Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Evernote Was Made For Genealogy

[ATTN:  This article was originally published on 5 May 2014. It has now been moved here from the old blog host and it will require updating soon.]

I will admit it. I'm an Evernote junkie. I love this tool and all it has to offer. I started this blog to demonstrate some useful features and to share ideas with fellow genealogists on how to use Evernote to make research a bit more organized and productive. For more ideas, see: http://www.CyndisList.com/evernote/ 

What is Evernote?
  • Evernote is a notebook container
  • Evernote is a note-taking and note-filing system
  • Evernote holds multiple notes within multiple notebooks
  • Evernote is a container for every scrap of paper, every note, and every digital scrap of paper that you save, putting them all in one convenient place
  • Evernote syncs all of your information across the web, your computer, and all of your mobile devices so that your notes go with you everywhere
  • Evernote makes all your notes and files searchable, even within an image
  • Some people use these terms to describe Evernote
    • "everything bucket" 
    • "brain dump"
    • "universal inbox"
  • In short: where you have piles of research notes and printouts and scraps of paper on your desk, on your computer, in notebooks, and in your filing cabinets, you can now put all of those things into one searchable software application - Evernote
  • Evernote overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjn6YkCY2yA 
The types of Evernote notes can be any or all of the following -- and even multiple types contained within a single note if you like:
  • text notes
  • handwritten notes
  • digital images
  • photos
  • audio files
  • PDF files
Evernote notes can be used for storing many things, for example:
  • research notes
  • research logs
  • timelines
  • to do lists
  • checklists
  • post-it notes
  • web site clippings
  • screen shots
  • bookmarks
  • e-mail messages and threads
  • scanned images
  • photos
  • business cards
  • receipts
  • recipes
  • seminar notes
  • webinar notes
  • reminder notes
  • travel notes (i.e. itinerary, flight info, packing list)

Evernote for Every Genealogist
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