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Analyst444

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I recently read a tip for structuring tags. While I can't take credit for it, I also can't remember who to give credit to.

 

The tip was to start each Tag with a letter (like "B" or "M"). That way, when you click in the "Click to Add Tag" field, you start with a letter and that will reduce the list of existing tags down to those that start with that letter.

 

Of course, this requires applying some structure around your tags. Here's is a description of my structure to help you decide what might work for you.

 

I pre-established a small handful of Tag categories and letters. Here they are. You can see how my mind works. The categories are similar to the old "who", "what", "when" and "where".

  • T = Topic
  • P = People
  • L = Location
  • D = Disposition (of the note)

Here some some examples of some of my specific tags for each category:

T-Art

T-Books

T-Investing

T-Genealogy

T-Medical
 

P-Me

P-Spouse

P-Son1

P-Son2
 

L-Florida

L-Bookcase

L-MapleStreet
 

D-Draft

D-RetainUntil

D-WorkInProcess
 

As you can see, I always add a hyphen (-) after each letter to make the tag a little easier to read.

 

I don't have a rule that says I have to use a T, P, L, and D tag on each note.

 

I can not confirm, but I presume this would work on all Evernote clients.

 

I hope you find this tip to be helpful.

 

Analyst444

 

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