023: Tech Tuesday – Evernote

023: Tech Tuesday – Evernote

How Can You Better Organize Your Work?

On today’s Tech Tuesday episode, we’re going to talk about one of my favorite tools.


If you’ve never used Evernote I don’t think we can be friends. OK, totally not true… as long as you give it a try.

Evernote is a cross platform app (meaning you can access it on your phone, computer, tablet and lawn mower — I think they’re still working on this one).

I love that, first and foremost because I use it in different ways on each of those… except the lawn mower.

At it’s heart, it’s a place to store notes electronically. But it’s so much more.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the ways you can use it and how I use it from different platforms.

OK, so, let’s start with my phone.

Generally, with the phone version, I mostly use it for searching for and retrieving notes I’ve previously created.

But I sometimes will use it to auto dictate notes into Evernote from my phone as well.

From your phone, you can create a text note, scan something into a note with your phone’s camera, hand write, attach, record audio and more. It really has a lot of functionality.

And as an aside, the structure of Evernote’s system is pretty cool too. Each note has a title that you give it. And then you can assign an unlimited number of tags to a note (for different categories you created) or place notes into folders as well.

The searchability is one of my favorite aspects of the whole thing.

Now, on to the other way I use it. On my laptop. On a laptop, you can use the native app by itself or also install a Chrome Browser plugin.

The nice thing about the plugin is that it creates a little button that lets you quickly save a whole web page, just an article on a page, bookmark the page, take a screen shot and more. And it comes with a lot of editing tools to go along with that.

Even if you just use the regular desktop app version, it’s still a great way to capture or type things out.

If you’re already an Evernote user, I’m sure you’re just sitting there nodding your head, resonating with the awesomeness that is, in fact, Evernote.

If you haven’t tried it, just search for Evernote just about anywhere and you’ll find the app.

Then, search for “how to use Evernote” and you’ll also find some great tips and techniques people have developed to help you make the most out of it.

I’d love to hear from you about how you like to use Evernote. You can email me at   shawn@shawnwashburn.com. I read every one and would love to hear from you.

You could share a screenshot from your podcast player or just send them to shawnwashburn.com.    Thank you so much.