But not lose that content, in fact increase:
- its availability & accessibility (take it with you – via mobile services, have it anywhere, sync with multiple devices)
- its usability (link it with other articles, context, through visible relationships across the documents)
- its security (have your data backed up online, as well other security options (encrypted text) etc.)
But is this enough for you, to start to get rid of some of that paper you’ve got stored up? Or should I say, make it more useful and get some space back.
I have 1 root folder “Evernote” and then a sub folder by the name of each notebook
Therefore dropping files into that folder = dropping files into thatnotebook.
I set the import rules to delete the contents of the folder once imported into, so it keeps the hard drive tidy.
2) Configure the HP scanning software with a scanning shortcut (action) to place the finished scan into andimport folder
It’s actually that easy! 🙂 Previously, I was cutting and pasting between folders as the scanning software dropped it elsewhere. Now I just scan and then look in Evernote to add further details to the document (tags, adjust date of creation, author etc.).
Since Evernote launched “Trunk” I’ve been wondering if any of the additions would be useful or compelling enough for me to download and use.
Nitro PDF Reader certainly got my attention. I’ve used Adobe Acrobat Reader, as my PDF reader almost solidly throughout my involvement with computers. I have had a brief dalliance with Foxit Software Reader but found (a previous version) to be buggy with the version of Windows Vista I was using at the time. OK, they’ve both moved on, but impressions last. However, I always been aware that Foxit continue to provide the PDF reader functionality within Evernote itself. Though, with a lot of PDF partnerships, it makes me wonder if could change.
What impressed me about Nitro PDF Reader? Well, that it has all these cool features that regular PDF readers don’t – see below.
But it also Evernote integration:
The integration is fairly basic at the moment – saves into the default notebook. But as Nitro PDF Reader can convert lots of electronic document formats into PDFs, with the annotation features, ribbon interface a la MS Office and Windows 7 jump list support – I’ve got a new best PDF Reader.
My tips for using Evernote:
- Split your notes into as many notebooks as makes sense
- I try and match top level tags, to each notebook, and keep tags unique within notebook
- Don’t make the same notebook your default (delivery notebook) and shared publicly – unless that is your intention.
- Make good use of the email-in functionality – evernote & email
- Make use saved searches – I have today, yesterday and some choice tags
- Learn the short hand, search codes. http://www.evernote.com/about/support/
Let me know what your tips are using
Certainly this exercise in digitalization and growing use ofis seriously making me consider moving to a premium account.