Evernote Quick Start

Welcome to The Evernote Quick Start Guide

Evernote is the heart of my productivity system.

It’s my digital brain and partner in crime.  

This course will help you master the Evernote basics in the easiest, most efficient way possible.

You’ll learn everything you need to know to start using Evernote to its full potential straight away.

So if you are ready to add this powerful tool to your productivity toolkit, let’s dive in. 

Key takeaways:

  • Evernote is your digital bank account: a searchable vault full of valuable, interesting information. 
  • Evernote has three main versions: a desktop app, a browser app, and a mobile app. Your info syncs across all the different apps.
  • The more information you put in, the more valuable your account will be.

Action points:

  • If you don’t have one already, set up your Evernote account
  • Install the desktop and mobile apps on all your devices
  • Install the Evernote Web Clipper to your favorite browser

The Evernote Grand Tour

Key takeaways:

  • You can use Evernote to create basic notes, make checklists, add tables etc.
  • Evernote has a strong search capability.
  • You can work on shared notes with other people.
  • You don’t have to use an elaborate notebook structure!

Action points:

  • Create two new tags: !Personal and $Business

Creating Starter Notes

Key takeaways:

  • A starter note contains valuable information you need to access often.

Action points:

Creating Anchor Notes

Key takeaways:

  • An anchor note is a catch-all note that has all the relevant info on a specific subject.
  • Keeping your anchor notes in the shortcuts bar makes them super easy to find.

Action points:

  • What type of anchor note would be really useful for you? Create it in Evernote and drag it to your shortcuts bar.

Using the Evernote Web Clipper

Key takeaways:

  • The Evernote web clipper works in your favorite browser. Use it to save and tag interesting articles you come across. 

Action points:

  • Install the Evernote web clipper (if you haven’t yet.)
  • Use the clipper to save interesting, relevant info you come across over the next five days.

Evernote on Mobile

Key takeaways:

  • The Evernote mobile app lets you access your digital brain anytime, anywhere.
  • You can use the camera to capture business cards, scribbles and documents and save them straight to Evernote.

Action points:

  • Download the Evernote mobile app (if you haven’t already) and start using it to capture business cards, handwritten notes and other interesting info you come across. 

Developing the Evernote Habit

Action points:

  • Over the next week, every time you see a valuable piece of information save it to Evernote. Snap a pic of that bar napkin you were scribbling on. Make a note on your phone while walking the dog. Take a picture of that business card before you lose it.
  • Create your anchor notes and start using them daily. 

What now?

Like any new tool, Evernote will take some getting used to.

But if you make it a part of your personal productivity system it can be an invaluable asset.

Give it time. Work with it and let it grow with you. 

In time Evernote will become your very own digital sidekick.

Evernote Quick Start

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