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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Evernote: A 0-to-60 MPH Guide

Evernote: "Remember Everything"
Evernote: A 0-to-60 MPH Guide

I still plan to write a blog entry about Evernote, but this article I stumbled upon does a good job of explaining the value of Evernote to a person with memory difficulties. the slogan "Remember Everything" is truly appropriate to this software.

The beauty of Evernote often appears to be its downfall to people who are first investigating the program. Evernote PURPOSELY prevents hierarchical structures in the way it indexes information, choosing instead to create its own keyword index in addition to keywords supplied by users. Keywords allow finding information by association, the way our brains naturally index information. Evernote does allow grouping notes into notebooks, and of notebooks into "stacks," but the purpose of notebooks has to do with maintaining security while sharing access to individual notes and groups of notes, and the purpose of "stacks" is to group various project activities together. Stacks are unrelated to  issues of security.

It is generally best to leave notes in one big common area, and to use filters (similar to a Google search) to view related notes. Incidentally, I can include my notes as targets for Google searches. Frequently I search Google for something I already read. Including Evernote in my searches increases the efficiency of these kinds of searches.

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