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  1. Hey all - Guest blogger, Johnny McClung, wrote about "How to use FollowUpThen and Gmail to create recurring tasks in Evernote". It's the band-aid and not the permanent solution, but it does work well. Hope that helps! Cheers!
  2. Hey there - great question ... and 100% I continue to practice what I preach and rely on Evernote for tasks, projects, and all of my actionable and non-actionable reference related materials. With respect to RTM, TaskClone, or any other 3rd party app that hooks into Evernote, I find all of them exciting and interesting. As everyone knows from my blog post about the Reminders, on Google+, and all of my excitement and multiple exclamation marks in the beta group here, I think that the Evernote dev team nailed it with Reminders. Absolutely nailed it. It further bolsters the methodology that I set forth in my book and reduces the need for extra tags such as "!Today" or "This Week" or "Next Week" or even "Later". There is so much going on with Evernote in beta right now that I believe later this year may be a better idea to begin re-writing my book for everyone. Now, that being said, I think RTM nailed it too. What I have wanted for years is a way to surface up just those notes that I need to be reminded about that I want to accomplish Today, Tomorrow, This Week, and later. I just want a list. Nothing else. I don't want notes - just a list I can check off. RTM, with its bi-directional syncing ... and I should add like freakishly fast ... like Usain Bolt fast syncing, you'll always have your Reminders up-to-date (and a link to the original Evernote note) no matter whether you do it in RTM or Evernote. I 100% respect the developers over there because they addressed a need I've been looking for in the marketplace for awhile and candidly, I think it's worth the $25/year subscription. They somehow took this document and figured out how to get it right and I truly respect that. Once in RTM, you can easily set up contextual tags and project tags, create smart search lists, etc. I do think its a good option for some folks One of the other white spaces I see for app developers to capitalize upon is taking checklists within the body of a note and surfacing that up as individual tasks. Peter Tamte figured that out when he developed NoteSuite (which, I believe given who he is and another year's worth of user feedback will be a true fighter against Evernote). I also think that Troy from TaskClone saw this and that's why he's been developing his app. His app gives folks the ability to use a task manager of their own choice and not only extract those checklists and put them in their task management app, but also pulls due dates and hooks into a calendar. It's ideas like this, that Peter already has in NoteSuite, that I think will ultimately get rolled into Evernote's native app. This may have been a bit longer than you were expecting, but get me at 5:38 AM with my cup of espresso, and look out ...!! I hope that helps some, friend. Cheers!
  3. Hi Troy - thanks for the post. We can talk more next Friday, but something may have gone awry because I ended up with 116 new tasks in RTM with the evernote:/// as the task name. Also, I thought I tried selecting against the option, but I ended up with "|TC|" in about 20 of my notes that have checkboxes in Evernote. I think overall its a great idea. Maybe it was user error on my part?
  4. I will say that what is really cool is being able to add reminders in the subject line. But, how does that work on the PC??
  5. GM - Well, not sure how perfect this really is just yet. I'm turning off the setting because I sent three completely different notes to Evernote just now and they all ended up inside my expense tracker notebook. Hmmm...
  6. Hey GM! So funny - I just found this myself. I always email to Evernote, but tonight was the first time that I actually received this email. I clicked it so I'm curious to see what happens. Have you had any luck with it since April? Thanks!
  7. Hi Everyone - so, I'm looking archive all of my old posts on my site into my Evernote notebook. The purpose obviously is to have an archive I can readily search. I read through the posts in the Forum and came across SiteSucker.com. It's a useful app in that I now have an HTML version of ever post since 2009. The challenge now is how do I replicate this but only send the text and not the HTML file as an attachment? I appreciate the tips, suggestions, etc. Thanks!
