Randomizer 2 Posted February 9, 2012 Share Posted February 9, 2012 Hi all,I am new to Evernote. Currently have it installed on my PC with clipper and on my iPad. Currently I have been maintaining some items I would like to remember in tabbed Excel workbook and I am currently comparing Evernote, Springpad, Wunderlist and a couple of other to do type apps in how they might help me do away with this workbook in a more efficient and easier way. I like what I see in Evernote so far but I'm just not sure I am completely seeing what it can do for me in this respect and I am hoping to solicit the advice of all of you knowledgeable, experienced Evernote users. Currently I have tabs in the workbook (or multiple workbooks) for:- Product comparisons: I like to research things before I buy. This can be anything from a toaster oven to a security system to a standby generator. Within this sheet I have many different products I am currently comparing. For example - I might label the first cell with 'Security System' and then label column headers across the same row with the make / model of each item I am comparing. The next 10 rows (in the first column under 'Security System' would be labeled with different features, price, vendor, warranty etc I am comparing. I then just fill in the cells for each system or item I am looking at.- Music tracks I would like to get - with columns for artist, song, album, where available (is it available on emusic for example) and note. Further down the same sheet I simply list favorite artists that I tend to like to track regardless of track.- Shop list - this is essentially a list of specific items I would like to purchase - already identified with make, model, price, vendor etc- Personal to do list - this is a simple list of things I'd like to get down but never seem to have the time for- House / home project list - larger projects including what I would need for the project, some items may be identified with make / model while others may be more general.- Sell list: list of items I would like to sell on eBay, Craigslist etc along with pertinent details on each- Home maintenance list: this tab covers things that should be done regularly in my house, items like furnace filter changing, water filter replacement, A/C service including dates of last, make / model of item needed (filter) along with place of purchase and last price etc.- Stock tips including date received, source, stock price at time of tip, target etc- Software & apps I am interested in- Video games I may be interested in- Clothing: with this tab I keep track of things I like - a favorite type of jean, shoe, shirt etc along with best size for me, where I can get it etc. I also maintain size and favorite information for my family and others that I might gift.This about covers it. If I can figure out and easy and efficient way to deal with each of the above I will jump in with both feet. Some are simple lists - so would this mean a notebook with a checklist inside or something else. Can I create a maintenance list with current details and set an alarm for the next need? Product comparisons have me completely stumped. I can always clip a page from the net for each product I would be comparing but that wouldn't give me the side by side I get with my spreadsheet - and sometimes I need to visit multiple sites in order to obtain all of the features for a given make / model.Thank you all. I really like what I see from Evernote so far. I'd really like it to be 'the one' but I need some help getting there. I'd also like to pickup and use the SnapScan to clean out my filing cabinets and go as paperless as possible. Link to comment
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