Saturday, January 11, 2014

Evernote: Notebooks and Stacks

If you are ever going to give Evernote a good college try, ya gotta take the plunge. I had a blast experimenting with Webclipper, part of Ol' Myrt's getting to know Evernote series. Have you tried it yet? Come on! Download Evernote to your desktop, get the app for your smart phone and tablet, then install web clipper to your browser.

This week brings exciting news from our friend +Lisa Louise Cooke that her Evernote for Genealogists Cheat Sheet is available not only in laminated hard-copy (as widely reported by other genealogy bloggers) but in what I consider to be more practical -- .PDF digital download format.

IMAGE: From the Genealogy Gems Store.

THANKS, Lisa for the quick response to Ol' Myrt's request for that digital format. This means folks throughout the world can obtain this helpful guide ASAP.

What I got from the initial view of Lisa's cheat sheet iis her diagram that solidifies what Cousin +Russ Worthington tried to explain during this past Mondays with Myrt, namely:

Evernote permits the filing of individual notes in notebooks; and notebooks can be stacked in an order that makes sense the the end user. (Read that as a super cool "full flexibility" filing system!)

Evernote's Notebooks and Stacks make much more sense to Ol' Myrt than the original use of mere date, note title or tags to sort notes created in Evernote.

Being a genealogist, Lisa suggests notebook titles that she has found useful, and that really got Ol' Myrt here to thinkin'.


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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  1. Talked abt this in #GenChat on Friday. I'll give it a Go!

  2. I have had my Cheat Sheet since it was first available and find it to be easy to understand and answers most of my "how do I" questions.

  3. I use only 3 Notebooks (1 Stack) for all of my genealogy research. The bulk of my "organization" comes from Tags and my Title naming conventions. I've just found this system to work best for me after years of using Evernote for genealogy (and for just about everything else).

    I just started a blog series on this:

    Colleen Greene

    1. Normally, I don't publish comments that contain a URL, but you've done some mighty good work there, Colleen. Thank-you for responding. - Myrt :)