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  1. Is there a way I tag a note and have another tag automatically pinned to the note? For example, If I tag a note "German Shepherd" can I set evernote to automatically tag "canine" to the note? If A then B (of course, not necessarily If B then A). Thanks
  2. Hi, I'm picking up EverNote very quickly but have come unstuck in the end. The issue I have run into is the limitations of only being able to use ANY or AND logic but NOT a mix of the two (AND/OR). This is causing me problems such as being forced to use ANY logic which is pulling in unrelated notes from the ENTIRE database. An example of this occurring is when I search in all notebooks for: intitle:"_Glossary" any: tag:"fld-Information Science" tag:"fld-Statistics" tag:"fld-Programming" tag:"needs info" You can see that the intuitive goal is to see all my glossary notes that "need info" within the specified fields, however I will literally get every note in the ENTIRE evernote database tagged with all the "field names" or "needs info" tag. TLDR: I really require, in all-notebooks: ( intitle:this AND tag:that ) with tags x OR y OR z Does anyone have any advice, thoughts, workarounds? It's a shame because I designed my entire structure before recognizing the lack of search logic...woops!
  3. Here with yet more complicated workarounds. Last time I presented my authotkey script which I should really organize and update since some things have changed, but for now I "discovered" something way more important in my opinion. Now for the longest time I've really wished we had inline tagging workflowy style or at least the ability to more easily search for tags Calibre style (if you've never used calibre you can exclude a tag by clicking twice, three deselects) and link to tags. But alas we don't.... so like always... I looked for a workaround. Now I've know for a while you can use the _ as a character in search and this is the main workaround to inline tags. Nothing really knew there. I've thought of changing over to that system but I find it easy to miss and the underscore just does not say "tag" to my brain so I never truly tried it (I was so missing out). So I got around to brainstorming and I was interested in making fonts a while back so I knew I could make any letter be anything I wanted so I thought why not turn the _ into a #. This is probably the hardest part and you don't really need to do it if the _ doesn't bother you, but by doing so I realized just what I was missing out on. Skip the next paragraph/s for more on that if you're not interested in a font change. If you do know how to make a font (really you just need to know is enough about whatever font program you choose to copy/paste a character, export and install, nothing that complicated) and want to make a custom hashtag font it's pretty easy to make EN use it. Just changing the font in the prefs won't work for the whole UI. The trick is to go into Window's advanced theme settings to change the font throughout the computer. Of course now anywhere the default font is used you'll see a # instead of an underscore. I'm thinking of making it into the shape of a tag or a backwards # because now they're impossible to distinguish, not that I really need to, but I just might need to in windows explorer while changing file names and stuff like that.That's really the only minor inconvenience. But the visual problem can be solved if that bothers you like it did me. Oh and be sure to reboot otherwise EN won't register the change. Problem 2 whether you do the font change or not, I'm used to hitting shift 3 to get a pound symbol. So here came authotkey to the rescue again. ^3::Send, _ solved that perfectly. I set it with a #IfWinActive to evernote's ahk class so it wouldn't do it anywhere else and it works perfectly. So now I've got nice visually proper inline tagging, but even if you don't want to go out and do all that just switching to using an underscore opens up so many doors. Inline tagging of course, but even better it makes searching so so so much easier. Instead of a search looking like: all: tag:#included tag:"#included tag"-tag:#excluded which was just a pain to type out or the alternative which I used to do, selecting all the tags, going to the search explanation, copying, pasting then adding the dash to exclude certain tags, now I just type the following: #included "#included tag" -#excluded which autohotkey converts to _included "_included tag" -_excluded which with the font change reconverts again to looking like: #included "#included tag" -#excluded. Much much simpler and it can catch "inline tags" as well as regular tags. The only thing this doesn't work for unfortunately is for finding tags in scanned/handwritten documents. Also there's only really one type of tag. No other symbols work. But you could use multiple hashtags instead like ##tag. The number of underscores could indicate the level of importance or other stuff like that. Using a space also works. So # # could mean a to do (you would have to search for it with quotations though). Basically it allows even more creativity I think. Now the inline tags might sound kind of pointless to some people, after all isn't the beauty of it to be able to select tags from the sidebar. Well yes, but for some of us there's just some notes we'd only like to pop up when searching for the tag. Like it might only be mildly related, or it might be a single thing inside a note that is related to that tag. But regardless, I encourage you to try it just for tags just for the fact that it makes searching sooooo much simpler. Typing tag: over and over again and remembering the colon and the placement of the quotation marks was just too much. This way it makes way more sense. It's like a simple google search. I don't have to bother about selecting anything. I think if I trim my tags down enough I might just get rid of the sidebar altogether. I could also potentially get autohotkey to type notebook: when I need to single out a notebook in a search (is it just me or was there a time when if you were in a notebook and you went to search it only searched in that one? maybe I'm just dreaming, but I really wish it'd do that). Anyways hope someone finds some of this helpful and it shows just how useful such a feature could be.
