I am trying to get away from pen & paper as much as possible, since the amount I can go through planning a project is enormous, costly, and not environmentally friendly.
I am opting more for Paintshop Pro and a software based sticky note board, along with ToDo
lists and simple text files.
Then there is of course my browser, for research...
and various chat programs for when I get frustrated and need help or to just interact with another human to relieve stress.
Essential though, is a HUGE cup of tea and a pack of Djarums...I won't get anywhere without that.
What non-programming tools do you use for programming?