Do you have plenty of clutter with no time to do spring cleaning?
Evernote is an app that will declutter your life.
The app, called one of the 50 most indispensable apps by Lifehacker, an online publication, organizes your life for you. No spring cleaning is required.
Any idea why the Evernote app uses the elephant as its symbol?
Elephants never forget. You won’t forget anything important ever again either with the Evernote app.
Evernote will help you remember everything you need for your life in and out of the Blogosphere.
Bankrupt almost a few short years ago, today Evernote is one of the most successful companies on Earth.
I never thought I’d use the app, and then I became a true believer. I love my Apple iPhone. It came with a memo pad I kept all my thoughts on I didn’t want to forget.
Then I read that blogging influencer Ryan Biddulph uses Evernote, and I was hooked! He explained when he walked his dog he would think of notes for his blog and record them. You can hold the leash with one hand, and talk into the mic. Of course, I can do that with my memos too, but Evernote has a whole host of features to help people who want to keep their ideas organized. Certainly, bloggers can benefit.
It’s not just one blogger that finds the app appealing. According to Successful Blogging, Evernote is one of the 50 tools… bloggers can’t afford to be without.
Value of Evernote
Evernote has value for everyone who wants to be more productive including bloggers, writers, and people working in and out of the home.
People who work outside the home are busy with their professional and personal lives. However, bloggers are busy in the Blogosphere as well. How can we juggle so much on our plates? Evernote is that answer. It’s our memory and our to-do-list rolled into one.
One of the best parts is that Evernote expedites blogging. By the time I sit down to write a new blog post, the notes for the post are already written in the app.
Also, you are not relegated to using your phone or Ipad. You can download the app for the desktop. The platforms are interchangeable.
Evernote has many uses:
1. Evernote creates notes and notebooks.
You can categorize your notes on any number of sublists.
2. Evernote collects images.
Have a photo idea for a possible blog post? Snap the picture and put it with the note.
3. Evernote creates checklists.
This could be anything from errands you need to run to tasks you need to complete for your next post.
4. Evernote saves articles to use as a reference for your blog from the Internet.
Get a browser extension called Web Clipper to do this. However, I never got the extension. I copy-paste the link.
5. Evernote cross-references.
If you forgot what you called a note, you can search for it in other ways besides the title. Evernote is a virtual file cabinet. In a real file cabinet, you need to remember where or how you filed a note. Evernote sorts by Date Updated, Date Created, and Title. I often can’t remember my note’s title, but I can remember when I updated it and easily find it.
You can also search by keywords if you can’t remember any of the above, but you remember the content of your note.
6. Evernote allows you to share your notes with others.
Click the Share Note button, and you can Email your note to someone. Send your spouse or partner your shopping list or to-do list.
7. Evernote is good for the environment.
This digital notebook is paperless.
8. Evernote won’t allow you to lose your notes.
Evernote is backed up when it syncs.
9. Evernote takes you shopping.
Click “market”, and you can buy office supplies.
10. Evernote sets reminders.
If you have a to-do list of tasks, Evernote can remind you a date and time to run the errand.
11. Evernote has a chat function.
Colleagues, for example, can start typing to chat with each other.
12. Evernote organizes your receipts.
Just take a picture of them with your camera.
13. Evernote helps you plan your vacation.
If going on vacation soon, create a file and collect webpages about hotels, dining, and entertainment.
14 Evernote reads handwriting.
I’ve seen handwritten notes on people’s phones in their Evernote apps. Apparently, there’s an app called Penultimate that allows Evernote to read handwriting. I would just take a photo of the handwritten note and get it into my Evernote app that way.
15. Evernote enables you to add files to your notes from your desktop.
Evernote is a free download onto your computer. Any photos or files you want in your notes can be easily added from there.
16. Evernote can protect your home.
The author of christianpf.com uses Evernote to photograph the valuables in her home. Thus, the app contains her home inventory.
17. Evernote reminds you to do things.
It contains a reminder function that will notify you of tasks at dates and times you request.
18. Evernote works on all platforms.
Both iOS and Android users can use it.
19. Evernote offers many formatting options.
You not only get to choose how to sort your notes, but you can even choose the style of checklist you want. Your choices are bulleted checklists, numbered checklists, or spaces for checks when your tasks are completed.
Businessman and Human Resources Head Andrew Jentes endorses the Evernote app. He explained he has over 95 notes in his app.
My favorite feature of the app is the ability to sort by place since the app has a GPS installed that records my location. I like this because the place helps me remember what the content was about.
Also, it replicates notes, so I have them on my phone, Ipad, and computer.
In closing, a successful blogger is an organized blogger. Evernote is designed to keep busy people organized. Bloggers certainly are busy people. I say it’s a tool no blogger can afford to be without.
You don’t have to be able to afford it at all. Although there are optional costs, Evernote’s basic plan is free to use.
You don’t have to be tech. savvy to use it either. Evernote is user-friendly.
As can be seen, there are many practical ideas for using Evernote to be more organized and more productive. For me, its valuable simply as a place I can record my thoughts about upcoming blog posts.
Say goodbye to the clutter of paper notes cluttering up your pockets and desks forever, and say hello to Everynote. What are you waiting for? Go download the app.
Readers, if you think others can benefit from organizational help with Evernote, the world’s universal inbox, please share.
Which of these tips do you think you would use Evernote for? I look forward to your views.