Evernote is a robust note-taking app that helps you organize everything from your household chores to business plans. At first glance, it might not seem like much, but its features make the app so versatile that it’s possible to organize all of your planning information, to-do lists, and documents in one place.
Use Templates to Keep Organized Notes
Many people don’t realize that Evernote has various templates that can be used within the notes section to organize things even further. For example, the meeting notes template helps you organize your meeting notes to show the details of the meeting, topics discussed, and any follow-up tasks that need to be completed.
The app also has templates to serve as your calendar, help with holiday and event planning, and track habits so you can keep your personal life in check. If you own a blog or have a website, then you can use the social media calendar, marketing plan template, and blog worksheet to help you stay on top of things.
Share Notebooks with Others
The ability to share notebooks with others comes in handy when you’re collaborating on a project, sharing to-do lists with employees, or taking notes that family members need to access from time to time.
The people that you share the notebook with have access to both the notes and all of their contents. Because of this, it’s important to review your notebook settings to ensure that others can only access information that isn’t sensitive.
Whether you’re a student, a business owner or the head of a household, you can use shared notebooks to:
Share class notes with other students
Create a shared household chores list for your family
Create client-specific notebooks that give your clients access their project information
Share an event planning notebook with other event organizers
Share meeting notes with your entire team
Give your assistant access to important documents and information
Use the Web Clipper Tool to Create Bookmarks
The web clipper tool helps you create bookmarks that are sent directly to your Evernote account for future reference. To use it, you have to install a browser extension. When you’re on a webpage and you want to save it or some of the information on it, you simply click the extension and choose whether you want to save an article, the full page, a bookmark, or a screenshot.
If you have an online business, then this tool can help you create a swipe file so that you have a place to save marketing, content, and design ideas. You can also use the web clipper to save bookmarks to gifts that you may want to purchase later, articles you want to read, recipes, and project ideas.
Group Notebooks Together to Create Stacks
When you use Evernote to organize your personal and professional life, you’ll probably find yourself with a lot of notebooks to scroll through before finding what you need. Fortunately, you can eliminate this problem by using an Evernote feature called stacking, which puts notebooks with related topics into groups.
For example, if you run an online business, then you might have a notebook for ad campaign planning, social media planning, and content creation and distribution. But instead of having each notebook listed separately, you would combine them into a stack for online marketing. Then, the stack would include each individual notebook and all of its notes.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether you want to organize your personal or professional life, Evernote is a good app to use. Once you learn how to use some of the app’s features it opens up endless organizational possibilities. Before you know it, you’ll be using Evernote several times per day.