If your office looks like the guy on the cover of Office Space—boy do we have some advice for you. Use Evernote to declutter your desktop (–and life–).
Evernote is a fantastic little piece of software that can help you sort emails, use virtual post-its, have a virtual whiteboard, make to-do lists and more. Unfortunately it can be a little intimidating because of its flexibility and magical Gandalf-the-White-Wizard powers, but once you wrap your head around it you will never go back. Once you have yourself organized, and hooked-on, Evernote you will notice a marked improvement in your workflow and you’ll be able to take on an increased workload (or you can sit back with a beer with the extra time…either way).
What YOU Can Do With It:
1. Create Content
Evernote is a bang-up tool for for capturing ideas and turning them into content. Its digital notebook qualities remind me of a real notebook. You know, like pen and paper. You can use it to draft and store articles and blog posts, store ideas for future content and save inspirational articles that you hope to rip-off one day. This may sound a lot like a word processing software, but trust me—Evernote makes the experience much cooler.
2. To-Do Lists
If you’re like me and constantly have ten things on the go, or at least rattling around in your brain somewhere, then you will love Evernote’s to-do list capabilities. It is a great way not only put all your duties down on paper so that they get done but you can also link it to other items in Evernote like content ideas or webpages. Via Evernote smartphone apps you can even take the list with you on the go.
3. Take Notes
With the virtual whiteboard you can jot down notes in meetings or while you are on the go then send the note to yourself later (with a pop-up reminder if your not putting it on your to-do list). It looks cool (especially on an iPad) so pulling up Evernote won’t get you any heckles from onlookers.
4. Inbox Triage
Hopefully your inbox doesn’t look like mine, but if it does then you NEED Evernote’s Inbox Zero tool. Inbox Zero tool will assist you in deleting, delegating, responding to, and acting on your emails. You can even assign tasks to your to-do list within Evernote from your inbox. Sweet.
5. Idea List
You likely have lots of great ideas that flash into you head daily. You also likely rarely write them down and even more rarely act upon them (or remember to). By creating an idea list you will be able to easily access a quick backlog of ideas. Perhaps you could even put down the i’ve-got-too-much-time-on-my-hands beer and get to work putting these into action.
Through Evernote you can collaborate with your team and share all your Evernote content, schedules, to-do lists, etc. It doesn’t take all the endless revisions that other collaborative software makes you go through so its a realistic tool for collaborating.
Evernote can really tie all your tasks into one and help get you motivated to be more pro-active in the things that matter and cut down on you reactive time.
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