So I had a little look back and I've been using Evernote since 2009 and writing about it on and off since 2012! I've showed it to almost every client I have worked with, and early in 2017 I become a Certified Evernote Consultant. So it's hardly surprising that I would call it a VITAL tool for getting organised.
We use the term "organised" alot these days an so lets clarify what it actually means!
"Having taken something that is messy, chaotic, or unordered and rearranged it logically, into a structured or coherent layout, or into specific and/or defined groups." Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/organized.html
And why do we want to become organised? There is always a purpose or a goal that getting organised helps us to achieve. You may want to reduce the stress that chaos brings. Or you may need to get more done in less time, by being able to find all the information we need for a particular project.
What is Evernote?
Evernote is a secure and highly flexible tool for storing and organising information. You can use it to gather, create, store, organise, and share information in a variety of formats. It is a web based platform, so you can into it via the Evernote website or access and sync it with apps for any device. The basic plan is free or there are paid plans to give you improved functionality. Some of the Premium features include:
- Being able to forward emails to your account
- Increased monthly upload limits
- and having access on an unlimited number of devices.
More info on plans here.
Evernote (or similar products like OneNote) can be your digital filing cabinet, junk drawer, planning journal, study notebook, and inspiration board all in one place. It goes with you everywhere. It can clear the clutter of sticky notes and papers from your benchtops and help clear your mind.
Just start simple and have fun with it. Your friends and loved ones will be wondering how you became so organised!
I've talked about the basics and some of the ways you can use Evernote for personal use here - and another post about using it to organise books, articles and emails you want to read later here.
I talked about different types of business information you can store in Evernote here.
And here's an older post about how you can use the Reminders function.
So if you want to give Evernote a try, sign up through this link (This just gives credit to me for sending new people to EN). And if you are wondering what other apps can help you save time and get more organised, download my free Digital Toolbox here. (Plus some freebie downloads in your first few emails from me!)