Although I have had my account for the past few months I would still consider myself new to evernote. I don't use it too heavily right now (only about 70 notes) but I am trying to organize it in the most efficient way possible. After looking online and following some videos and such I got the gist of it but am still not sure what should be a notebook and what should be a tag
Currently I have 3 notebooks (Personal, Work, Receipts) and then I break things down using tags (Project: Action, Delegated, Tentitive; Interests: Guitar, Photogrophy; etc...) Attached is a view of my notebook/tags and such. Receipts is my way of tracking my expenses.
Is this most effective way to organize?
When I asked similar questions, I was told to use EN and see how I liked using and organizing. it.
So, I did some web research and clipped articles about EN setups.
What I came up with is this:
There's a trade-off between the amount of organization you put into filing stuff and the amount of time it will take you to get it back out of EN when you need it.
Notebooks hold informtion that is related at some high-level, Tags help organize what's in the notebooks and also help with organizing the information horizontally across notebooks.
Take a look at this thread about why less organization may be better than more:http://discussion.ev...__fromsearch__1
You might web search "GTD" or "Getting Things Done" and also "43 Notebooks" - after searching for awhile, I found those seemed to find the most useful stuff.
If I can offer the most useful piece of advice given to me, it is this: Don't create some elaborate GTD system, or any other elaborate organization structure. If you do, you'll spend all your time keeping it organized and trying to remember how you actually intended for your organizational scheme to work."
I decided to share my Using EverNotes folder in the hope it might help people get a quick start.https://www.evernote...20-e17d60eba093