  8. Hi everyone! On my blog this morning, I wrote a post about my experience on how I taught my homeschooled 10-year old how to use Evernote for his research assignment. I just have to say how awesome this experience was for both me, my wife, and naturally my son! I am not only so proud of my son, but this post really drills home Evernote's vast potential, ease of use, and what we, as adults, can learn from this marvelous experience. Have you taught your children how to use Evernote? I'm very anxious to hear if anyone has ever done this or how you feel about teaching homeschooled children how to leverage Evernote in this manner. Thanks!! http://www.degconsulting.net/2013/05/evernote-kids-education.html
  9. Kudos to you, Lauren! It's a top notch post for sure!! I've levered your Daily Portfolio in a big way! Thanks!
  10. I'm happy to help out. There's two great options for you. In particular, I like to use FollowUpThen.com. The reason I like FUT is because I can e-mail a note right out of Evernote to FUT in this format Sept11@followupthen.com or 8amSept11@folloupthen.com. You get to pick the time/date format. Then, on September 11 at 8am, you'll receive an e-mail from FUT with your note! Voila! I've also added the Evernote Copy Note link (evernote:///__________) and put it in the body of the FUT e-mail so that when I receive the e-mail, you can click the link and go right over to Evernote! Reilly Sweetland who's the developer of FUT is awesome and always quick to respond. Oh and you can also integrate FUT with your Google Calendar for an added extra dose of productivity!!! Failing that idea, I love combining both Chris' and Lauren Rothisberger's together and processing my next actions each and every day to determine what will go into my Today list. Take a look at this super amazing post by Lauren (AKA "Get Geeky") that talks about the Daily Portfolio: http://getmegeeky.com/2012/07/25/master-lifes-juggling-act-maximize-daily-productivity-with-evernote-gtd-and-a-daily-portfolio/. Cheers! I hope that helps!
  11. Today, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm formally opening up my site to productivity authors. Whether you own your own blog, write for multiple different sites or always though about writing but just didn't know where to start, I invite you to join me in my quest to help make little differences across the globe in the way people get things done. In preparing for this post, I thought of several questions you might have for me. I'd like to take this moment to address some of those now. For instance: Why are you opening your site to guest writers? I have found some of the most memorable posts on this site was through the work of others. Posts from people like Christopher Mayo, Steve Brim, Gordon Robb and Dean Ouellette to name a few have receive extraordinary hits and continue to be among some of the most po*****r. Why? Because people love to read other people's use cases of how they're getting things done. What benefit do I get by writing for you? Fair question. Over 10,000 people in just 9 months have purchased my Evernote and Getting Things Done eBook, which is sold in the Trunk and sold have almost two dozen affiliates worldwide. MySpringpad GTD book has sold over 500 in just 2 months since its release. I have over 6,000 subscribers to my mailing listand hundreds of people looking at the productivity posts every day. The people who subscribe to this blog, retweet it, or re-share posts on my Facebook page have an emotional connection to the site. They like (or at least that's what I am told) to engage. To connect. To collaborate. To learn. I grow each and every day as a result of the comments left by my blog followers, Facebook fans, Twitter and Google+ followers. It is as a result of these successes, that Mike Vardy even invited me to be a contributor on Lifehack and I'm beyond thrilled to begin that amazing adventure!!! Tara Rodden Robinson, The Productivity Maven, has invited me to be on her Advisory Board at ProductivityHQ.com! Do you get traffic like Lifehack.org or Lifehacker? Sadly, I don't. Is it my goal? Absolutely. At this juncture though, to be successful I believe, does not equal having 10,000 hits to my site each day. Seth Godin, marketing guru & best selling author said once that Tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change.With your help, perhaps we can build an even bigger tribe and make even bigger changes! We can, together, do great things to fundamentally change the way get things done on a much larger scale. What topics can I write about? Mainly productivity. That's a pretty broad topic, so it can include things such as workflow best practices, time management processes, minimalism, book reviews, app reviews, etc. How often can I write? As often as you like! I'd like to use as much content as I can, so even if we have your post in the queue, we'll get it up there! Can I use content I've already posted somewhere else? Ideally, it would great if you produced unique content for the site and then re-shared like crazy with all of your followers. However, if it is something you've done in the past and feel it would be go over really well here, that'll be okay in the beginning. Will I get paid? Not in cash, at least. But the value of you helping others become more productive and successful at home, work and life in general is priceless! I'm in. How do I get started? Now that's a great question! Either leave a comment below with your e-mail address or just e-mail me and let me know. We'll begin our journey together from there... Thank you to all of you! This is going to be awesome and I can't wait!