  4. Need the ability to NEST notes and notebooks; started abandoning Everynote as a result. Been using Evernote for a few years. Now using it heavily and tags aren't cutting it and wastes more time trying to organize and manage tags and stacks. Please do not respond explaining the benefits of tags, keywords, search, stacks. Keep the benefits of tags, keywords, search, stacks ~ just not at the expense of the nested hierarchy. No links to related articles, tutorials, demos, blogs on how to use tags and how to organize. ---- Keep the tags, but please allow nesting. Notebook and stacks, tags...aren't getting the job done. One can say it is mindset, need to change the mindset and adjust to a new way of organization. Spent obscene amount of time over the last 2 years trying to use and adjust to tags; reading blogs, best practices, research etc..even looking for 3rd party add ons, iOS apps etc. The more content added, the more content that gets lost... the larger volume of data the harder it is to find... must rely on memory for search terms, tags etc. Nesting allows an easy way to browse and find content. Also, you can train a group of people to work within hierarchy, but not tags.
  5. First I have to admit to a LOT of collecting; different families, census documents, immigration documents, family photos, etc. They are organized by course taken, research documents, family materials. I am wondering if others have either done an organization and can suggest strategies and perhaps (crossed fingers) did this in Evernote. I tried in one other program but it only accepts image files and I need to have both text and images. Looking forward to hearing from others. Marianne Handler
  6. I want to use evernote to create an RPG world. In a real world there are objects. Objects have a number of characteristics that are made up of other objects. For instance a wizard is a person object, item is an item object, spells are spell objects and quests that he completes are a quest object. To organize all these different objects requires a logical file system. For the item object I would create an ITEM notbook. I would like to nest in that item notbook: ARMOR, CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT, WEAPONS, TREASURE and TOOLS. Then in the ARMOR notebook I would like to have the notebooks: LEATHER, STUDDED, SCALE, CHAIN and PLATE. By having this ability to organize in such a way, I would be able to store and find items, people, spells, quests, etc. easily. Is there a simple way to accomplish this or am i going to have to program this myself on my website and call it CLEVERNOTE? Thanks for all responses. Best Regards, Bryan
  7. Just got the beta of INBOX by gmail -- and IT. IS. AMAZING!!! I replaced Mailbox (iOS) with it. and replaced apple mail on my desktop with it. The video on youtube shows off the wrong features. Actually using the app for the PINNING (important emails) feature and for REMINDERS is a flawless experience and has kept me super organized. Anyhow, had to spread the news because downloaded it yesterday morning, and already obsessed w/ how much I like it here's a vid about the app
  8. I'm interested in cataloging all the books in my personal library (well over a thousand books) and keeping that list in Evernote somehow. What would be an easy way to get all those titles into Evernote? Is there a decent barcode scanner that would sync well with Evernote to make the job easier? How do you manage your personal library? Can you recommend a great app that might work with Kindle?
