Call me old fashioned, but I’m a pen and paper girl at heart. I love writing in my journal and sending hand-written notes to friends. I rarely go to a meeting without my college ruled notepad or traditional composition book that I buy at Target for $1 after the back-to-school sales. There’s something that happens in my brain when I’m forming words on paper – and it just doesn’t happen when I type. That’s why I resisted going digital with my notes and lists for quite some time.
But Evernote won me over. I went digital with most – but not all – of my note taking and list making a couple of years ago. Why? Mostly because I live in a digital world and it’s easy to access my notes from wherever I am. But I also love the powerful tagging and searching functionality of Evernote. I don’t have to remember where I put a note or what I called it. And – you’re going to love this! – I can easily share my Evernote files with someone. Let’s say for example, I want my husband to stop at the grocery store on the way home. If he has access to my grocery list, it’s super easy for him!
I use Evernote to capture all of my ideas and document everything from my prayer list to meeting agendas. I use the tagging feature to easily find what I’m looking for. I scan photos, bookmark websites and attach files directly in Evernote. You can even set reminders and use the voice dictation feature.
Want to know more about how I use Evernote?
Here are 12 Ways to Use Evernote To Organize Your Life
- Keep a prayer list.
- Write a grocery shopping list or holiday gift list. I even keep a “wish list” to make notes of gifts I might want to give people for birthdays or other special occasions.
- Save inspirational quotes, bible verses or other meaningful messages.
- Plan vacations or family gatherings. I even keep lists of places I want to visit and recommended restaurants in the area.
- Keep track of college application and scholarship information.
- Compile a list of recommended movies and books.
- Brain dump ideas for blog posts.
- Create processes and procedures I can share with my team.
- Take notes in meetings, conferences and podcasts.
- Prepare meeting agendas for meetings that I run.
- Outline messages for speaking engagements or courses I am creating.
- Store my bio, SEO keywords and scripts I’ve created for customer service emails.
The uses for Evernote are limitless. People use it to store business cards, create to-do lists, plan menus, save recipes, store receipts, organize home improvement projects and much more. If you’re ready to give Evernote a try, you can download the free version here. (Yes, that’s an affiliate link, which means if you sign up for Evernote, I may receive a commission, but I didn’t receive any compensation for writing this post. I only recommend products or services that I love and use!)
Here’s a video tutorial I created for the ladies in the Christian Mompreneur Sisterhood. It’s not a very polished video but you can take a peek inside my Evernote files and see how I use it on a daily basis!
Already using Evernote? I’d love to hear your favorite tips and how you are using it to organize your life!