Rocket J. Squirrel 43 Posted April 8, 2015 Share Posted April 8, 2015 I pretty much can't read a book without Evernote these days. My workflow is as follows: Create a tag for the book title/author I select that tag from a tag search so that any new note I create in that window is automatically tagged. Start reading my book. If it is an ebook, I make highlights and then take a screenshot of the page(s) I wish to use in creating my note. I may highlight two or three things on a page(2) and I like to read the highlight in context of what's around it so that is largely why I use screenshots. I go to EN and create a new note. I select the photo(s) of the screen(s) I just took. Title the note in the form of a question (a question that is answered by the highlight(s)). Once I set things up with steps 1-2, I only need to repeat steps 4-6 each time. As long as I don't spend too much time writing the note title, it generally takes me about 30 seconds to create a note from these screenshots. I used to create separation notebooks for each book, but I will eventually hit the limit on notebooks so I stopped that and switched to tags. The really cool part in my system (I think) is the use of screen shots and stating my titles in the form of a question. While I don't usually pick up books and thumb through all the highlights I make, I do look at these EN notes and the questions I write often provoke me into revisiting these highlights. Do you use EN for saving book highlights? I'd like to hear! Link to comment
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