Staying on top of it all

My evernote notes on SXSW

Growing up I was always the kid who had the desk at school that was a complete mess. The floor in my bedroom was covered at all times, and I would rather step on lego blocks every day than pick them up. It may come as a surprise to those who have known me for a long time, but I constantly look for ways to improve my organizational skills, and with the onslaught of emails and messages I get on a daily basis, I had to find a solution to help keep it all together.

Thankfully, someone had the answer for me. I’ve flip-flopped back and forth between different pieces of software: Master Tour, Filemaker Pro, Excel, to name a few, but I still had a ton of emails I would keep on file – I just needed what I would consider a catch-all for the information I use day in and out.

Evernote certainly has filled this need in many ways. While I don’t use it for absolutely EVERYTHING, it certainly fits a lot of needs. I can forward any email I receive to it (with attachments), band members can email the secret email address with guest list requests (very handy), I can add files to a note directly from many iPhone/iPad/Android apps, the list goes on.

I’m still learning more and more about it, and it seems like there’s a lot to this application. Check it out!

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