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Grimmknuckle

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  1. Revisiting the topic. Another way you can use Evernote to help build your dream journal is to create a table of contents for your dreams. In older versions of the Evernote PC client one of the note details you could fill in was "subject date". I store the dream's date in the subject date section and sort my notes based on that to give me a chronological view of the dreams I recorded. However, Evernote removed that feature in later updates. Now I use note links instead. I created a seperate note with a two column table and copied the note links into the note. Now not only do I have a chronological view of when my dreams took place, but I also have instant one-click access to each dream note.
  2. I use a different Chrome extension that does basically the same thing. I have automated the process myself by saving the images in a folder that I told Evernote to watch. The title of the webpage is the file's name which becomes the note's title. I still have to add the address manually, but that's a small price to pay.
  3. Yeah I doubt I will ever hit the notebook limit. If anyone of my notebooks have less than 15 notes and aren't being updated frequently I just move those notes to a different notebook.
  4. Hmm not much to add. The only things that I save to Evernote that haven't already been listed are: Movie ticket stubs (Why not) Website Screenshots (this way i have an archive of what the pages looked like in case they changed or no longer exist.) YouTube favorites (Set up a ifttt tasks to automatically make a note whenever I favorite a YouTube video, because it is easier to look it up in Evernote) Newsletters (I get a ton of newsletters in my e-mail, so i send them all to Evernote) Quotes (from books, magazine, speeches, etc.)
  5. I don't even bother with programs like that anymore. They were always so cumbersome to use. It has been a lot simpler, for me at least, to just scan a business card with my flatbed scanner and drag and drop the jpeg to a new note. With a proper title, tags, and Evernote's OCR, I always find the cards I am looking for.
  6. I had a problem earlier with my Evernote titles that were in Japanese. The characters didn't display properly and instead showed up as boxes. I was able to fix this by going to Windows Update and under optional updates I installed Japanese language support. (My operating system is Windows 7). Maybe doing the same and installing Chinese language support will fix your problem.
  7. Seconded. It also works fine on my end. Try showing the full search explanation. It’s in the top menu it is under View->Search Explanation. Check that off and then click the saved search in the favorites bar again to confirm that your search query is correct. If that doesn't work, I would suggest putting in a help ticket with Evernote's Support.
  8. Yeah. Originally I thought it was a Windows problem. I keep forgetting that the Mac and Windows clients have different capabilities. The only other thing I can suggest to you is this workaround. If you select all the notes and e-mail them to yourself you can get a very large note in the e-mail body. Basically it merges all the notes together and seperates them with a blue header with all the note's information such as title, author, creation date, tag, etc. I think you can do this in the Mac client, but I know for sure you can do it in the Web client.
  9. To print out all the notes from a search highlight all notes (etiher by Ctrl Command + Mouse click each note, or click a single note and hitting Ctrl + A err.. I mean Command + A) and go to File-> Print. Each note will be printed as a seperate page. Hope this helps.
  10. You might want to try Mindjet. I found it earlier today in the Evernote Trunk. I have been testing it out and it seems like a good mind mapping tool with a nice Evernote export button. When you export a mind map you are given the option of how you want to save it. You can save it as a text outline or an image. I found what worked best for me was to do two exports in each format and then merge the notes. It's not the best solution in the world, but it is a nice easy way to store your mind maps in Evernote. http://www.evernote....ult&source=home
  11. Why don't you just add something like, "Due Date: 12/1/2011" to the end of your note's title. That way you don't have to fuss around with the creation date and you can search for it by just type in the search query for example: intitle:"Due Date: 12/1/2011" I would go one step furthur and create a saved search with the search query intitle:"Due Date: " to bring up a list of all your notes that have a due date with just one click.
  12. I hardly even get close to reaching my monthly upload cap. Don't know how I reach 1GB in a month. I gotta step up my note taking!
  13. Select all the notes you want to tag and drag and drop them over the tag in the tag list
  14. Yeah I was agreeing with you. Recently I was seeing that I had notebooks for each store and that this was going to be a waste, since we are limited to only 250 notebooks. So I just delete all those notebooks and now store all my receipts in a single notebook called "Receipts" and I tag each receipt with the store's name. I may add more tags later on, but for now this suits my needs just fine.
  15. You could try encrypting the text you don't want people to see. That way if the note does pop-up all they will see is a grey lock box where the text should be. Forgot to mention how to do this. Just select the text in Evernote you want to encrypt and then right click on it and select Encrypt Text. Then setup a passphrase(be sure to remember it) for it and you're all set.
  16. Yeah, I haven't had really much need to recall any of my receipts or things I bought, but it is nice to know that they are there if I need them. Right now the only tags I have for them are individual tags for each store. I used to have a notebook stack called receipts and individual notebooks for each store but I quickly saw that this would get complicated real fast.
