conejo23 6 Posted May 7, 2014 Share Posted May 7, 2014 So I'm one of those folks who have had Evernote for years but am only now beginning to make heavy use of it. I'm trying to consolidate notes from various sources into Evernote and I'm struggling to figure out the best way to handle one of my usage scenarios. The notes in question currently reside in Notebook from Circus Ponies Software (on a Mac). It's a nifty piece of software, and perhaps it really is the best option for this usage scenario but I'd like to try to find a way to make it work in Evernote. I'm a big Springsteen fan. Have seen him and the band live a few dozen times. Decided a year or so ago to document the shows going back to the first one I saw back in the 70s. What I put into a note for current concerts is a bit different than what I put in those old ones. For the more current ones I've gone to, here's what I put into the note: Date and location of the venueWho I went withThe setlistReviews I find online of the showPictures I took at the showMy comments and notes about the show Notebook handles this well. I have a page for each show and I can hide or expand each of those sections as needed. I tried cramming it all into one note in Evernote, but that's just a mess. Looks horrible, makes it kludgy to scroll through and find stuff. I really wish I could "nest" notes under each other, or create Notebook stacks within another notebook stack, but it does not appear I can do that. That would be ideal. But since I can't, and I don't want every show to be a separate stack (which would really clutter up my notebook list), I'm not sure how to handle this. One note before I proceed: my plan is to have all of these notes in a stack labeled "Concerts/Shows/Events" and one notebook within that stack is "Springsteen Shows", so all of those notes would be in that notebook. Seems like I have two options here: one is just cram everything into one note, but I think if that's what I have to do I'll just keep this stuff in the other app. The other option I figured was I just have every element I listed above (like setlist, reviews, pics) as separate notes and I create a tag for the show (e.g., "Springsteen - The Woodlands, TX - 2014"). Then I create a master note for the show and use note links to create almost a table of contents for that show, with a link for each of the elements above. Then I can later review all this stuff in one of two ways. I can either search on the tag, or I can bring up the master note and find stuff from there. Before I get too deep into this, I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something else that would work. Any thoughts or advise would be appreciated, thanks! Link to comment
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