Evernote for Dummies (Jenni)
- •Download Evernote on your phone.I also have on my laptop and desktop; one account TO RULE THEM ALL. Just kidding, but it does sync across all three, which is veddy, veddy, veddy helpful.
- •Use it to create notes for yourself or save important info in one, easily accessible place.You can create a traditional text note, a reminder, or a cute LIST with boxes next to each item, which you can ☑️ when done. Very satisfying for Virgos, just saying.
- •Create tags.I use Evernote to store both tried-and-true recipes, as well as new ones I discover whilst researching or reading. I like having them all in one place—each one is tagged RECIPE, so I can access even more easily— so that I can pull them up quickly at the grocery store and see all the ingredients. Never starting to cook something and realize I'm missing something key halfway through? Priceless.
- •Create shortcuts.I have things like my LA, NYC, SF, and Chicago restaurant lists in my shortcut folder, so that I can pull them up and add to them midst conversation.
- •Get organized.In addition to restaurants and recipes, I also always have a running list of potential presents (both general category as well as special single-person lists for my VIPs), which is particularly helpful at the holidays, and helps me get my shopping done early. Also, I have an ongoing a list of wardrobe wants, so that if I happen across a sale, I know to look for gray pointy-toe pumps and not get distracted by some Givenchy craziness.
- •Get inspired.Every time I travel somewhere, I research it and compile all the info into one Evernote doc. So like for my upcoming (first time!) trip to Tulum I'm taking w/@jonathanleahy (for his birthday!), I've talked to approx 6-8 friends about their experiences there, and put top suggestions into one master Tulum travel tips document.
- •Entertain yourself.I also use Evernote as a catch-all for anything I want to remember, from funny memoir titles to random inside jokes to the measurements of the furniture in my living room (so that I know if that side table I randomly want to buy will be too tall for the pair of armchairs it would sit between).
- •Add a Fujitsu scansnap scanner and then you can scan in important documents like birth certificates, etcSuggested by @jon
- •Install the browser extensionYou can use it to "clip" webpages so they're available offline, or so you can annotate them. This is great for recipes - like @hillarykerr I then tag them so I can see "dinner" or "dessert" recipes easily. I also create plane reading for when I have a flight without wifi - I clip articles/essays/ebooks and read through them on my iPad.Suggested by @kelly