Using Evernote to Manage your Social Side

BY Reed Smith
ON August 29, 2011

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.”
  4. 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:

Do you use Evernote? How have you found it to be useful?

- Reed

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Reed Smith

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Social Media Consultant to Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations. Advisory Board Member, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.
  • http://www.facebook.com/sperber Jodi Sperber

    Thanks for sharing how you use Evernote – the screen shots idea is a good one that I’ll be using from here on out. I have a folder up on dropbox with images, but the tagging capability of Evernote makes it very appealing.

    Evernote has been great for meeting notes (take them on the iPad, and when I get back to my desk they are there and ready for final touches before sending) and conferences (web clips, notes, contacts, follow ups, all tagged to stay together). I feel it’s only a matter of time before I buy into premium…

    • http://reedtsmith.com Reed Smith

      Thanks for connecting. Premium is great for a number of reasons like being able to drop any file into a folder. Also searching images not only by tags but words in the actual image really takes it to a whole new level.

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