Call me old fashioned, but I’m a pen and paper girl at heart. I love writing in my journal and sending hand-written notes to friends. I rarely go to a meeting without my college ruled notepad or traditional composition book that I buy at Target for $1 after the back-to-school sales. There’s something that happens in my brain when I’m forming words on paper – and it just doesn’t happen when I type. That’s why I resisted going digital with my notes and lists for quite some time.

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But Evernote won me over. I went digital with most – but not all – of my note-taking and list-making a couple of years ago. Why? Mostly because I live in a digital world and it’s easy to access my notes from wherever I am. But I also love the powerful tagging and searching functionality of Evernote. I don’t have to remember where I put a note or what I called it. And – you’re going to love this! – I can easily share my Evernote files with someone. Let’s say for example, I want my husband to stop at the grocery store on the way home. If he has access to my grocery list, it’s super easy for him!

I use Evernote to capture all of my ideas and document everything from my prayer list to meeting agendas. I use the tagging feature to easily find what I’m looking for. I scan photos, bookmark websites and attach files directly in Evernote. You can even set reminders and use the voice dictation feature.

Want to know more about how I use Evernote?

10 Ways to Use Evernote To Organize Your Life

  1. Keep a prayer list.
  2. Write a grocery shopping list or holiday gift list. I even keep a “wish list” to make notes of gifts I might want to give people for birthdays or other special occasions.
  3. Save inspirational quotes, Bible verses or other meaningful messages.
  4. Plan vacations or family gatherings. I even keep lists of places I want to visit and recommended restaurants in the area.
  5. Keep track of college application and scholarship information.
  6. Compile a list of recommended movies and books or bible studies you would like to do.
  7. Brain-dump ideas for projects you are working on at home or in the office.
  8. Take notes in meetings, at conferences and while listening to podcasts.
  9. Prepare meeting agendas for volunteer and work meetings that you lead.
  10. Keep track of children’s chores and other family and household tasks.

The uses for Evernote are limitless. People use it to store business cards, create to-do lists, plan menus, save recipes, store receipts, organize home improvement projects and much more. If you’re ready to give Evernote a try, you can download the free version here.

Already using Evernote? I’d love to hear your favorite tips and how you are using it to organize your life!

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Copyright 2016 Theresa Ceniccola