What is one tool I can’t go a day without using?
It’s a one-stop app that everyone, even those that are not bloggers, will be glad they have in their virtual toolbox.
For me it’s like a virtual sticky note.
Long before I was using it to help me organize my blog posts and ideas, I used it for random note taking and grocery list making.
Have you heard of this app? Seriously, I’m not a very organized person. If I want to remember something, I know me well enough to know that if it’s important, I’d better write it down!
Evernote is an app for IOS or Android where you can add, sync, and organize notes, files, voice memos and more.
Here are a few examples of how I use it. I…
- jot down quotes I come across online that I want to remember
- take notes from church sermons
- take notes from online web seminars
- draft blog posts
- record recipes
- take snapshots of book pages to remember
- jot down blog posts ideas to remember later
- keep my different email logins organized
I could keep going, but I think you get the picture. 😉
Did I mention it’s FREE? (There is a paid version if you want more storage, but I’ve never had a need for more.) Free makes it even better!
With Evernote you have the ability to sync your documents across other devices, collaborate with other writers, and easily email documents.
You can keep yourself organized with tags. Tag each document with a custom name: blog post ideas, recipes, quotes, song lyrics, images, post title ideas, etc. Tags make it easy to search for your document.
Need an easy way to create blog posts or create an email template but do not have access to your computer? Use Templates.
Easily set up your blogging or email template. For example, create a new template and format it in the typical way of your blog posts or email are in draft mode on your site. This is how mine are usually set up:
Image (Picture Image goes here)
Subject (What I’m writing about)
Main ideas (My main subject points)
Links (Links to bible verses or to a website)
Conclusion(My closing thoughts)
Action statement (Action statement or question to ask the reader)
Below is a screenshot of the template I use in Evernote.
Then when you have an idea for a post, go to your blog template, right click to copy, and then paste into a new note and you are ready to draft a new blog post. Fill in all the details and email yourself the copy or copy and paste into your draft post on your site.
When I’m in a hurry, which is all the time, I will create a new note and write out my idea for a post, where the idea came from (Bible story, speaker) so I won’t forget, and then do a rough draft. Later, when I have a free moment, I open up my post idea note, sit at my computer, and type what I wrote in the app and finish the post.
If you’re like me and need a tool to help you not only be more productive, but also organized, you are going to want to check out Evernote.
Have you used Evernote before? Which tool would you recommend to stay organized?
Shared by: Alecia Simersky
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