Index Card Cases, Wallets, Covers, Pouches, etc.
Note taking on the go? Here are some solutions for holding your index cards together until you can file them away in your zettelkasten.
I've had an oddly large number of emails over the past few months asking me for advice about what sorts of index card cases and carrying options I use on a daily basis. Rather than tip out my zettelkasten in fits and spurts on the topic, I thought I'd pour out all those ideas out here instead.
If you're all-in on the ever-growing neo-index card lifestyle, then you should really work at adding some actual style to your fichier boîte practice. If your note taking has you going through cards like water, you'll likely want something to carry them on the go, and often it can be useful, especially in meetings, to have something that not only looks nice, but will hold up through heavy use over the years. Maybe you want something fashionable to fit the change of seasons? Something to suit the occasion whether it's a corporate board meeting or something to go with your red carpet black tie look? Are you taking notes at romantic wedding get-aways or at the beach? What are you using for storage?
In the vein of my article The Ultimate Guide to Zettelkasten Index Card Storage, below I've collected a number of various sorts of daily carry index card cases, wallets, covers, and folios one might consider using.
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