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  1. I work in Corporate America. I invest in real estate on the side. I am married with no kids. I am quite OCD, especially about organization. I have spent countless hours researching how other people use Evernote to 'remember everything' and 'get things done'. I have spent significantly more hours setting up this system than I have saved using this system. Hopefully that will change. Anyway, I wanted to share how I organize Evernote, which is really just The Secret Weapon (TSW) slightly tweaked for my personal needs. This system, in my opinion, limits decisions points (i.e., where should I put this note and how should it be tagged?), effectively tracks action items through to completion, and allows me to save and organize everything else. I will try to keep this explanation clear and concise; here it goes... Limited number of notebooks. I have four: !inbox - Everyone seems to have this one down. This is my default notebook where all notes start before being filed and tagged. Work and personal emails, webclips, random notes and ideas, etc. Case in point, I am writing this in a note that is currently in my !Inbox folder. Action Items (2) - This is a notebook stack for my notes that require action. There are two notebooks inside: Open and Complete. I'm sure you can guess what's in each. Cabinet - Essentially, this is a notebook for all notes that don't require action. I put meeting notes, receipts, webclips, etc. in this notebook. Contextual TaggingI only use tags for context. The tags answer where, when, and what. where - All notes get a where tag. This answers what part of my life the note pertains to (e.g., @work, @home) when - All Open Action Item notes get a when tag. This is how I prioritize notes requiring action. Each of these tags are mutually exclusive. Once the Open Action Item is completed, I remove the when tag and move the note to the Complete notebook. Below is a description of each when tag: what - I use this tag for notes that go in the Cabinet folder. It helps me quickly find things like receipts, meeting minutes, templates, webclips, etc. Not all notes in the Cabinet get a what tag, but many do. 1-now - get it done today / tomorrow 2-next - get it done this week 3-later - get it done within two to four weeks 4-someday - get it done someday 5-waiting - getting it done is dependent on action by someone else (e.g., you are waiting for someone to reply to your email) TSW recommends a who context as well, but for me that was spiraling out of control quickly, so I nixed it. If a note is associated with a certain person, I usually just try to make sure their name is included in the note itself. Here is a screenshot of my system: I hope this helps at least one person out there!
  2. Those who are using either GTD, or TSW with Evernote. How do you do it? If a Note is made Actionable, but would require dual or multiple-Actions? Do you duplicate Notes and use them for different actions? or do you simply make use of a single Note and re-purpose / re-use them as needed?
  3. For those of you who are GTD fans, we just released a new GTD® & Evernote® Setup Guide. Two different versions available for Mac and Windows desktop. Lots of great GTD tips, tricks, and strategies from David Allen & team for configuring Evernote Notebooks for projects, next actions, and reference Notebooks. You can find them here: https://secure.davidco.com/store/catalog/Setup-Guides-p-1-c-263.php Hope you find this useful for your GTD practice!
  4. Hi Evernote and GTD lovers, I'm Karol, the CEO of OneMln, the developer of www.everdo.it I've started this thread as we will soon be launching our 2do and calendar app that synchronizes with Evernote. It reads your notes and allows to process them in EverDo.it. EverDo.it allows creating tasks / events out of notes or part of them. It also allows you to put an event / task to your calendar. The iPad version will be available this month. iPhone and Android in January and February. So to sum it up - EverDo.it adds the GTD experience to Evernote :-) You're all invited to comment on our GTD app for Evernote lovers Would really appreciate your feedback! What kind of features would you expect? What are your wishes? Regards, Karol
  5. Hey there :-) Our app for iPad has been chosen the Best Evernote Business Integration: SmartTM in the Evernote DevCup 2013 Click here to read more We are currently searching for Web and iPhone beta testers - the tests should start really any day. Contact us using the contact form on our website here: Contact Thanks, Karol
  6. Hi, as we have joined the Evernote DevCup 2013, I would like to invite all of you to a Google Hangout on July 2nd, 2 PM EST (NY). We will present the app and would be more than happy about your feedback. If you are interested, please contact us at: support@smartgtd.com Thanks, Karol
  7. Hello Friends, let me introduce myself. I'm Karol, the CEO of a company that will shortly launch SmartGTD, a brand new app for Getting Things Done and Evernote lovers. We would be more than delighted if some of you would be willing to join us and support our efforts on the creation of a useful tool. All of you that are interested, are more than welcomed. Just shoot me an email at: karol@smartgtd.com Currently we are looking for iPad, iPhone and web beta testers. Sorry for not putting this message in Japanese language, but during my visits to Japan I was able to learn only the words that allowed me to cope with daily activities :-) Thank you a lot. Karol
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