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  1. 1. Note Taking Heaven<br />By Louis Jimenez<br />Evernote the organization and note taking tool<br />As a student, your main focus is always trying to catch up and get enough done with minimal resources. When dealing with multiple projects which may require keeping track of the incessant thoughts and ideas that may run by. Smart management tools may be the solution to everyday needs. If one would need a low maintenance tool, which goes with you anywhere type of system, take Evernote for a ride. The internet, desktop, and cell phone application can be repurposed for just any reason, to ensure that the thoughts in ones brain make their way into digitally recoverable items.<br />The Problem: Organizing Notes<br />Institutions and campuses face increasing needs to help students organize their day to day needs for higher learning. With advancements in technology, note taking has become more complex. Much of the content used for instructional teaching, comes in the form of text, images, audio, and video. This new way of receiving information has forced students to have to organize more items on a day to day basis. <br />Why You Should Be Using Evernote<br />Evernote is a special tool or program built for PCS, mobile phones, and the internet. Evernote works by keeping note together by joining together these devices, so if one makes a note on the PC, one can view it from their cell phone or vice versa. Every note one makes is uploaded to their special Evernote account, ready to be viewed online when ever. Evernote integration with other devices allows archiving social content, like pictures, updates, reviews, blog posts, videos, tunes, documents and just about anything one would like to recall. This allows users to discover and organize social items for access on the go.<br />Current school work and daily lives prevent students from obtaining an organized manageable balance between the two. Current schools focus on instructing new subject matter and often telling students to forget about passed subject matter, for the simple fact that too much information can and will create an environment of confusion. Confusion for students, can lead to a hasty withdrawal from classes. Although, campuses enjoy the extra income from the withdrawer’s future, the message is clear; students need to use this astounding technically advanced tool Evernote, to quickly give students the edge they need to organize and manage subject matter and most importantly, their daily lives. One special note is that the universal capture application is only as good as its 2190750904875ability to catch information no matter where you are and what you're doing. With support for accessing and adding notes from your cell phone, through any web browser, or through the desktop version, the most popular note-taking application Evernote is perhaps the closest option to a true universal capture tool available next to plain old pen and paper. So, why use Evernote and not just pen and paper? <br />The need for a paperless note taking tool is now.<br />Current school work and daily lives prevent students from obtaining an organized manageable balance between the two. Current schools focus on instructing new subject matter and often telling students to forget about passed subject matter, for the simple fact that too much information can and will create an environment of confusion. Confusion for students, can lead to a hasty withdrawal from classes. Although, campuses enjoy the extra income from the withdrawer’s future, the message is clear; students need to use this astounding technically advanced tool Evernote, to quickly give students the edge they need to organize and manage subject matter and most importantly, their daily lives.<br />Benefits of Evernote<br />Evernote has changed the way people think about managing, listing and documenting their lives. By having the opportunity to create a ways to capture any information and save it for later is ingenious. Evernote allows anything from their connected activity stream to be saved and available. This multi-platform tool is already utilized by two million people, on whatever device or platform they want to choose from. I personally use my Blackberry to upload my notes or creative ideas, saving them for a later time. <br />To Use Evernote<br />To enjoy the benefits of Evernote, first create an account at Evernote.com and this newly created account will sync data from multiple devices. There are two account types, free or premium, the price could be $5 dollars to $45 dollars. The free account will have little limitations, but the premium will allow users to have more storage and protection in the form of SSL encryptions, so no one could ever hack your files. I’ve used the free version and have never seen a limitation to worry too much about. <br />What is a good way to plan out Evernote<br /> <br />To give you an idea of how Evernote can be used to benefit ones organization, try this. Putting structure into ones thinking can help meet the needs quickly, being able to revert back whenever and create new information for my capturing needs.<br />Tops reason to use Evernote<br />Meetings - use a camera to make a photograph of it <br />Conference Calls/Web Conferences - I would be able to use digital capturing <br />151447587630<br /> Phone Calls/Somebody dropping by-capture small snippets and actions in these type of conversations <br />Surfing the web - news sites, blogs, research to Twitter and Facebook really. Quotes I'd like to remember, inspiring designs or pictures, articles; Snippets of text or images made available to me when I have the time. <br />Ideas - they can come everywhere and at anytime. Either because you have been juggling some thoughts over a latte or something somebody said or you see triggers an idea and you need to be ready to capture this. There are many forms of capturing those: Write down some words, take a picture, recording a video or a voice note. All possible these days<br />Brainstorming - a few minutes or even hours and think something through. <br />Structuring and Planning -- in essence bringing structure to things. Thoughts and considerations into a clear and in a best case, standardised structure.<br />

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