  17. I don't really need to look up what date I made a purchase so I haven't really tagged my receipts with dates. The only exception to this are receipts that I have scanned in because I need to create a title for them and having a bunch of notes labeled Best Buy 1, Best Buy 2, etc. wouldn't be helpful. In order to distinguish them I add the date of purchase in the title. I tried searching my receipts notebook by year after reading your post and that brought up the receipts I titled like I wanted, but understandably it brought up other receipts that weren’t in the target search date. I think the best option, for me at least, would be to create tags just for the year
  18. I do the same thing around Christmas time because it is so much easier to show people what you want. I also scan pages for magazines I want to keep because I can't think of an easy way to scan the whole thing into a PDF.
  19. I did a Black Friday standing on line wait at the store once and it really wasn't worth it to me. Unless they have something exclusive and that you really want on sale, then it is not going to be worth the wait. On the other hand I have found that the cyber deals in the past 2 years have been better and a better experience. No real sense in clipping them in to Evernote because the deals expire quickly, but if you had your Christmas list in Evernote beforehand then it would be helpful.
  20. That's the problem a lot of people are facing, especially in the corporate environment. E-mail clients have gotten better at sorting, categorizing, and searching mail that people are content to using it as a database system. Though it has those features e-mail was never intended to be used as a big filing cabinet. Think of it like when you get physical mail. When you get mail at home you don't leave it sitting around after you have read it. Either you throw it out or you save it somewhere. Since e-mail takes up no physical space it seems like less of a burden when it piles up, but having a lot of e-mails in your Inbox can decrease productivity. I have personally seen people with e-mail inboxes filled with tens of thousands of e-mails and I could see first-hand how it slowed them down. Finding things, even with the search feature, became difficult and new e-mail gets lost within the old ones. It gets to the point where you begin to dread opening your e-mail client so you do so less frequently. Some people have no trouble managing inboxes filled with e-mails. But a problem they and anyone who uses e-mail as their personal database will face is that you have no control on what enters your Inbox. It’s impossible to know when you are going to get an e-mail, how many you are going to get, who it's from, or whether it is junk. At least with Evernote you control what you add into it. I agree with you not every "hi how are you doing" e-mail should be saved. But letting an e-mail inbox fill up with newsletters, junk mail, and old messages is just as bad.
  21. For simple e-mails I will use the Evernote clipper add-on for Outlook 2010, but sometimes it doesn't preserve the format of the e-mail and I will have to forward it to my Evernote e-mail. I think this is Microsoft's fault when they changed how e-mails are rendered in Outlook 2010.
  22. If you are a Firefox user you could use the Scrapbook add-on to capture a website. This isn't a simple screenshot, which the add-on is capable of, but it actually captures the whole page and all associated files and stores them in a folder on your hard drive. If you want to view the page again you can just open up Firefox and find the page in your Scrapbook list.
  23. I'm also working towards a zero Inbox. I think you are going about the process the wrong way, though this is just my own personal opinion. I think you should follow this order. (Note: This order is from the book "Bit Literacy" by Mark Hurst) 1) Read all personal e-mails, then delete them. 2) Delete all spam mail. 3) Engage FYIs and action items, then delete them. In Particular - Delete or file all FYIs, optionally reading them first. - Finish all quick "two-minute" todos, then delete them. - Move all big todos to a bit-literate todo list then delete them I will add to this and say store only e-mails or information you want to keep in Evernote. By acting on your e-mails in your e-mail Inbox you ensure that it does get done and that you don't clutter you Evernote database with useless e-mails that you will have to sort through later. Forwarding all your e-mails to Evernote then acting on them wastes your upload limit and makes things more complicated. Evernote should be the last stop for your e-mail, whether it's the forwarded e-mail or just a part of the e-mail you clipped into a note.
  24. With all the talk about using Evernote as a surrogate memory I haven't seen anyone really mention using Evernote to remember their dreams. As everyone knows and has experienced, dreams are the most fleeting of memories and are very difficult to remember. For a time I used to write down my dreams in a blank journal book, but as I started to use Evernote to store and catalog my notes and experiences I figured why not do the same for my dreams. I still use a notebook to copy down my dream once I wake up because staring at a bright screen when you wake up is painfully annoying and distracting when trying to remember details. Once I have all my details written down I will then create a new note in Evernote and store it there. Once it is in Evernote I don't have to worry about losing it or forgetting it. Plus since it is digital I can take advantage of features that I couldn't with a physical copy, like searching for specific details, or determining correlations between dreams. I can tell you from my own personal experience that having a dream journal is immensely rewarding. For the first time in a long time I can remember my dreams. Read old dream entries takes me back to the dream and I can almost remember it as vividly as the moment it happened. With Evernote I can work with my dreams and get more out of them. I also included the template I use for my notes should any others want to start logging their dreams.
  25. One thing you could do instead of using a shared notebook is you and your wife exchange your Evernote e-mail address. That way if you or your wife has a note to share you can simply e-mail it and it will be your own notebook rather than a shared one. The only problem with this is it doesn't work well when collaborating on a note because if you make a change and then e-mail it back your wife will have to remember to delete the older note. This is more of a solution for sharing notes, pictures, or articles, that you aren't likely to make major changes to in the future.
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