Evernote Essentials Extra: Remember the Rare


Many of the people I’ve turned onto Evernote find it invaluable. Others, however, underutilize the service and, as a result, don’t see what the big deal is. That’s where Evernote Essentials: The Definitive Getting Started Guide for Evernote by Brett Kelly comes in. As Brett explains:

The amount of information we want and need to keep track of today is, frankly, ridiculous. Not long ago, my desk was covered with piles of financial statements, medical records, automotive service receipts — and that didn’t even include everything dealing with my job. We all struggle to keep our information organized and accessible, but without the right tool for the job, it can seem impossible. Thankfully, a tool like Evernote excels at doing exactly that — it’s a single place to organize everything that’s important to you. The tricky part is learning how best to use it so that all of those bits of information are a few clicks away when you need them.

The 95-page PDF guide is a great way to get up and running with Evernote AND ensure you are getting the most from it. We reached out to Brett and asked him to share a few additional tips that aren’t in the book. We posted the first the other day and now we are back with the second.

Remember the Rare- Documenting processes you only do every so often: I’ve had to clean out the P-trap under my kitchen sink a handful of times over the years and I always approach it with trepidation because I never really recall how to do it. Quickly document the steps to your common (yet infrequent) household tasks and stick them into Evernote.

It is a great idea since, no matter how much we might plan on remembering those activities we do rarely, we inevitably forget a few steps after time has passed. Why not use Evernote in place of your faulty memory.

Evernote Essentials is a must for new Evernote users and has something to teach those who are more seasoned too.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.