  9. Maybe this already exists in Evernote ..or maybe not; if not I'd like it to be a feature request. So the idea is that when I am working with things in Evernote there are certain types of information that I enter that get the same tags. For instance, manuals for products I am doing development with get organized in my Evernote account. Sometimes that kind of product gets repeated by the same manufacturer and so I'd like most of the tags to be the same except for 1 or 2. Well it would be nice if I could add the bulk of those tags to a group which I could then apply to my note and it would just drop most of those tags in without my having to type all of them in every time. We can think of it as a custom template or even a tag for the tags. Cheers
  10. I've had Evernote on my laptop ever since I bought it in August 2014 and so, finally, I thought I would try it out. So I started last week and am nearly through my first week and you might think therefore that I've not given it long enough but already I'm into problems. Evernote is easy to use but WHAT do I really want to organise and HOW do I want to organise it - because I do like to be organised and that was the initial attraction? Dithering about these fundamental issues means that I can't yet settle myself down to what notebooks , what tags, what stacks,what format for titles to make them consistently searchable (though I've created and trialled several of each of these features) - in short what STRUCTURE ? This is why I've joined the Forum and read with interest some of the ideas presented. I'm actually drafting this as a NOTE before pasting into the Forum. Calling the documents "notes" is quite catchy and gives Evernote its name but of course these multi-faceted documents (sound, images, attachments, emails, etc) need not be confined to something as small as a Post-It. I'm fascinated by the idea of having everything in one place (that's the real attraction - the promise that we can organise your entire life for you - or at least give you the tool) and in one App that can do it all for you and I do like the idea of synchronisation across all devices. Because I'm a retired Construction Planning Manager my "currency" has always been working with TIME - time management (critical path, gantt charts, etc). I'm finding that Evernote is not that clever with time - a bit basic; although in time I might come up with a few "workarounds" such as working with other apps and then importing the results into Evernote but that kind of defeats the object doesn't it? I'd love you to prove me wrong of course and show me something really clever that you've come up with. I would have thought that people would want to time manage as well as prioritise TASKS and PROJECTS and therefore need at least some good calendar features built into Evernote or, failing that, an ability within Evernote to receive, integrate and synchronise with some of the good Calendars you can find elsewhere (Google, Microsoft, etc). It would have been handy therefore if the Evernote developers had included a good diary/calendar within the software or had partnered with some good calendar app. developers into terms of compatibility.
  11. I'm an avid Evernote user. My whole life is in Evernote, both business and personal. I use it all day, every day, not only for storage and reference, but also as my to-do list(s). However, as my life has grown more complicated (multiple businesses, properties, etc.), I'm finding it harder and harder to come up with a good organizational system in EN, given the limited number of "tiers" (stacks, notebooks and notes). The more blogs I read and the more Youtube videos I watch, the more I realize that I'm not alone in this dilemma. 2 updates by EN could really help. One would be the ability to do "sub-stacks", which many people have requested. More importantly, would be the ability to tag entire Notebooks, not just individual notes. This way, the same notebook could be given multiple tags, and then viewed in various different groups, as opposed to being limited to a single "stack". This would solve a lot of the organizational issues I've been having.
  12. Hello. I'm not new to Evernote as I have used it on and off inconsistently, and partially, for maybe a year now. I have recently become more serious about using it as an organization tool for both work and personal areas of my life. Here is some information that might be pertinent: I own my own law practice-- it's small, just myself, a paralegal who is actually my husband , and a receptionist/legal assistant. We do have a pretty good number of clients, in addition to potential clients, past clients, etc. I need a system that helps me easily organize and pull up client files and documents, as well as one that I can share with the staff so they know how to help me organize. We've been using Dropbox and it's great for some things but I'm hoping that with Evernote I will have better access to my docs on the go (I do a lot of work from home, on the road, at court etc. I have been trying to become a pretty much paperless office). I have a premium account and I would not mind paying for my staff to have premium accounts if necessary. I have also been trying to learn/implement a GTD system on Evernote for both personal and work items, as well as using it to store personal stuff. So it gets hard for me to think about how to best use Evernote for both work and personal purposes, as the organization and methods seem kind of different. I use Evernote on the following devices (I rarely/never use the web version): - 2 desktop