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How To Use Evernote to Organize Your Life

By Sheetal B. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Use Evernote to Organize Your Life
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Evernote is a lightweight content management software available over the Internet. It is one of the complete solutions for all your content organization requirements, right from your important emails, your work chats, web clippings and documents. Evernote is a cross-platform software and works on all operating systems including android and iOS.

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Why Evernote?

Evernote uses a very familiar and intuitive structure that even a child can learn how to use. You can organize content using different classifications likes Notes, Notebooks, Stacks and Cabinets etc. Using this intuitive system, you get to know what goes where as soon as you see the name. This simplicity and unique organization system makes keeping everything nice and organized simple and fun.

How To Use Evernote to Organize Your Life - Why Evernote?

How to organize using Evernote

1. The basic document or file is the Note. You select the "New Note" option from the File menu and create a new note. Each note has to be part of a Notebook. By default, it goes in the default notebook, but you can rename notebooks and stacks and have your notes in named notebooks, organised into different stacks and cabinets.

2. You can create new notebooks, as per your requirement, and add corresponding notes to the notebooks. So there, you have multiple notebooks now.

3. You can create stacks of notebooks and organize them they way you wish. That way you can add a little more order to your work.

4. You can also add tags to your notes to make them accessible. This will make finding a note much easier when later in time you forget the heading, the notebook or the stack that you had put the note into.

5. You can add reminders to your notes or notebooks, and it keeps showing until you mark it as done, or clear the reminder. It also sends a reminder via email when you set it for a particular date.

6. It keeps syncing your work every 5 to 10 minutes, with which you can rest assures that you are not going to lose any important data, even if you have forgotten to save your work.

7. You can convert your notes to slides and make a presentation with the click of a button called "Present".

8. You can also add locations to your notes to organize them in more than one way, and even few them as an atlas.

Use Evernote Wherever You Are

Evernote lets you take web clippings and save them as a note too. It allows attaching images to the notes and exporting notes as XML files to be used in other web applications too.

It offers free download for the basic version, or a plus version at a very reasonable price per year. For a little more you can get the all inclusive premium version with extra features. So now you know how to use Evernote - a convenient tool to organize your life.

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