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Erol

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  1. No icons/symbols to click for annotating a pdf. I don't like that! Feels like an improvement for the worse.
  2. Yes, it's funny and interesting. The nice thing about a tool like Evernote is, you can change your process/workflow if you want/need. E.g. you can switch from tags to notebooks and vice versa. It's not done within a minute and needs some manual work, but it's totally possible. This is really important to me.
  3. I guess that the first section of my answer is probably not what you want to hear but keep reading. My answer will also show you a little further how I use Evernote for GTD. I never had/have the situation where I put a next action into two "where-contexts". If it contains just a single action to get it done, its not a project. In this case it either has to be done in the Office, at a computer (in this case, it also can be done in the office, but not exclusively), on the phone, and so on... If there is just that single action where I, for instance, wait for an answer, that note exclusively goes to my "Wating For" list. But honestly, my "Waiting For notes" mostly belong to a project. Notes in my Projects notebook are not actionable. They simply including a rough plan (bullet points, if it's a small project) of what I need to do in order to get it done. The weekly review, at the latest, lets me create my next actions of my projects. But here is a point that I did not mention in my previous post: To keep all notes together that belong to a project (next action notes, notes of reference material and the project note itself), I tag them. That's about the only tag that I currently use. I can't explain exactly why I need this. I simply feels better to me if I can pull a list of all notes related to a specific project. Especially if it is a big one. The project tags are named the same way as the title of my project notes. I have 6 key categories where my projects belong to. 5 categories belong to my job and nr. 6 is my "private" category. To avoid adding a second tag, just to categorize my projects, I use a category-code as a prefix in front of my project. E.g. "10 Project abc" belongs to category X, "11 Project abc" belongs to category Y., and so on... It became second nature to me to use this notation for all my projects as I create them (the notes and the tags). Means I create the note and copy/paste the note title into the tag line within the note in order to create the tag. I don't move those tags into, for instance, a header tag, called "Projects" or so. I simply keep them where they are. The few header/parent tags I use to organize my reference notebooks, include a .(dot) in front of the name, to keep them at the top of my loooong tag list. Maybe, someday I skip taging my project related notes. But for now, it feels right to me.
  4. Here are a few, but in my opinion, key reasons, why I use notebooks for the GTD lists (@Home, @Office, @Errand, ... Projects, Waiting, Someday/Maybe), instead of tags. I started using tags. Tags are more flexible. You can even assign notes to multible tags. Perfect. Right? Well, I soon realized, that it adds unnecessary steps and complexity to my GTD workflow: Once you moved your action (note) from your Inbox notebook into your other notebook where you keep all your actions, you have to assign a context tag. If you move it into your notebook e.g. "@Errands", the extra step of assigning a tag is not needed. Same is true if you create a new actions. You will create it directly in your notebook where you keep all your actions. But then you still need to assign a context to it. Again an extra step. If you want to move your action from one context to another one, simply drag and drop it from one notebook into another one. If you use tags, you also can drag and drop, but you also need to un-assign the old tag. Now think of the above scenarios when you are on the go and using your mobile phone or tablet. To cumbersome when using tags, in my opinion. And last but not least, but hard to explain. Using a notebook for each list, instead throwing everything in one big bin and then sticking labels to each note, feels more natural to me. Hope that is helpful
  5. Hello all, just started using evernote and already hit a limitation? I hope not I'm in the situation where I need to find notes that simply contain the sequence of letters I enter in the search field. E.g. I enter "top" in the search, but notes that include the words like "Laptop" oor "abctopabc" don't get listed. I can't figure out how to enter that syntax. Thanks for your help! Erol
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