Do you have the habit of taking notes on paper? If so, do you know how to find the information you need, and when you need it? In this article, we will teach you how to organize your paper notes efficiently using Evernote. Keep reading to check out our tips and good reading!
Advantages of using Evernote to organize paper notes
Evernote is an efficient app of digital notes and organizing.
If you’re still the type who always carries a notebook in hand, don’t worry! You can join the technology and use it to your advantage.
So, check below the main advantages of using Evernote to organize your paper notes.
1. Your paper notes always in your hand
Whether on your phone or computer, your notes will always be with you.
That is, save important notes anywhere and anytime in Evernote. Never lose your ideas.
Best of all, Evernote automatically saves your notes on all devices.
Read more: Evernote: Paper Notes x Digital Notes
2. Save whatever you want
Not only can ideas be saved, Evernote offers countless uses, you just need a little creativity.
For example, you have a notebook with notes from a college subject that you need to have access to frequently.
That way, pass all that information from your notebook to Evernote in a few seconds. Simply scan your notebook sheet, or include a photo of your paper notes.
3. Emotional memories
Do you want to save the first time your child wrote his name? You can archive it in Evernote.
Take a picture of your child writing down the word and save it to Evernote along with the scanned sheet of paper he wrote the name.
And eternize that moment in a simple way.
This is just one of the incredible possibilities that Evernote offers.
Save what you want, use your imagination and consider your needs.
Next, check out practical tips about how to organize your paper notes with Evernote.
How to organize paper notes with Evernote?
Evernote offers numerous possibilities for archiving and organizing important information. So, you can find a note in a practical and fast way with just a few clicks on your cell phone or computer.
In this sense, we brought a few tips to help you organize your paper notes and make your routine more productive and efficient. Check it out below.
Make your studies easier
In a class, save important notes from the subject or record audios from the teacher’s explanations to recap and study for the final exams.
Do this full time, and never fail to write down any important information in class.
To do this, just open Evernote in the “Studies” section, for example, and create a specific note for each subject. You can include tags with the name of these subjects and specific dates so that it’s easier to find later.
On your cell phone, to create a new note, just click “+”. On the computer, just go to the menu on the left and click on “+ new note”. And choose whether to take a photo of your manual notes or record audio of the subject.
Very simple, isn’t it?
Another possibility is sharing the notes with your friends.
Did you make all the notes and want to share it with that friend of yours who missed class? It’s very simple, just click on the share icon, as in the image below, and send your notes by email.
Take manual notes with Evernote
With the advancement of technology, we hardly put a paper and a pen in our backpack to go out.
So, imagine the following situation: you received a call for a job interview, you are in a hurry, with no internet access at the moment and don’t find a paper to write down the address or who to look for.
Very simple: open the application, click on “+” to create a new note, and manually write down the address and the name of the person responsible for your job interview.
Check out the image below.
Save your paper notes inspirations
It’s very common to find people who like to write and prefer paper notes. However, it’s not always possible to carry the notebook everywhere.
In contrast, the cell phone is always with us. And if you are that person, always take pictures of your paper notes, and archive it on Evernote, so you can continue the idea or the text where you left off, without losing inspiration.
Archive your diaries
Do you like the good old diary to write down about your days? Or simply to clear the mind of so much information that you receive every day?
Many people still use the diary even as a way to record their eating habits in a weight loss program, for example.
This way, Evernote is an excellent app to archive your diaries, and you can keep it on file safely. So, you can access it at any time and everywhere.
To do this, just take a photo or scan the pages of your diaries. That way, as soon as the notebook sheets run out, you don’t have to leave them accumulating dust and taking up space, as all the information will be on Evernote, ready to be consulted at any time.
In conclusion, do you want to share that old cookbook with a friend? Scan your favorite recipes in a note, inside the recipe book on Evernote, and share it quickly.
With that, you not only share but also always have the recipe in your hands when you need it, anywhere.
Add notes and tags for different recipes like cakes, pies, bread, and others. So, when you need to consult a recipe specifically, just search with the corresponding keyword and it will be there.
Incredible and simple like that!
Do you want to learn, in practice, how to organize your paper notes effectively with Evernote? So, watch the video below.
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