PCs, one at home and one at the office, that use Windows. - An ultrabook computer that uses Windows 7. - My iPhone. - My iPad (the hardest part for me seems to be implementing a system that works the best in iPad, as it seems to have the most limitations, and it's the only device I sometimes don't have Internet/phone access on and need to download documents to). I have experimented with both notebooks and tags and I feel like I always end up with way too many. It's a pain for me to decide what notebook something should go in, and to switch a note back and forth between notebooks (for example, from "Active Tasks" to "Completed Tasks"). The only thing I think I need notebooks for is to choose which documents to sync on my iPad before a court hearing or somewhere else where I may not have Internet access, or to share with people-- for instance, a client or colleague or my CPA. I've experimented with note links but it's frustrating because when I move a note from one notepad to the other, the link gets broken. (For instance, if I have all my pleadings for one client nicely linked in a case note, and that client gets moved from "Current Client" to "Closed Client," it's all broken up and I can no longer use it. I also find it frustrating to find documents by tags on my iPad. I seem to have too many tags and there is no way to structure them in a list format based on sub-tags on the iPad. So right now I feel more frustrated and overwhelmed with Evernote than productive, and I wonder if I am just too disorganized to use it well. I am definitely not a very organized person, although I'm trying to be! So, here is my current problem. I need a simplistic system that de-clutters everything as much as possible. I have read about GrumpyMonkey's system for titles, and I like it, but to be able to find, say, all pleadings filed in the John Smith case, I would have to add the word "pleading" and "John Smith" to every title. I've thought instead about using codes that I insert into the note after the document itself, and having a master code system that I refer to when I need to search. These would have to unique enough so that not every note referencing any kind of "pleading" would appear in a search, but only the exact pleadings I am trying to call up. For instance, client John Smith would be CLJS and any pleading would be PLD and any order (which is like a sub-set of a pleading... I may need to search for all Orders entered in the case), could be ORD. So if it's an Order I would insert CLJSPLDORD in the actual note portion of any document (within Evernote itself) and the only things that should come up when I search for that are all orders entered in the John Smith case. I don't know if I'd have basic tags or notebooks for client names or general broad categories like "Client work" in addition to this coding system, or if it would just be a free-for-all as long as I or my assistant remember to insert an appropriate code in every document we save to Evernote. (This way would allow me to search for all documents in the John Smith case by searching for CLJS, or all pleadings in his case, by searching for CLJSPLD. That's just an example I'm toying with, what do you guys think? Also, if I implement such a system, what do I do to clear out all my old notebooks and tags? How do I start with a clean slate but not lose the notes I have saved? Thank you for any help.
  13. Question about the notebook stacks feature. I wanted to see if there is any way to further nest notebooks, at least one more level or if Evernote will allow us to do it in future updates? I use Evernote for my personal and business life and want to be able to organize better because it can get a bit unorganized and easily too, even though I still use tags. If anyone has any tips or advice about how to do this or ways to better organize my Evernote account it would be greatly appreciated. Anything helps. Thank you.
  14. Hi everyone! I'm new to Evernote and I was wondering if there was a way to add additional information to items my notes that are lists without cluttering the look of the list. I know you can add as much as you like to a list including photos, links, and long form text, and that a more simplified version of what I am describing could be achieved by insetting bullet points under the primary list items with the additional information, pics, or links -- But I make a lot of lists and some of them are quite long and complex, so I was wondering if there is a collapsable version of this that would keep the list looking more streamlined and as a result easier to brows through and manage. I will give two short examples to further illustrate what I mean as I realize I may not be explaining it well. Say I have a very long list of movies I love, and with each movie I want to include a brief summary and my personal thoughts. I wouldn't really want to clutter it by having the descriptions and my thoughts (which could be lengthy) initially visible under each primary list item. Is there a way to have sub-notes (I don't quite know what to call it) which, by clicking on any given movie would expand out? Say I went on a vacation and made a list of all the cool places I went to and all the great restaurants I ate at. In this list I would want to include pictures for reference but if I included pictures under every item the list would look very bulky and become unwieldy. Is there a way to expand and contract the photos attached to specific list items so that they are not initially visible and the list can appear stream-lined?Thank you so much for your help and thoughts!
