#EvernoteEveryDay - Day 4: Reminders

This is a feature that everyone can and should use. Need to remember to write/publish that blog post? Need to pick up the items from the grocery store? Need to remember to call and check if you have to report for jury duty?

You can create a reminder in as little as 5 steps.

  1. Click on the clock icon
  2. Select Set DateDate
  3. Select the date
  4. Select the time
  5. Select Save

That's it and that's all folks. Take any note and make a reminder of it. No need to clutter up your calendar or download another app. Let Evernote help you every day!

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#EvernoteEveryDay - Day 3: Email

Find yourself spending time combing through email to look for directions, documents or just stuff? Have several email accounts and can't remember which account had the info? Need a reminder to complete a task for your to do list? Then the email to Evernote feature is for you! 

It is really simple.

  1. Find your Evernote email (requires a paid subscription)
  2. Android: Settings > Account Info > Evernote email is in the list
  3. IPhone: Settings (select your username) > General > Evernote email
  4. Mac: Username > Account info > Email notes to > Evernote email
  5. Windows: Tools > Account Info > Email notes to > Evernote email

Now you have your Evernote email add it as a contact to whatever email accounts you use. 

To save the email to Evernote, forward the email to the Evernote address. The subject becomes the title for the note. If you want the note to go somewhere other than the default notebook, use the following in the subject to customize: 

  • @notebook - where you use the notebook name you want the email to be saved to
  • #tag - to put the tags you want on the note
  • !date - to add a reminder for the note at a later time

BONUS: You can add an email to an existing note with +ExistingNoteTitle at the end of the subject line. 

Here are a few examples:

Home Depot fans @Rehab Project #receipt #living room - Keep all your electronic receipts for a project or tax purposes

Social media training trial @Training #Instagram !10/30/17 - Cancel a trial if you don't want to keep the service

Basketball physical needed @David !11/1/17 - Schedule a physical for your son so he can participate in sports

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#EvernoteEveryDay - Day 2: Evernote Webclipper

What is it? 

One of the greatest features of Evernote is the web clipper. The web clipper allows you to save content from the web to your notebooks. It is an extension for your web browser. It is not a separate application, so you do not have to worry about installing an additional application. You use this feature right inside the browser that you already use.

Browsers you can use

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Safari

All of the above browsers are supported on both Windows and Mac computers except Internet Explorer.

Why is this a benefit?

  • One place to go for all saved information - No more searching around for which browser you bookmarked the page, what application you copied and pasted the content or where in your 8,542 pictures you took a screenshot
  • Access content no matter what device you are using
  • Save different types of content, from a simple web page to a PDF attachments

What can I save? 

  • Article - Web content without the navigation panes and is adjustable. The area not saved is grayed out on your preview
  • Simplified article - Web content without the navigation panes, menus or ads. The areas not saved is deleted in your preview
  • Full page - The entire contents of a web page indicated by a green border around the content.
  • Bookmark - Saves the title of the page, a link for the URL and a short description
  • Screenshot - Allows you to select a portion of the page to save

What else can I do?

  • Change the name of my note
  • Change the account to save the note to
  • Select the notebook to save to
  • Add tags
  • Add comments
  • General options

What are these general options? 

  • Notebook selection
  • Tag Selection
  • Default clip action
  • After clip
  • Related results
  • PDF page button
  • Error logs

See the Evernote gallery for screenshots of what these options look like.

Check out this video from Evernote to see it in action: The Evernote Web Clipper

Now if you still haven't gotten Evernote, go ahead and sign up here: Evernote via Bytes and Buds and get started with using #EvernoteEveryDay

P.S. The Evernote Web Clipper works on your mobile browsers too!

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#EvernoteEveryDay - Day 1: Evernote App

Welcome to #EvernoteEveryDay!

To start make sure that you have Evernote on the device you use most. The best thing about Evernote is that it is accessible on all device types:

  • Android devices
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Evernote for the web

Having this flexibility is what makes Evernote an invaluable tool. No matter the device or place you can access your information.

To get started sign up on the web here: Evernote.

This will allow you to use Evernote on the web indefinitely and install Evernote and sync on two devices. It will also allow you to clip web pages, search for text inside images and share notes. This version allows you to have up to 60 MB of uploads a month. I recommend signing up with your Google account so that you have one less password to remember.

If you have more than 2 devices that you regularly use you might consider Evernote Plus. The cost is less than 10 cents a day. The Plus version allows you to sync to all your devices. In addition you access notes offline, forward emails into Evernote and lock your mobile Evernote app with a passcode. All great features that will be covered in our #EvernoteEveryDay series. This version allows you to have up to 1 GB of uploads a month.

To take advantage of all of the features of Evernote you can sign up for the Premium version. Premium allows you to also search for text in PDFs and Office documents, annotate PDFs and scan and digitize business cards. This version allows you to have up to 10 GB of uploads a month. The cost is less than 20 cents a day.

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Looking forward to interacting with you during #EvernoteEveryDay

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9 Great ways to resuse coffee grounds in your home and garden

WAIT! Don't throw those used coffee grounds in trash!

Do your part for the environment and recycle them in the ways that make you happy double time!

  1. Fertilizer - You can easily create fertilizer by mixing about a 4 ounces (half a cup) of coffee grounds to one gallon of water. Let it steep overnight and then use on acid loving plants like roses and gardenias
  2. Compost - This one is easy, just throw it in the compost bin. It provides lots of nitrogen to the mix and to your plants
  3. Plant and boost seed production - Mix your carrot and radish seeds in with coffee grounds for easier sowing and to give these acid loving veggies a boost. You might even double your harvest with this trick! Try it with other seeds too. 
  4. Cat repellent - Sprinkle coffee grounds in the soil to keep them from digging in your plants
  5. Clean grease - use a little bit of the grounds to those tough pots and pans to help remove grease. Make sure that you do not try this on non-stick pans as they have sensitive finishes. 
  6. Remove odors from hands - After some smelly items like fish and onions  and even outdoor odors you can use coffee grounds to minimize the smell. Rubbing the grounds on your hands before the soap helps to absorb odors. Add some liquid soap and now you have a DIY scrub!
  7. Deodorize the garbage disposal - instead of tossing them in trash, put them right in the disposal. You can even let them sit a bit to absorb and mask odors. 
  8. Deodorize the freezer/refrigerator - Have something smelly that you found after weeks, but still can't get rid of the smell. Place a small bowl with coffee grounds in overnight. To give it an extra boost add a couple of drops of vanilla extract to the mix. 
  9. Keep worms alive - Whether you use them for your garden and composting or for fishing, mixing the grounds in with the soil makes for a happy and healthy worm home!

If you have more useful ways to use coffee grounds in your home or garden, please share in the comments below!