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ChrisO'Neil became the new Evernote CEO almost 9 months ago. Other than a short memo, I have not seen much (any) solid information on the status of the program. O'Neil's final sentence in his introductory memo said: " I look forward to sharing more specific details with you in the months ahead. In the meantime, please send your thoughts to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org." I know the rumor is a large re-write of the program is coming sometime. But I'd like to see some sort of activity (actual communication) from the marketing group in this forum. All I see in the media about Evernote are the stories about the terminations and multiple senior management departures from the company.
Hi everyone, I have been reading through forum posts to find information, but figured I'd start a dialog of my own. I want this post to be a series of "Is evernote right for this use case?" questions. I'm really just trying to start a dialog with Evernote experts that are used to problem solving in the context of this system. If Evernote isn't right for any of these, I know you'll correct me. Or if Evernote is the right system for these cases, but we need to implement a notebook stack infrastructure/sharing/business library system that's different than what we have, then please feel free to point me to articles or tell me what we should be doing. I appreciate it. As it stands, we're looking to potentially implement Evernote in our business model for 3 things: 1. Process tracking At our business, we have to hand a single item off between people for them to complete tasks. Essentially this is equivalent to a routing sheet. One department gets the sheet, they check off their task, and then send the item on its way to the next department to do the same. However, these are all digital things, so tracking them is simultaneously difficult and important. Is Evernote (or any integration therein: Zapier, a trunk item, etc) right for us? 2. Collaboration Many times, we will type up things that don't quite require a google-docs type setting, but want to re-version and make edits to a single document. What we can't have, however, is little slip ups that lead to conflicting changes, or at least not frequently. Has anyone set up a system to do this sort of thing? For a concrete example: I work on an R&D team, and many times we finely craft an email as a group, adding details where necessary. We don't necessarily want to have a google doc, but would like to be able to look back at the email if we have to. Another example would be a coding style guide that we develop together. We would like to have a few people access the document for edits, and the entire company be able to see the document without editing it. 3. Communication We have out-of-office personnel that need to communicate on a daily basis with us. We have notebooks set up to receive emails with @notebookname specifications, and office personnel that check those notebooks throughout the day. We've run into a few issues here: The notes aren't named by default if the subject line is "@notebookname" The notes aren't signed by default if their email isn't configured to do so Once in the notebook, assigning tasks is a cluster due to diffusion of responsibility (4 other people can see this note, so surely they'll take care of it!) I know these issues sound like our users are children, but we'd like to implement our system in a fool-proof way. (Or as close as it gets) Another issue here is: once the out-of-office personnel have evernote clients and can just drop notes in notebooks manually, if they leave an area of wireless service, a response doesn't send, and an office staff member changes a note, how much potential is there for system error with notes syncing over eachother without alert (or even with alert?) __________ Again, thanks for your time. Any input on these items is greatly appreciated!
It’s true, what the title says above – Evernote literally busted out the baby powder and gave me the ole “one-two.” And, I’m not ashamed to say that I liked it … or moreover the present tense – liking it! What’s sad is that it’s actually taken me a couple of years to actually figure out Evernote’s true potential, in a sense of what I could truly be using it for. You see, I’ve been nickle-and-diming my way through Evernote. I’d pop it open every once in a blue moon if I’d happened to remember and drop a note or two. Anytime a new app or webservice would come about, I’d give it a try just to see how it’d interact with Evernote … then I’d be on my way again. In a true, all-out irony, I didn’t have my “coming to Evernote” moment until a couple days ago. I was talking to one of my newer guys about storyboarding and scriptwriting when I suggested he take a look at Evernote. I explained to him the basics (at least the basics as I understood them then (all two days ago)), and told him that it might be a tool that would hang well from his toolbelt. After talking to him, and explaining some of the benefits of Evernote, that’s when it truly hit me – how could I be a good leader and mentor and make a recommendation on something that I barely had the basic concept of? Truth be told, I couldn’t. So like a crack fiend, I’ve started on an Evernote bender that’s still got no end in sight. Lynda.com Like a fist bump, Lynda can make you feel all good and tingly inside and is usually one of my first reference stops to get a general feel for an application or service. Her content for Evernote was a bit dated, but it did give me some new insights that I hadn’t thought of or even considered. Total course time was less than two hours, but worth it. ScreenCastsOnline.com Once I was done with Lynda, I headed over to check out my buddy Don McCallister, where he hosted a three-part series on Evernote 5, just this past January. It was here that I truly got the Evernote Bug. Don’s screencasts are always top-notch and he certianly didn’t hold anything back this time either. Evernote Forums It was about this time that I began perusing the Evernote forums, trying to obtain as much knowledge as possible while scrolling through post after post … I believe my internet-osmosis was in overdrive. I’ve picked up quite a few tips-and-tricks in these last few hours, not to mention some workflow ideas that have blown me away. Now I’m nowhere close to being an Evernote savant (unless it’s of the idiot variety), but I know more today than I did yesterday. And, I know a lot more now than I knew when I suggested Evernote to one of my employees. I am quite interested to see where this productive journey into Evernote will lead, and I’m also extremely interested in hearing how some of you use Evernote for the following: Social Business Team Task Management Profit & Loss, Expenses, Budget Any tips or insight is greatly appreciated. Now, back to the grind in an effort to flip the roles that the title of the post implied. Michael