  15. I live in Evernote. I use The Secret Weapon methodology to stay on top of my stuff. This brilliant methodology requires some setup. If you look at how people start to use Evernote, they rarely get it from the first time. Usually, they start, put something into it, then leave it. Then come back and suddenly they "get it" and are addicted. I think the major obstacle for new users to get onbard instantly is the flexibility too vague case studies. Evernote's blog is full of "people kiiling it with Evernote" but there is very little actionable advice in it. Recent Michael Hyatt's set up can be useful but that's an exception. What I could save my set up of notebooks, tags and saved searches and share it? Think Google Analytics Custom Segments or Custom Reports. Just the canvas are shared, without data. That way, I could easily set up Evernote for my colleagues or my wife who do not want to invest their time. I think this could be an eye-opener and a an excellent growth tool for Evernote and a huge improvement for users. Who would not like all their friends to use Evernote?
  16. Hello, I am very new to evernote. I have had few mobiles which gave me a years subscription but never tried.. Planning to give this tool a try.. I have few basic requirements, can evernote do this ? 1. I want to create reminders for things.. Example: a. Pickup kid from school @ 4:00 PM from Monday to Friday.. (I need a reminder on my mobile via a ringtone. at 3:55 PM) b. Goto Gym on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (I need a reminder on my mobile via a ringtone/sound at 6:30 PM) 2. Create tasks + reminders Example: a. Go out for picnic on every Sunday. (need a reminder for this on Saturday evening around 8 PM and again a reminder on Sunday around 10 PM via ringtone on my mobile and via desktop app on Windows). 3. Create tasks a. To be able to create tasks and assign them various priorities. 4. Create Notes - text based and voice based. Set priorities for same and assign to my colleagues. My Prime requirement is an advanced task manager (which also supports reminders/alarms), and a Note Manager (with text and voice support). I am able to do same with my Note 3 mobile but various other applications.. Looking to integrate everything into 1, with web + desktop + mobile integration in 1 place. Please help with this few basics, as I am unable to understand how to use this software. Looking forward to explore more for few days. If I am happy, I will look forward for a business edition (including my senior team members).. with some advanced work we have. Regards,
  17. OK, this question is directed to normal, consumer-oriented users. I know well that business users tend to use Evernote more for their project sharing and stuffs. Seriously, I have downloaded Evernote for more than a year and couldn't even get past the 2MB/month mark despite using it almost everyday. I'm so confused at how could anyone be in need of even more data than that in...a month. I don't even feel normal anymore. It was even less than a MB before I started using the web clipper. After discovering its great potential, I began to store grammatical notes as I'm studying languages right now, to cite sources for research papers. But, that's it... nothing else really comes to mind as I use Pocket for saving articles since it has Dark mode in android and feels more convenient than Evernote in that matter(offline mode and etc.). Also, I use Asparagus(android app) to store recipes since it has a more organized UI and could organizes them in an easier way. As for calendar events, there's plenty of third-party apps on android that can sync with Google Calendar which keeps me better organized. Google Keep has a better widget since Evernote's widget with its annoying announcement trumpet that can't stop protuding your screen. I also can't get over the fact that Evernote's List widget isn't transparent and doesn't have a black background. Also, you can't remove the top banner which wastes 1xhorizontal column of space. What's the point of not being able to customize the widget? //end of rant for not being able to use Evernote for lifestyle related notes. Don't get me wrong, I love Evernote. I use it all the time for anything assignment-related or proses-related. But that's all. It seems as if there is always a better app if I want a more specialized field, Evernote just felt too... writing-centric for me. I used to copy a 200 pages long webnovel I found online and tried to paste it onto Evernote, and only found that it was lagging so much that it wasn't suitable to be used to store large file texts. So honestly, I abandoned that idea of using Evernote for large chunks of text. Even though I'm sketching up lots of writings and ideas, it's still not surpassing 2MB/month. Yeah, other than diaries, essays, studying notes, and writing short stories. I can't find any other uses for Evernote other than you know, /writing/. All that being said, I don't even know if I can write 60MB of text in a month, it just seems so... unfeasible.
