Even though Evernote has some serious disadvantages (see Evernote: Love, Hate, and Usage), it is still my chosen note software. Today I wanted to show you how I use Evernote so that things are manageable.
When I first started using Evernote seriously, I researched the best practices. Why re-invent the wheel, after all? The best practice at the time was to have a few notebooks and then use tags to classify everything. This didn’t work for me, because I couldn’t find what I was looking for most of the time, and a single breakdown in tagging caused information to get lost. I also found that I couldn’t efficiently clean out old unneeded information, and that just made everything worse.
Now I have multiple notebooks. If something gets mis-tagged, or lacks a tag, I can still look through the notebook to find it. Plus having multiple notebooks allows me to selectively sync to my tablet for offline use, and it makes cleaning out outdated information much easier.
In order to make Evernote…
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