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Thomas’ Evernote Reorganization Project (Ep. 252)

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.

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  • 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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