I’ve been using Evernote almost a decade now. The program was still in private beta when I started. Since 2008, it’s become my digital brain. In the past, I used binders or file cabinets to store project papers, research, contracts, even paper-napkin brainstorms. Now all that goes in Evernote. Organization, retrieval, and sharing are easy. […]
I started journaling a little over a year ago. It has become a regular part of my morning ritual. It has helped me clarify my thinking, process my feelings, and make better decisions.
However, like most people, I struggled with consistency. I wanted to journal. I was convinced of the benefits. But I found myself blowing it off with increasing frequency.
Several months ago I stumbled onto something that solved the problem. Not one hundred percent of the time, but most of the time.
Honestly, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. It seemed too simple.
But I shared it with my wife, Gail, who was struggling with consistency herself. After successfully using it for a few weeks, she said, “Honey, you have got to blog about this.”
If you’ve followed my blog for more than a few months, you know I love Evernote. It is an application I use every day. It’s not only my digital brain, it’s the main tool I use to implement my personal productivity system. But I’ve found myself using the mobile version of Evernote less and less […]
In this episode, Stu McLaren (who filled in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt) and I discuss how to get the most out of Evernote. Evernote is a cloud-based, information organization app. But you probably knew that, right? The system already boasts over 100 million subscribers. Why? Because it’s the one of the few apps […]
Welcome to Season 4, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to get the most out of Evernote. Evernote is a cloud-based, information organization app. But you probably knew that, right? The system already boasts over […]
I use Evernote for everything. It’s my second brain. And it’s also my secret weapon for creating more powerful blog posts in less time than ever before. I’ll tell you how. Not only is Evernote easy to use across all my devices, but I’ve developed workflows and workarounds that enable me to be more efficient […]
Everyone knows I geek out when it comes to new technology. But sometimes old tech is the best tech, and that goes for taking notes. Last fall information guru Clay Shirky banned the use of laptops and other digital devices in his NYU classroom. It remains a controversial move. Not only students, but even other […]
When it comes to achieving our goals, the biggest challenge usually isn’t a lack of resources or time. It’s our own memory. It doesn’t matter how big or important a goal is, if we don’t review it, it’ll fade from memory. It’s almost as simple as the old saying: “Out of sight, out of mind.”
I use a lot of apps. Actually, more than a lot. I’m always downloading, using, and experimenting, trying to find the very best. There are hundreds of thousands of possible apps to use, just for your mobile device. Throw in desktop and web applications and the number is nearly infinite.
I often refer to Evernote as my digital brain. It has replaced my physical filing cabinet, allowing me to go completely digital. It is where I store anything I need to reference later. But Evernote can quickly become unwieldy if you don’t have a system for using it. It doesn’t have to be complex, but […]
Evernote is one of those rare apps I can’t seem to outgrow. I am always finding new uses for it. In this post, I share twelve ways to use Evernote you might find useful, and perhaps, even surprising.
I have been asked numerous times about which iPad applications I use. These are my top ten favorites. They are the ones I am using daily.