In our last blog, we talked about how to update the process of note-taking for the digital era, keeping notes in a safe, secure, and efficient manner. This time, we’re diving further into this, examining how you can use Evernote to get the best out of your note-taking endeavors and to get organized.
How to Use Evernote
Let’s take a look at some tips to help you do more with Evernote.
Download Evernote to All Your Devices
You can use Evernote on your smartphone, tablet, and desktop device. To get the best out of the solution, make sure you have downloaded it to all your devices for easy access. Note, currently Evernote’s free version allows you to sync up to 2 devices so if you need more than that then you can upgrade to the paid version.
Save Your Default Notebook
When you begin using Evernote for note-taking and organization, you will find that you already have a default notebook set up. Keep this notebook separate from your others — this will be your inbox, where your notes appear when you add them to Evernote, ready for further organization.
Theme Your Other Notebooks
As notes arrive in your default notebook inbox, you will need to organize them. Theme your other notebooks — for instance, ‘Webinar Notes’ or ‘Family Holiday Plans’ — and then copy relevant notes to these locations.
Create Stacks for Your Notebooks
Create stacks to hold numerous notebooks (which then have numerous notes inside each notebook) that are similar. For example, you can create a stack called “Personal” for your recipe notebook, to-dos notebook, book notebook or kids notebook to be under. Then you could create another stack for your work or association you are part of. This allows a deeper level of organization, helps eliminate clutter and makes it simple and easy to find your notes later.
Set a Naming System for Notes, Notebooks and Stacks
You need to be able to find your notes and notebooks easily; otherwise, there’s not much point in keeping notes at all! So, be consistent with naming your notes, notebooks and stacks for easy retrieval when needed.
Scan Directly Where Possible
You can use apps like Scannable to take pictures of handwritten notes and scan them directly to Evernote. This makes Evernote note-taking much easier and more straightforward.
Get Organized with Evernote and Be Organizing
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