  18. So I'm looking for a way I can keep track of all the tasks I need to accomplish and thought maybe Evernote could help. It seems I have a couple options. 1) I can make one Notebook called Tasks (or whatever) and then just have one Note called Task List. I could then just list out all the tasks with checkboxes and check them off when I'm done. If I wanted to keep the old ones so I could refer back to them I'd eventually end up with a huge list but could see what I had done, what was next to do, etc. 2) I can make one Notebook called Tasks and then create a separate Note for each Task. I would then probably have to make a second Notebook called Completed Tasks (or something like that) and then I'd have to move them from one notebook to the other when it was done. (or maybe I could just use a "completed" tag when they were done. hmm) I'm just wondering how most people use this and what you've found works better or worse than other solutions. Thanks for any input.
  19. When I first started using Evernote I immersed myself in tutorials. One, which dealt with tagging, advised a system that used double tags, one for the general, one the specific but both included in the tag name. Example, Recipe:cauliflower would be one tag. I cannot for the life of me figure out where I got this information (remember I had just started using Evernote and wasn't using its full potential) but it was very persuasive and so , does anyone know, or can steer me towards tag organization ideas? Thanks,
  20. First off, thanks in advance for reading. So apparently I have been living under a rock. Only TODAY did I find out I can have as many sub-notes as I want, with infinite sub-levels, by using Tags, a opposed to Notebooks. Ok, so I am going to convert everything over to a Tag-system. Before I do that, i have some questions: 1) How do i get the right "pane-view" in tags to mimic the pane of notebooks? More specifically, when I click on a notebook, In the right window I get to see all the information pertaining to that Notebook, in columns. This includes listing all the "sub-notebooks" in the stack, the titles of individual notes, the dates they were created, etc. When I try to duplicate the system utilizing TAGS, I dont see anything in the right window, other than the tag names. 2) Similar to the above, when using notebooks and in the left column, if I click on a stack and it shows me all the sub-notebooks, there is a number next to each signifying how many notes are in each tag. It doesnt appear that i can get this using the TAG system either? 3) Again, along the same line of questions above, is there a way to bottom-reading-pane for individual tags, which you can see when viewing notes in a notebook? Granted I think I might be very confused here because im not sure I know how to add a note to a tag... Thank you for assisting this lost Evernote user! Much appreciated....
  21. With my daily usage in Evernote, I need notes to be in order of the header or subject name I get it and not organized by the last edit showing up first. For example, I may have a notebook with 500 notes. Each note is organized by a number. Not this way but simply put, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and so on. So when I open up a notebook it will display in order regardless of when I made an edit. Is there a way to do this? I really hope so. I know in notebooks it can be organized that way but how bout notes? Thanks for the help!
  22. I am a long-time premium user and let me just say from the outset that Evernote is an extremely useful program for storing all kinds of data and planning your life. That said, while there are some things at which there is nothing better, there are other things that other apps and programs (Google Calendar, cloud storage, etc) do better. I'm trying to identify which ones as I try to reorganize and optimize my workflow for the coming year. I will lay out my current thinking below - please argue against (or for!) them. Basic Life Organization Task Planning - The GTD/Secret Weapon system is a brilliant productivity concept and performs very well with Evernote. Calendar - Despite the introduction of reminders, the inexplicable lack of custom note sorting means that something like Google Calendar is still by far the better option for keeping track of specific events. Unless I'm missing something. Diary - Evernote is completely suitable for this. Projects - E.g., writing a book, creating a website, learning a new skill. I have a rather intricate but more or less effective system that works with Evernote. Don't see a major need for change. Storage Documents - Evernote very good for this (paperless, etc). Just create a separate notebook for it and organize via tags. Contacts - In principle good, but very time-consuming to input all the relevant data. But can in principle be very powerful in conjunction with the GTD/Secret Weapon system. It would be awesome if there was an app that allowed you to sync your Google, Facebook, and phone contacts and dump them all into a dedicated Notebook. What I currently do is keep a "profile note" on my ~two dozen most important contacts. (Evernote Hello doesn't quite fulfill these conditions and is bugridden to boot). Book Excerpts - Evernote is great for that. 1) Read e-book; 2) Do highlights; 