Tag Archive for note-taking

Dissertation Advice: Take Notes

Previously, I’ve written in this blog recommending that graduate students give some thought to the importance of reading, writing, and attending defenses. For all of these activities, you will need to take notes. If there is one thing I wish…

Evernote: Getting the Most Out of Handwriting Recognition

Evernote has collaborated with Moleskine to offer “smart” notebooks that are designed to provide the best character recognition (see this blog post for details). How do the Evernote branded Moleskines work in the real world? How can you get the…

Plain Text Notes with Images

What’s Azog from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug doing here? Besides reminding us that another Tolkien movie is coming out soon, he is here to demonstrate that writing in plain text doesn’t mean you have to give up images.…

Don’t Forget About Flashcards

There are a lot of books available that describe systems for developing a phenomenal memory — Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein is one of my favorites from the bunch. What they mostly forget about, though, is the plain old flashcard…

Textifying Your PDFs

There are several reasons why you might want to textify your PDFs. For example, if you textify everything (including your emails), you can have all of your data available at a tiny fraction of the original size. The process of…

On Stage at the 2012 Evernote Trunk Conference

The Evernote Trunk Conference in August went off without a hitch, thanks to my crucial contribution (47:48-55:01). Seriously, though, I enjoyed participating in the presentation, and I thought that Jamy Ian Swiss gave a thought-provoking talk. I especially like how…

Evernote Shared Notebooks

I have collected all of the shared notebooks that I could find below in the hopes that they will not only be useful to view, but also provide some sense of potential uses for this feature in Evernote. Whenever possible,…

Evernote Use Cases

Evernote is pretty much a blank canvas, and you can do whatever you would like with it. However, as any artist or writer knows, that emptiness can sometimes be more discouraging than inspirational. [EDIT]: Please note that as of today…

Evernote Templates

Notes in Evernote start out as empty containers, and you are free to put whatever you’d like into them. Sometimes that emptiness and unstructured space can actually make it a little difficult to know what to do. You don’t need…

What Evernote Has to Say about Itself

You can find out a lot about how to use Evernote through the many videos and podcasts that talk about it on the Web. Someday I will get around to posting links to the stuff that other people have had…