I was skeptical about Evernote when I first heard about. I absolutely loved my planner. I wrote everything from my pending tasks to what I did that day. It was my day journal. I could not separate from it. Evernote is different though from a planner it is much more then that. My work flow has improved and I am able to access my information from my iPhone anytime. I don’t need to be on my computer to have access. That was the one thing about my planner I needed to make sure my purse was big enough to fit and I had to carry a pen with me. Considering the way our lives have evolved to include technology aka “I never separate from my iPhone” I figured that was the way to go.
Evernote’s blog shares other users or Ambassadors tips on how to use Evernote. This helped me gain insight in the different ways I could apply it to my life. I knew I needed to be able to juggle my tasks, random lists, quotes or notes, and most importantly I wanted to transition from not using a notebook for my classes. That was the most challenging! I love handwritten notes. When I was a little girl I would practice my script and print. I decided that it would match my current mood and since then my handwriting reflects the mood I am in given the context. To decide on separating with handwritten notes was difficult the first semester I started. The second semester I really forced myself to let it go. (I only handwrite a journal and when I write a card or letters to close friends and family.)
Here is an example of how I planned my classes and checked them off as I registered for them:
As I shared before I use Evernote for my classes. I created a “Notebook” for each class and grouped them per semester.
This is an example of my notebook for my Technology & Society class looks like:
One of my “Notes” for the class I actually wrote on paper. Unfortunately that day my compute was not charged.. whoops! Well I know about Evernote’s special feature of taking a picture and uploading it as a document. I am still able to search through the notes and find what I am looking for. The advantage of having this virtual notebook was that I was able to quickly locate a quote or reference back to my notes during a discussion. It also made writing a paper and studying for exams much easier.
There are many ways in which you can use Evernote. I would love to hear of the ways you currently use Evernote, feel free to comment below!