3) Copy highlights; 4) Transfer to note in relevant notebook; 5) tag, label, etc as appropraite. Articles - Useful/interesting articles that I find on the web. Advantage - Makes them easily searchable, can build up a formidable database of research on the subjects that interest you. Downside - Will eventually come to take up a lot of space and become unwieldy. Also I have some issues with the way Evernote Clipper works (the resulting font of clipped articles is uncomfortable small). I am debating whether to continue using Evernote Clipper --> dedicated Articles notebook on my Evernote, or start converting interesting articles I find on the web into PDFs and keeping them in cloud storage like OneDrive, organized by thematic folders. So far I am leaning towards sticking with Evernote for this. Studies/PDFs - My current project involves having to familiarize myself with and keep track of a substantial number of scientific studies. I have most of them as PDFs and they are thematically organized in a folder on OneDrive. Do I keep them there, or should I make the effort to transfer them over to a dedicated "Studies" notebook on Evernote? Plus side: Evernote has better search capabilities, easy to transfer PDFs straight from the Internet via the web clipper; and, best of all, you can take notes on those studies right from within the note to which the relevant PDFs are attached to. Negative side: These studies occupy a fair bit of space (2GB and counting) and transferring them will take up a fair bit of time and be very dull. For the referencing side of things, the best tool I've found is Zotero. Websites - Presumably, bookmarks. Though I find Chrome's bookmarks to be somewhat buggy (changes don't immediately register and sometimes revert) and not very convenient to use. Is there anything better? Videos (from YouTube, Liveleak, etc) - Downloading them and hosting them on Evernote or cloud storage is of course unrealistic except for a very few exceptions. Again, bookmarks? But problem with bookmarks is that they are quite primitive, with no embedded way to assign tags, ratings, etc. E-Books, Music, Pictures - Far too big to effectively store in Evernote; it's not what it is designed for, after all. Conventional storage on hard drive, I assume...? My Photos - This is a puzzle. It's easy and very convenient to do with cloud storage nowadays because camera phones can automatically sync with OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. On the other hand, they consequently require a fair bit of custom organization (by date, event, etc) to avoid becoming an undecipherable mishmash. I suspect the cloud storage solution is best, but select photos can be exported and used to illustrate the Diary. "Portfolio" - A comprehensive collection of all the work you yourself have done so that it is all on hand in one convenient place (e.g. articles, books/book chapters, video appearances, programs, musical compositions, podcasts, blog posts, artistic pieces, etc). What's better for this - a folder on cloud storage, or a notebook in Evernote? I am leaning towards cloud storage. Anyhow, please feel free to chime in with your own solutions to these various organizational issues. I am generally interested in finding out how other people do things. PS. As you might guess from the above, I suffer from a bit of a compulsive-obsessive disorder when it comes to organization. I recognize that some people effectively just organize more or less on the fly, in an ad hoc manner. That's fine, of course. But I want to figure out a comprehensive/optimal system in terms of ease (it should be natural to operate, not be a chore), accessibility (can be accessed across multiple devices with access to the Internet), and security (of said data). This is what this post is about.
  23. I am fairly new to Evernote and I have watched videos on HOW TO use Evernote and it have seen what appears to be subfolders/notebooks. I have tried to make a subfolder of a Notebook but Evernote just makes a new Notebook and not a sub Notebook/folder. If I want to have a main folder such as Home Repairs then have subfolders say expenses, labor, etc. How do I make one of these sub folders of the main folder?
  24. I'm always trying to find ways to make my Evernote organization better. I have about a dozen main notebooks and a lot of stacks. I've also taken to naming conventions to keep things organized (i.e. "Patterns," "Techniques" and "General") but I'm not loving that format (things are still tricky to find!) and I think there has to be better ways. What are ways you have found to keep track of your life—especially your crafty life—in Evernote? How do you use tags, notebooks, stacks, titles and/or body copy to find easily keep and find what you need at your fingertips?
  25. Hye all Evernote community members I'd like to get your advice. I use evernote for two main uses : Getting Things Done, and to take notes about books or articles i study, in order to remenber things better in the future (i only have to read the note again and not the complete article) I'd like to separate these two things (a "to do" part and "resume" part), or to have only my "Things to do" taken into account. What would you suggest me to do ? Best regards
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