5 Unusual Ways to Use Evernote
5 Ways to Use Evernote You May Not Have Thought About
Posted by Pamela Rosen on 16 Sep 2016
You’ve heard that Evernote is a great college companion for note-taking, studying, and organizing your class and extracurricular life. You know that you probably should find some way to be better organized, but how, exactly, can Evernote help? You might know a thing or two about how to use Evernote, but with these tips, you can become a power user today.
1. Start using Evernote before you ever get to class
2. Record lectures
If your professor allows it, use Evernote’s audio recording abilities to capture lectures while you jot down your notes. Here, Evernote Premium does double duty as both a note-taking app and a sound recorder. When you review for your exam, listen to the lecture again along with your written notes as a guide. The audio and typed files stay together in Evernote, so you won’t spend extra time searching for loose documents.
Pro tip: Attach reminders to audio, images, or notes. Evernote will remind you when it’s time to study.
3. Import, draw and write on PDFs
Pro tip: Use your phone’s camera to scan paper documents you get in class. On your computer, drag and drop PDFs and Microsoft Office documents into Evernote to keep them alongside related class notes.
4. Remind yourself to help meet deadlines and avoid last-minute panics
Pro tip: As collaborative work environments become more prevalent in the business world, universities and colleges are teaching students to work in groups. If you’re part of a work group, use Evernote to share checklists and notes with each other so that everyone can see the group’s progress, get reminders, and become accountable to each other.
5. Bring Evernote with you for extracurricular activities, a.k.a. your life.
As valuable as Evernote is as a study partner, helper, and reminder, it’s just as helpful by your side outside of the classroom. Keep work schedules, photos, event flyers, and memories you want to keep in separate notebooks. Scan and keep receipts, grade sheets, directions, bills, even entire web pages in Evernote, too. Set reminders for your personal goals and things to do, like fitness tracking and calling your parents.
Pro tip: Take some time to familiarize yourself with everything Evernote can do, and use it to its full potential! Check out these resources to see Evernote in action.
And really, call your parents.
September 15th, 2017