A few episodes ago, we attempted to search for the ultimate note-taking app. Naturally, the search didn’t end after we stopped the cameras, so Thomas has been thinking about information organization, which I can only imagine is how most of you enjoy spending your evenings.
After bouncing around enough ideas, he found himself back at square one: trusty ol’ Evernote. But he had a plan.
Here’s how Thomas updated his Evernote setup to keep things manageable.
Things mentioned in this episode:
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Other things we mentioned in this episode:
- College Info Geek Discord
- College Info Geek Subreddit
- The Search for the Ultimate Note-Taking App (Ep. 250)
- Evernote (iOS | Android)
- Ulysses (Mac)
- Bear (Mac | iOS)
- Notion (iOS | Android)
- Slite (iOS | Android)
- Tame Your Inbox: 4 Tips for Dealing With Email Productively
- FastEver (iOS)
- Loom (Chrome)
- My Review of the Rocketbook Everlast
- Scanbot (iOS | Android)
- Todoist (iOS | Android)
- Asana (iOS | Android)
- Trello (iOS | Android)
- Microsoft To-Do (iOS | Android)
Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
- 0:08:46 – Overview of some of the problems with Evernote
- 0:11:35 – The lack of a proper notebook organization system
- 0:18:45 – Getting data into the app can be cumbersome
- 0:21:05 – Sponsor: FreshBooks (Managing your invoices)
- 0:24:21 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
- 0:26:12 – Lacking formatting tools and no video embedding
- 0:34:18 – Digitizing paper
- 0:37:12 – Tom’s task management system
- 0:42:56 – Conclusion
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