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Tuesday Morning Tidy - Evernote Review

For today’s Tuesday Morning Tidy, I’m sharing my favorite work tool. We are all familiar with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meetups by now. But how are you keeping track of the information from all of those meetings you’re in? Today I'm sharing my favorite tool--Evernote.

Evernote is a multi-use tool to manage projects, take notes, store lists and scan documents.

Evernote is cloud-based, so you can access your account from anywhere on any device. It is great to use for in-person or virtual meetings. I use the free version, and have never needed to upgrade. However, if you wanted to use this across a work team, that would require a subscription.

How to Use in a Virtual Setting

Before my work meetings begin, I log into Evernote and create a new note. I move it to one of several notebooks I’ve created for various projects. When my meeting begins, I minimize my Zoom so the main speaker still appears in a small box on the corner of my screen. I then take notes, using added features like bulleted lists and checkboxes.

The biggest benefit, in my opinion, is the ability to search notes.

Unlike storing various notes in Word or a paper notebook, you can easily search for a keyword to identify information from old meetings that you need to reference. This single feature has saved me so much time and allowed me to quickly reference important resources without sifting through piles of paper or numerous digital Word folders.

If you are looking for a magic bullet in terms of meeting note-taking, this is it. Try it out for a few weeks, forcing yourself to use it to take your notes. That first time you need to reference your notes and can find them through the search function, you will thank me...and Evernote!

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