This post originally appeared at Librarian in Progress as part of an assignment for class.
Alternate title: Evernote Ever-Useful
One of the handiest tools I’ve come across in my ever-constant struggle to continue being a “productive” person is Evernote.
Imagine I have a notebook. It’s filled so full you can’t get any more pages into it. It’s got research print-offs, bits of paper with to-do lists on them, sticky notes, and who knows what all else in it. It’s a mess.
Now imagine it was digital. That’s the beauty of Evernote. No need to print off a website or piece of research you found, use the Evernote Web Clipper to add it to your notebook! Have a to-do list you need to remember? Write a new note in Evernote, make a checklist out of it, and add a reminder!
I’ll give you a quick screenshot of one of my Evernote notebooks (screenshot taken of the Mac application).
This notebook is from when I lived (and subsequently traveled) in China (for more info on that, you can visit my other blog!) As you can see, it’s pretty easy to organize things within Evernote. Although I don’t live in China anymore and might not go back, when a family friend mentioned they were going to visit Hong Kong, it was nice to know I still had my information about my Hong Kong trip handy to share with them!
Now, I primarily use it to keep track of readings, lectures, and research I’ve done for my assignments. I even have a few group project notebooks added to Evernote so my group members and I can collect information and see what everyone is working on, while using the handy Work Chat tool!
For a quick how-to I made about Evernote, you can check out this note I made in Evernote!