#EvernoteEveryDay - Day 5: Student Success

The largest population that has a need for keeping thorough and accessible notes is students. It does not matter if you are a traditional student, continuing education or mature student while working. The fact remains you need a central place to keep not only your notes, but also any documents associated with a course. 

I personally have used Evernote for my traditional Biology course as well as to study for the PMP exam for example. It allowed me to have everything with me all the time so that I could study whenever I had a free moment. You can keep copies of handouts and other course related documents in a note. If you are a person who prefers to take notes on paper initially you can still get the advantages of having notes in Evernote. You can take a picture/scan your paper notes and keep them in notebook. If the instructor draws images on the board, you can snap those and keep those pictures in Evernote as well. 

Take a look at examples of how I used Evernote to take notes: 

In addition to keeping the notes in Evernote you can use reminders to help you remember what to study. If you missed how to use reminders, check out the post #EvernoteEveryDay - Reminders

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. If you are a student, sign up with your school email for a chance for a discount.

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#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!

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

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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

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

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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.

Once you've signed up Evernote let me know you are on board:

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Looking forward to interacting with you during #EvernoteEveryDay

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