Using Evernote to Remember Everything

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Using Evernote to Remember Everything
An introduction to Evernote—an overview of what to use it for and how to use it, and some tips & tricks!

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Using Evernote to Remember Everything

  1. 1. Using Evernote to Remember Everything a delightful presentation by @laughtercrystal
  2. 2. What is Evernote? Tool/App/Service Mobile/Desktop/Web “External Brain” Stores notes, pictures, audio, documents, etc. Notes, tags, notebooks, reminders, attachments, links ÜBER-SEARCHABLE! • • • • • •
  3. 3. How can I use it? Document storage (Dropbox/iCloud) Link/article saver (delicious, Pocket) Inspiration board (Pinterest/scrapbook) Archive of communications (Gmail/Outlook) To-do lists (Siri/Wunderlist/pen & paper) Personal reference information (your brain/files) • • • • • •
  4. 4. How do I add stuff? Type directly into it on mobile, desktop, or web interface Email to your Evernote account email address Drag & drop to desktop app Page Camera/Microphone in mobile app Browser extension (Web Clipper) or mobile apps (EverClip, Lightly) IFTTT recipes • • • • • •
  5. 5. How can I search? Notebooks Tags Keywords (very robust) Text in photos, PDFs, documents Location created Date created or modified • • • • • •
  6. 6. Document Storage Limitless cumulative storage space Monthly allowance is large (esp. if Premium) Never have to email yourself Scan paper docs directly (Doxie/Eye-Fi) Page Camera (mobile) • • • • •
  7. 7. Link/Article Saver Copy/Paste Web clipper (browser) EverClip (mobile) IFTTT/Pocket Forward emails Available offline! (Premium feature) • • • • • •
  8. 8. Inspiration Board Project lists Inspiration photos Household projects Travel plans Design/decorating inspiration Blog post ideas/drafts Personal & Professional goals • • • • • • •
  9. 9. Archive of Communications Meeting minutes Notes from calls Emails/scanned mail Confirmation numbers/order history Access, reference, and search easily • • • • •
  10. 10. To-do Lists Default Inbox notebook (empty constantly) Mark Reminders/Due dates for all actionable items Ordered by notebook/project Link to/between notes for accessing complex projects (Table of Contents) Reminder IS the note you’re working on • • • • •
  11. 11. Personal Reference Information Login usernames/passwords Account numbers Bills, pay stubs, reference documents Manuals (QR linked to item/equipment) Scan everything—Going paperless • • • • •
  12. 12. Should I go Premium? Larger monthly upload allowance (Cumulative always free) Larger single note allowance/attach larger files Share notebooks with others (accepting shared notebooks always free) See all note history/previous versions Search within PDFs (text in photos always free) Annotate PDFs with Skitch • • • • • •
  13. 13. Fun Stuff Extras & Examples•
  14. 14. Decide What To Eat Save photos of delicious food to inspire while at the grocery store Recipes with photos (web clipper) Categorize/tag: healthy, breakfast, quick meals, snacks, or new recipes List of restaurants to try/revisit (Evernote Food) Share individual recipes online or in emails • • • • •
  15. 15. Ditch Instruction Manuals Scan instruction/operating manuals into Evernote Make QR code link to Evernote note Tape QR code to device (scanning will open note with manual!) How: http://bit.ly/QRmanuals • • • •
  16. 16. At Work Invite team members to various notebooks Log billable time Easily clip articles/web content to share or archive for projects Related notes pulls up notes you may not know/remember that are relevant • • • •
  17. 17. Remember Where You Parked Open new note “Parked” Tap Location to lead yourself back to parking spot • • •
  18. 18. Convert emails into Reminders Forward to Evernote address (save to address book for quick auto-complete forwarding) Simply sending will send to default inbox Simply sending with “!” at the end will add Reminder Smart Filing by subject line SRNT Subject !Reminder @Notebook #Tag (Should Really Note This) Example: Sign up for this !tomorrow @work #todo #events • • • • • •
  19. 19. Some Shortcuts ⌘ + ‘ = Tags ⌘ + J = Jump to notebook Shift + ⌘ + J = Jump to tag ⌘ + [ = Back ⌘ + i = View Note info ⌘ + / = Copy share URL to clipboard • • • • • •
  20. 20. More resources Endless case studies, examples, tutorials at blog.evernote.com Evernote Paperless: jamierubin.net My tips & tricks: laughtercrystal.com • • •
  21. 21. Questions? @laughtercrystal laughtercrystal.com

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