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5 Reasons to Give Evernote a Second Chance

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Evernote (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I should get a commission from Evernote because I literally tell everyone I meet about it. It’s one of the top-rated productivity apps in the iTunes App Store and I couldn’t live without it. But people tell me all the time that they’ve downloaded it but could just “never get into it,” or make it work for them.

I get that – Evernote does require a little bit of a commitment at first to be really useful. Usually, I pass along some great advice from LifeHacker.com about how to use Evernote effectively, but sometimes people just want the basics.

Here is my own list of Tips and Tricks to help make Evernote work for you:

1.  Use it Often: The more you use it the more useful it becomes. Believe me. Notes in Evernote last forever, unlike that post-it stuck to your cell phone. When you can go back through weeks of to-do lists and can breathe easy that you didn’t miss a single thing, you’ll know what I mean. Read more

Shortlisted: Sticky Notes for Your iPhone

shortlisted smallHappy Friday! Today I’m introducing a new feature called “Shortlisted” where I will highlight one of my favorite things each week. (Yes, a la Oprah.) Because what good are fabulous things if you don’t share them?

Sticky Notes for Your Phone

Just in time for the release of the iPhone 5s, the first item to be shortlisted are awesome post-it notes for your iPhone called “Paperback.”

I actually have a regular-sized sticky note on the back of my phone most days.  Just so I remember to do something when I walk through the door or it’s a good way to keep track of a few quick items I need to grab at Sephora or the grocery store.  

These great stickies have a mostly-adhesive back so they lay flat on your phone at all times, making them perfect when I’m running errands and am constantly tossing my phone in and out of my bag.

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Evernote: An App to Organize Your Life

I basically tell anyone who will listen to me about how amazing Evernote is. It’s an app and website that keeps track of nearly anything you want it to. A friend who is also obsessed with it once called it an “extension of her mind.” I think that’s pretty accurate. Anything you want to keep track of but might forget — should go into Evernote.

Here’s how I’m using it: Read more