  12. Just wanted to thank Dean Ouellette for his awesome guest post on my site tonight: "How to fix a fractured real estate business system with Evernote". There's some awesome productivity tips in there as well. Thanks so much, Dean. Great job!
  13. Hi there! I'd like to add my two cents to this post. This question, not surprisingly, has come up so many times before. As many know, since I wrote the eBook on how to use Evernote as a full-fledged GTD system, I use Evernote for everything - both todos and reference related materials. That being said, I know that one size does not fit everyone's productivity systems. Everyone works different and everyone has different workflows. Here's my biggest recommendation to you and what I tell so many of my clients: What few things must absolutely go right in order for you to have a productivity system that will make you more successful? I typically follow that question up by asking: What has not gone right in the past? What challenges have you had? The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to take a giant step backwards and think about what would your system look like if it were completely analog? Would it be a folder for @calls, a folder for @emails, a folder for @waiting for, and an A-Z folder system for reference related materials? Would you have 43 folders for every month and each day of the month? How would you process your information in a non-digital world? The reason why this is so important is because one must master the process before mastering the tool. If you can figure out how to do that successfully, learning how to do it in Evernote will be simple! I truly hope that helps!
  14. Hey all. Thought I'd chim in here as well. I think this is a really great business move by Evernote. Ultimately, I imagine the long term plan here would be to integrate the handwriting technology right into the app itself, allowing for users to type and write at the same time - and likely add the zoom feature. Personally, I've been so thrilled with my Livescribe pen that I gaveaway my styli for my iPad. There seemed to be too much frustration in "getting it right". The LS pen allows me to take notes and instantly send to Evernote. Pretty sweet - and it's a real pen! Bonus.
  15. Thanks guys. In thinking about it more, I don't see a reason why I wouldn't have the work iPad have my regular Evernote account on it since I have it on my work PC anyway. Only I can access the iPad, so there aren't any concerns there; and plus the iPad has a password on it. As far as data, no it definitely wouldn't put me over at all. I guess if I was really concerned about security (having mixed data in my account), I wouldn't keep my regular Evernote account on my work PC to begin with! Thanks all for helping work through it "out loud". Having everything consolidated and easily searchable is the beauty of Evernote after all! (Oh, and Chris - yep, I've been titling my reference related notes the way you have it - I think it's addictive really. )
  16. Hi everyone - Let me provide for all of you my scenario and please let me know what you think my best would be: I have an Evernote premium account for everything I do - work, my eBook business/blog, and home life. Historically, I've been kept this account on my work PC, home MacBook, my personal iPad, and personal Android. The day job just issued me an iPad that has work only apps on there which is great. The question becomes now what to do about my Evernote information on the work iPad My thought process is: Open a new Evernote account for my day job (I don't mind the $5/month), and share from my personal account to my work account the information I need so that I can access it on the work iPad. Export the ENEX files I need and import them into the work account. Just use my regular Evernote account on the work iPad Thanks everyone for your input!
  17. I know Grumpy Monkey's way of creating index notes are very much like an index. Check my interview with him on my site and also his posts here in this forum. http://www.dangoldesq.com/2012/03/how-phd-student-uses-evernote-to.html#.T2MYkGJSRpE. Hope that helps.
  18. Hi everyone! I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your awesome comments!! The extended dialogue here is amazing - as always - and I'm learning more and more every day from all of you! Truly - thank you!! Cheers!
  19. I recently interviewed Grumpy Monkey for my site on how he organizes Evernote. I've always been fascinated with his posts and his site. In my interview, I take it even deeper. There's so much I think we can all learn from his setup -- even if we don't apply it in its entirety! Thanks so much and I hope you all enjoy the post! Hit the link to view. Cheers!
  20. Many thanks to Grumpy Monkey for an amazing interview on my site! I think people can learn TONS from your setup!! http://www.dangoldesq.com/2012/03/how-phd-student-uses-evernote-to.html#.T2By-2JSRpE

  21. @GrumpyMonkey - Holy cow. Ok, there's so much racing through my mind right now! I'm going to PM you ...
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