markbrai 0 Posted June 5, 2010 Share Posted June 5, 2010 Hi,First post here, but long-time user of Evernote! I was just interested to hear of anyone's 'novel' uses of Evernote that take the standard services on offer but use them in an interesting way to organise yourself?Starting off....I'm a worship leader at church and for quite a while have been wanting to try and make some sort of database where I could search for songs by artist, title, key, and also some associated theme 'tags', and then have that search linked back to the original file to view. Attempt number one for this was a program called Punakea that allows file tagging on Macs. This to be fair did the job very well. The next thought though was to have all the chords 'in the cloud' so I could get them even when I didn't have my laptop. So, all the chord sheets went on to Dropbox and all was good. The final 'function' was to be able to have the team I lead with able to access the database. This is where trouble started as Punakea doesn't sync tags over Dropbox and most of the team use PC's anyway. So, I started to create an Excel database of all the tags etc. But then you can really only search for one, not multiple, and can't link directly to the chord sheet. Also, it would make mobile access difficult. Aha, so how about a Bento database as well that I can search on my iPhone. And then go to the Dropbox app, remember the song name and then find it on there. OK..starting to get a bit fragmented and complex now....So enter Evernote! It had been staring me in the face the whole time. EN provides essentially the perfect service. Cloud storage of any files (I'm a premium user), assignable tags, in document search, accessible on any major platform, sharable with others and all in one place!So now, I am building up the database on EN and it is working perfectly. I can access all my chord sheets wherever I go. Search for and go straight to the sheet on any platform, and allow others to do so. Brilliant!Well, that was long! But shows how good a service the EN boys have got here that they can take over the tasks of around 4 or 5 applications I was using before!What are your 'novel' uses? Link to comment
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