.

Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in more than 40 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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