Organization is the key to keeping your business at its best, but that’s always easier said than done, right?
There are so many tools out there that claim to help us keep all the little things that come up in the course of daily business filed and organized, but too many people just have no idea of how to really put those tools to work.
Take Evernote for instance. It’s one of the most popular apps out there, but 90% of people that use Everote are only scratching the surface of what it’s capable of. Sure, it’s good for taking notes and accessing them later, but that’s only the beginning.
Are you ready to really get the most out of this free app? Then follow our guide to the 5 easy ways to use Evernote more effectively:
- Use Evernote on all your devices
There is no modern smart device that doesn’t support Evernote. Download the app on your phone, your tablet, your laptop, and even your smartwatch. It’s easy to sync up all these devices to your account so you can access your notes and files whenever you want, wherever you are.
- Enhance Evernote on your phone
When you access Evernote on your phone, you’re not limited to typing out little notes as if you’re texting. Use your phone’s camera to capture documents and save them instantly as notes for easy access later. In fact, if you were to take a picture of someone’s business card, Evernote can even recognize the characters on the card and file the information appropriately. All without you having to type a thing.
- Take advantage of your Evernote email address
When you sign up for Evernote, you’ll be provided with an address you can email to create a note. This is an easy way to file important emails without having to copy-paste into an app. Save the email address into your contacts, hit forward on any email you want to archive, and bam! It’s as easy at that.
- Overfiling is better than underfiling
The biggest mistake that people make with Evernote is NOT USING IT. It’s for more than your meeting notes. Anything you think you might want access to later – file it! Business cards, lecture slides, web pages, flyers, newspaper clippings, whatever – anything you might want to search for later, take a picture of it and add it to your Evernote files. It’s easy to label stuff and search for it later. You never know if it’ll come in handy.
- Capture useful webpages at the click of a button
Evernote has Web Clipper extensions for all the major browsers that let you capture website data with the click of a button. Whether it’s the entire page or just a highlighted section, you can store info for easy access and searching later on.
As you can see, it’s easy to get amazing results from Evernote without spending a single penny on it. But if you really love Evernote and want to use it for easy collaboration among your team members, consider purchasing Evernote for Business. You can create public notes that everyone can access, letting people share info, collaborate on projects, and work together more easily than ever before.
The team at OffSite IT are your Chicago, IL and Southern California IT experts – we’re your guide to improving how you do business every day with the right tools. To learn more ways to improve productivity without sacrificing your budget, contact us at (866) 828- or 6674info@offsiteIT.com .