Over the last couple of years I have been using Evernote for a number of reasons. First I started out using Evernote because it was free and it looked kinda cool. Then I started getting more diligent with it once I downloaded the iOS app for both my iPhone and iPad. More and more I found uses for this cool little free app.
Then I started making my move to the cloud about a year or so ago and I paid for the premium account. Now Evernote has become a great way to manage a number of daily work flows including social. Below you will find a quick high-level view of how I now use Evernote in a new way.
How I use Evernote to manage my social work flow:
- Use the unique Evernote email address attached to my account for all my social account email contacts. This way once someone DMs me on Twitter it flows right into Evernote.
- I setup a “Inbox” and made it my default folder so all those notifications coming in fall into a folder where I can deal with them.
- Once I review my Evernote inbox then I can file them in any way I want. I have a hierarchy of folders, for most of the routine stuff, called …wait for it… “notifications.”
- The great part of all of this is now (along with all my other notes in Evernote) my social notifications are searchable.
Other folders in Evernote that have a close tie to my daily life as a social media advisor:
- HTML – I keep code I use over and over again in client CMSs handy this way
- Best Practices – Great place to accumulate case studies, white papers, and best practices
- Screen Shots – OCR searchable graphics and images – how great is that.
Other great Evernote resources:
- Michael Hyatt has a great set of post
- Bridging the Nerd Gap – Evernote Essentials
- Scanning to Evernote
- Learn more about Evernote from Evernote
Do you use Evernote? How have you found it to be useful?
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