Are you a super organised person?
Do you love the thought of writing things down everywhere …notebooks, phone memo pad, word documents, and emails?
Do you need to streamline your organising into something a little bit more digitally portable and managable?
I think I have a simple answer for your questions… Evernote.
Evernote’s icon is the elephant and as we all know… elephants never forget!
That’s exactly the same as Evernote, it will never forget, lose or delete (unless you tell it too). Evernote is my go-to digital jotting pad, ideas and basically my digital brain.
I throw alot at it from business, blog, family, teaching, work and projects to a special folder called CLIPPED for sorting (which very rarely gets sorted… more deleted than anything).
I keep all my receipts in it for the accountant. I keep business cards/details and yes I even take photos of the jotted notes that otherwise would’ve been lost. I love the fact that I can write directly in Evernote or draft something in there, email it and the next time I want to use it or refresh – then I just search what I’m looking for (or use the inbuilt tag system).
Everyday, I use the shortcuts to the notebooks, the tags and the search. If I’m writing a blogpost, I will just type it all out first and then post into my blog (adding the photos in at the time of finalising the post). Evernote’s website has some really good case studies of what people use their Evernote for and how they organise things.
I have been a premium user for over 4 years now and I can honestly say that you pretty much have to just groove with it. You need to find out what works well for you. I used to try and use some of the suggestions that others had, but found that they didn’t work for me and why?
Because it didn’t seem logical to me, so I created a system that I could use. Evernote has a couple of different options – free, personal and business. So why not, go ahead and have a look at their website? You never know, you might just find yourself signing up for the free version. 🙂 If you want to let us know how you got on with Evernote or if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you.
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