What to use Evernote for?

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  1. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    I was recently gifted with Evernote Premium, but so far I never really use note taking applications.

    I'm wondering in what way I can use it for? What do you do with it? Do you have any ideas?
     
  2. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I use it to jot down reminders. I also made inventory lists of the stuff I own, etc..
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    What do you do for a living and what do you usually do with your phone?

    I keep PDF manuals, scans, some reference videos I ripped off YouTube, and some noteworthy articles I want to go back to eventually.
     
  4. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a student. I use it mainly for phone calls, internet, social stuff and taking photos from time to time.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Should have said what do you usually use your Mac for! But hmmm. You usually get handouts and stuff? I usually came home and scanned them in so I didn't have to carry them around in my bag.
     
  6. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use my Mac for pretty everything you can do with it. (internet, mails, office, media consumption, ...)

    I guess that would be an idea... Do you need a scanner for that?
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yes, I'd recommend a scanner if you're going to do that.
     
  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I pretty much use for any graphic example, web page (webpage clipper), notes, recipes, sketches, meeting notes, and photos of white board notes and drawings for work.

    I don't scan personal stuff though. I don't trust cloud services yet to put items that have account numbers etc in.

    I have over 1000 notes in my account.
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I have almost completely digitized my life with Evernote. I save all my paycheck stubs in there, important documents and statements, useful computer tricks or procedures that I need but don't use very often and all sorts of other things.
     
  10. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    These are the things I can't seem to bring myself to save. I use an encrypted .DMG file to store all of those files. I started out doing some of the above, but when they were compromised a few years ago, I stopped.

    I do love the fact it all right there at your finger tips though! That part I miss.

    I might start doing it again. Might.
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yeah I can understand the apprehension. I use True Crypt to make an encrypted volume inside my Dropbox account to store the most sensitive documents I have.
     
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    There is also the option to selectively encrypt text in an Evernote note by highlighting and right-clicking it and choosing the encryption option.
     
  13. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    If you have an iPhone don't buy a scanner, get the Scannable app.
     
  14. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I was already wondering if I could just use a camera app instead.
     
  15. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    Scannable is so nice, it's made by Evernote & integrates so well with it and its free !
     
  16. rhett7660, Jan 12, 2015
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    Oh! I did not know this, what about images?............. Learn something new ever day. Looking into this now.
     
  17. JuryDuty macrumors 6502

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    I think the more appropriate title for this thread should be, "What CAN'T I use Evernote for?" :p

    I started using Evernote a couple years ago and now my whole life is in there.

    The truth is, Evernote can become nearly anything you want it to be...but that's also why it's so hard to "learn"--because there's no immediate structure. It's kinda like handing someone a blank notebook and saying, "Here's your budget book" or "Here's your memory book" or "here's your todo list." Unless you can figure some of it out through looking at other people's examples, it can be tricky.

    I recommend Michael Hyatt's blog. He uses it a lot and has some great examples.

    I use Evernote for:
    1. Goal Tracker
    2. Kindle book note logger
    3. Games collection keeper
    4. Movie collection keeper
    5. Blog backup
    6. Freelance notes
    7. Web article archive
    8. Receipt archive (I use Scannable and a Scansnap scanner)
    9. Guitar sheet music archive
    10. ebooks archive
    11. User manuals archive
    12. Rewards cards holder
    13. Software serial number repository
    14. Meeting notes
    15. Book submission logger
    16. Etc, etc!
     

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