Since I went Premium with Evernote–even though they haven’t added my top 5 desired features–I’ve been exploring it. Below are 3 tips for Evernote users that I’ve stumbled across, and I hope you’ll soon take advantage of if you’re not currently!
|Powerbot for Gmail and/or Calendar|
Tip #1 – Use Powerbot for Gmail (f.k.a. Everbot) to
Achieve Gmail Evernote Integration
If you’ve forwarded emails to your Evernote email account, you know it’s possible to drop emails directly into a notebook by placing the @NotebookName in your email message’s subject line. However, Powerbot for Gmail adds some nice features they demonstrate in their tutorial, quoted below…
|Now you have a couple new buttons in Gmail that allow you to quickly file a message or a whole thread to an Evernote notebook. Those buttons file not only the messages themselves but also all the attachments.|
There is also a Powerbot for Google Calendars and that looks pretty awesome, too. Essentially, it creates notes entries in Evernote for calendar events. I’m impressed with this info-gathering Powerbot for Google Calendars does during setup:
While I probably won’t activate this for my personal gCalendars, I will for work! According to the tutorial for Powerbot for gCalendars, the following happens:
- Whenever new events appear in watched calendars,Powerbot creates a corresponding note in your Evernote account.
- The created note contains some basic information about the meeting and sections for agenda, notes, action items and materials. Basically, it’s a template to help you capture structured notes really easily.
- All the content put in the Powerbot note is private by default but can be easily circulated to the invitees using the button near the participants list.
- After the meeting is over Powerbot adds links to all the other notes created during the meeting to the bottom of the note.
- To make sure your account doesn’t get cluttered and things are easy to find, Powerbot puts their notes in two notebooks – for upcoming and for past meetings. And notes auto-migrate from one to the other.
Simply awesome! Thanks to Lifehacker for pointing this out!
Tip #2 – Use Clearly browser add-on to eliminate clutter when clipping web content selections to Evernote.
For example, it unclutters the web site below:
and makes it look like this:
You can see the uncluttered view in the second image below.
Tip #3 – Take advantage of Pocket on iPad to “prepare” and share content Evernote
I’m sure I have a lot more to learn about using Evernote. However, these 3 tips have already made managing and curating content via email, calendars and the web much easier!