...After hearing a lot of great things about the 'Evernote Essentials guide', I've purchased the pdf and found that there's just way too much information in the guide. The writing is good, but it's just not a good use of time.
I was originally thinking of writing my own version of an Evernote guide, but
1) there are already so many out there and...
2) Evernote recently updated their service such that it only allows syncing notes on TWO devices (unless you pay a monthly fee)...
You have to choose to be productive. Even if you don't have strong willpower, you can do it! You just have to commit.
If you don't categorize your tasks, you are doing things aimlessly and that is not effective.
Make your notifications work FOR you!
Create your own reminders (that show up as notifications) to exercise every morning and plan your day every night
We'll even compare Evernote and Google Keep - spoiler: Keep is not an Evernote replacement. Keep is good for taking quick notes with little formatting, but it is fast and very easy to use.
As we grow more dependent on our digital sidekicks and virtual personal assistants, productivity levels and organization can really soar. Google Keep is far and away a leader in the world of highly versatile organization and productivity tools that help users plan their time and keep track of their lives.
If you’re up against a wall of what seems like too many new ideas to try out, too much functionality to explore, and simply too many tasks, there is a better way!
Developed using proven strategies that gets you where you need to be and keeps you going, "Keep: Getting Stuff Done" is a concise and focused approach to mastering Google Keep. This quick start guide helps you tackle Google Keep head on and get the absolute most out of it.
Learn the essentials to take control of your life’s organization:
• Creating good habits by setting daily reminders (the effective way)
• Categorizing notes for efficient recall
• Clipping links to articles that sync between desktop and mobile devices
Best of all, this instructive guide is presented in plain English and easy-to-follow screenshots, with no unnecessary info – just actionable strategies for getting stuff done.
I'm a software tester and engineer for a huge software company (and was a consultant before that) born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I've created my first website at 13 (this was back in '97) and have just recently created efficientHacks.com to share not-so-well-known advice with users like yourself.
My tech hobbies are designing/coding web applications and critiquing software for their lack of user-friendliness. I also like dabbling around with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and video editing, but not that great at it. I a strong proponent of making things that are helpful to other people.
Currently, I'm enjoying my time with my wife and 2 kids near the sunny city of Seattle (no, it doesn't rain all the time) – Go Seahawks!
You spend too much time on the computer!
I am happy to hear about this. I think EVERYONE should use Keep. It's changed my life! If it doesn't do something I need, I work around it, or use the tons of stuff it does do to get what I needed done. LOVE IT! Looking forward to your publication! -blacksheepnorthville.com
Can you set yourself a reminder to not put your socks there?
Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done!
Step away from your computer to get a drink of water, then come back refreshed and dedicate 45 minutes to read this guide.
(no the book is not that thick like in the photo - and if you're reading that much about productivity, you may want to rethink the definition of productivity)
...because who doesn't love a good infographic?