Staying Organized Digitally

Since I work from home, it can be difficult to stay organized both my home and my work.  All of the emails, photos, websites, computer files and other digital items, can quickly become disorganized. 


My computer files are mostly organized by category, but keeping track of photos, websites, and ideas for clients can be difficult. It's just too messy to walk around with stack of papers and folders and you never know where inspiration will strike. 


I found a great solution - Evernote.  After reading people rave about it, I decided to give it a try.  I love how organized it makes things. It is much smarter to use than the simple bookmarks on your browser. 

First, Evernote is a free application.  Second, it has applications for desktop, web browser and mobile (smartphone) and they all sync together. 


I use it to keep track of recipes, blog post ideas, as well as notes from clients.  You can jot down a note on your phone and then add onto later sitting at your computer.  With the web browser app, you can click one button and save the website link you are reading or just select the text and photos you want and save them for later.  Found a great photo online but want to compare it to something similar in the store. Simply look up your notes on your phone.  Its a pretty smart application.


I like saving recipes then locating them on my phone while I'm at the store to check out the ingredients I need.  
You can edit and delete notes just like any document.  You can also print and email from inside the app as well. 

This is screenshot from my desktop app while making notes for bridal colors. 





You can organize the notes inside of notebooks as well as add tags.  There is also a search function to help you find specific notes or topics.  The best part is that Evernote can recognize text within images as well as handwriting.  You can scan in business cards or other documents for future reference.   

You can also record audio notes and use the draw function to sketch. You are given a custom email address so that you can email things directly into your Evernote account.

This is a great resource to keep your information organized and easily accessible.  Visit Evernote.

4 comments:

  1. Love it! I'm an organizational junkie!

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  2. This is great! I'm personally a big fan of MS OneNote, but am always looking for something new!

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  3. I've heard about Evernote, but never heard someone describe it. Thanks for the details. I'm going to check it out.

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