There’s an event coming up next week that’s really a pretty big deal. It’s the Evernote Trunk Conference 2013 and I am super excited to be going. There will be amazing talks, great tips to learn from all the awesome users who show up to meet and share with others, and of course, the fabulous rockstars behind the software. I’m also super geeked to see some of the other Evernote Ambassadors, who are the icing on my green elephant-y cake.
I’ve mentioned Evernote a fair bit here before—it is the digital engine that fuels my kitchen organization and…well, the rest of my life. I’ve talked about 15 ways to get recipes (or anything) into Evernote, how to use it to digitally search your physical cookbooks, and why you should be using the companion app, Evernote Food. But now, with Evernote Trunk just a few days away, I’m gonna take a cue from the fabulous Jenni Lathrop and Daniel Hendrick, among others, and list 10 ways that Evernote made my life better.
10 Ways Evernote Has Improved My Life
1. All of my recipes and cooking notes are in one location, instead of five different websites, three binders, a bunch of loose cards and a stack of a couple dozen old magazines I think I’ll look through again but really won’t.
2. If important mail comes in, I can scan it and toss it. No more piles of things cluttering up my kitchen counters and table.
3. Shared notebooks make it easier to collaborate with other people, both personally and professionally. My office uses Evernote Business, so we can easily access shared meeting notes and project information. My husband and I have a shared notebook with things like scanned bills, info from our dogs’ vets, travel notes, and general household information.
4. With premium, I can toss in files and they’re searchable. I don’t have to spend a lot of time opening one file after another to figure out if it’s the one I need.
5. Livescribe. I can take real notes! On real paper! With a real pen! And still have it all saved digitally into Evernote.
6. I use Skitch to take screenshots for documentation and help guides in my regular job, and all of those get saved to Evernote, so I can easily access them over and over again.
7. Evernote Food means I can not only plan where I want to eat when I travel places, but I can take pictures of my dining experiences there and keep track of not just what I ate but where.
8. Re-organizing is really easy. My productivity style changes on a regular basis; I’m always looking for newer, better ways to organize my life. If I need to change my system in Evernote, doing so is really, really easy thanks to bulk editing.
9. When I redid my pantry, I took an image note of the space and then marked it up in Skitch. I kept a list of all the items I wanted to build or buy in Evernote, along with links and prices. I did the same thing for my garden beds, and I’ll be doing it for every room renovation I eventually do, too.
10. Evernote’s user community is amazingly dedicated and awesome. Every time I talk to someone, whether a beginner or another Ambassador, I learn great new ideas. They are the best help guide ever made.
And that last reason is what makes me the most excited for the conference–I can’t wait to meet up with people and learn some great new tips and tricks, and share my own. If you’re coming to this year’s conference, come find me!