by Lauren Elrod (Twitter: @laurenelrod)
To recap my very first post about Evernote (which you can find here) Evernote is an amazing tool that synchronizes your life realtime on all your digital devices. Add a note to your iPhone Evernote app and it instantly syncs your desktop computer, online website, iPad and other digital devices.
Throughout the week I’ve given you reasons for WHY to use Evernote. Now, I’m giving you examples of HOW to utilize Evernote. The following Top Five Uses For Evernote are taken from how I find myself utilizing Evernote on a daily basis.
HERE ARE MY TOP FIVE USES FOR EVERNOTE:
1. Food – This one is for you my fellow foodies… You can remember everything from favorite restaurants and servers to request, to recipes with pictures and links to their source. I’ve found I use Evernote the most for food-related notes. Evernote offers great way to share your favorite recipes and even compile a custom wine log.
2. Travel – Devoting a notebook entirely to your next vacation ensures smooth sailing. You will have quick easy access to everything from flight numbers and hotel confirmations to itineraries and directions. Not only will you have this information right in your pocket, you can instantly send it to someone at home should the need arise. Oh, and while you’re sailing those smooth seas, don’t forget to drop a pin on all the notes you create for search reference in the future.
3. Ideas – With the Evernote email address and the new @MyEN twitter, I can zip my ideas straight into my Evernote without having to stop and open the app. So now I can safely store every one of those bright idea bulbs that pops on over my head before they blow their fuse.
4. Projects – Like Travel, notebooks are a great way to organize a project. From writing a book to teaching a class you can neatly sift through all your notes, references and illustrations. This is great for hands-on projects as well – Evernote uses Building a House as the example in their Intro to Evernote video.
5. Lists – The checklist feature makes lists a no-brainer. I mean, what feels better than checking off a to-do list? My absolute favorite way to use the checklist feature is for groceries. I use my Evernote for desktop to type and categorize my grocery list at home, then when I get to the store all I have to do is pull out my phone. So much easier than trying to push a cart while managing a notebook and pen.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this week of Evernote posts!
In what way do you most use Evernote?
Did I miss anything this week?
*Please Note: all posts having to do with Evernote are based on the free Mac version offered at www.evernote.com or in the app store.
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