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  1. > Migrating is difficult, but not impossible. Syncing (as far as I know) is impossible. > Run! Notes is not the app you are looking for Ah, yes. I saw "sync" and read it as "transfer." As far as I know, syncing between Notes and Evernote is as elusive as the aptly-named Sir Not Appearing in This Film. If you've sold your soul to Apple the way I have, and fully entrenched yourself in the Apple ecosystem, Notes natively syncs across iOS, OSX, and iCloud.
  2. There's the old-fashioned method of using copy-and-paste to move text from Notes to Evernote, the way we did in Neanderthal times. Or you can email your individual Notes to your Evernote email address, which is a somewhat more Cro-Magnon approach. Or...wait, there was an iPhone app called iNote that was able to put some of my Notes into Evernote...but I removed it months ago, I'm not sure I remember exactly why. It was fussy and required a bit of setup. You might want to take a look at it, but please understand this is not a recommendation.
  3. BKandt, here's a sample entry. I've changed names and details. ---------- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (nee Rumbplestiltskin) Librarian at North Branch 1998-present) Chair of Employee Relations Committee 1996-97 Librarian at South Branch 1995-1998 Junior Librarian at Middle Branch (?-1995) worked with County Planning & Zoning Dept before starting with Library Divorced from Albrecht Rumplestiltskin 1986 Son: Barney Rumplestiltskin b. June 1972 - now living in Oregon Birthday 1 April 1953 Born in Washington DC Food: Crabs Pet: Henry (Beagle) - died 2009 Hobby: Drawing Color: Yellow 2012/04/04 Movie night at Big Stuff Mall - Myrtle, Bob, Elizabeth, and me. Ate at Ruby Tuesday and then saw "The Hunger Games" - see journal entry for more details 2012/01/13 Saw Elizabeth at Wasting Time Committee meeting at West Branch. She was working on a new portrait of her mother. 2011/08/03 Dinner with Elizabeth, Bob, Myrtle, and Susie K. at Beckworth's. See journal entry. (etc.) ---------- I picked an example that had a good amount of detail. Most of mine have less. I don't probe people for details, just record details that people mention. This isn't the only way to do it, of course. The format should be useful to you.
  4. @Tom M If you use the Mac version of Evernote, you can also type into a note with a PDF. But on the iPad and iPhone, you can't...probably the same with Android (although I don't know for sure). Maybe you could scan business cards to jpg -- or take a screen shot of the PDF and put the screen shot into Evernote. I can edit a note with a jpg in it on the iPad, and I believe also on iPhone.
  5. That's brilliant. It would also help when choosing restaurants. I'm diabetic, I have friends who are lactose intolerant, vegetarians, celiac, etc. Those are things definitely worth remembering.
  6. @GandalfS I've looked at Hello, but it is a bit too structured for me. I don't always enter ifnormation about a person at the same place, date, and time as my interaction with them -- sometimes it can be days later -- so Hello's date/time/location data would be wrong. As I said, I have a system that works really well for me for contact info, which Hello makes central. But the real deal-kilelr for me with Hello is that I can't edit the notes it makes in regular Evernote. So if I need to add/change something while I'm on laptop, desktop, or using the web interface on a computer at work, I would have to (a) scribble things down on paper (downright pre-Millennial!), or ( put it into regular Evernote and then transfer to Hello later, which would be a logistical mess. I think Hello is a good product, but right now it just isn't for me.
  7. I've recently started to use Evernote to accomplish something I've wanted to do ever since I first read Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star -- create a Farleyfile. For those who don't recognize the term, the Farleyfile is named for FDR's campaign manager, James Farley. Farley kept a file on every person FDR met -- a file that included professional informaiton as well as personal details like name of spouse, children, and pets, favorite food and drink, personality, hobbies, history of previous meetings...really, anything. When FDR had a subsequent meeting with the same person, Farley would produce the person's Farleyfile and FDR would read it over in advance. Then he'd be able to greet the person, ask about their spouse, discuss their hobby, etc. As Wikipedia says, "The effect was powerful and intimate." So last year I started my own Farleyfile. I make a note for each new person I deal with (in this case, everyone was "new" at the beginning). Then I add to the notes as necessary, and review them when I can. I have a terrible memory for things like family members and vacations and such, and this is helping a lot with the "soft" stuff like that. I understand that there are customer management systems and contact management systems that are supposed to be used for this sort of thing, but I figure why get another piece of software when Evernote can do it as well? Besides, systems like that seem like overkill for the kind of social and minor business contacts I have -- I'm a librarian, not a salesperson. I've made a few procedural decisions as I've gone along. 1. For people I see every day, I don't bother to update their notes with every encounter. I only update when they say something I want to remember. My rule of thumb is that if I see someone once a week or more, I won't update for every encounter. 2. For my purposes, contact informaiton doesn't belong in the Farleyfile. I have other tools to keep a person's contact info -- and it seems like contact info is constantly in flux, I don't need to be updating it in multiple places. 3. I can certainly see going back through my journals and pulling out encounters with people to add to the Farleyfile, but right now I'm limiting my efforts to the present. In a year or so, when I've finished putting the rest of my journals into Evernote and am looking for another obsessive project, maybe I'll start working retroactively. So there it is. Comments, suggestions, discussion? Anybody else keeping track of people with Evernote? How do you do it?
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