Get More Done with Evernote


During the call I mentioned a several tools that I use in combination with Evernote and help me be even more productive.

IFTTT - Tagline: Put the internet to work for you
This tool is a collection of useful recipes for other web-based tools. As an example I can have a recipe that sends all images I favourite on Flickr to a folder in my Evernote. I can also save all posts from a Facebook group by sending them automatically to me in an email. The possibilities are almost endless if there is a IFTTT channel for your tool.

Feedly - Tagline: Your News. Delivered.
My RSS reader where I read news and blog posts. I don't subscribe to all blogs that I find interesting over email as I don't want to fill my inbox with newsletters but I do subscribe to a lot of blogs over RSS. There they sit until I have time to read them and I can even read them offline and without any distractions like advertisements.

Pocket - Tagline: When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket 
This one is a like a magazine of all the things that I want to read later. I have an extension on my Chrome browser and send articles, websites and videos to Pocket. In that way it doesn't fill up my email or Evernote because once I have read an article I just tick it off and it is gone and if I found it really interesting I can still send it to Evernote.

Remember The Milk - Tagline: The best way to manage your tasks. Never forget the milk (or anything else) again.
This is my online to-do list and task manager that I have used for years and despite many other good tools I still stick with this one because it is so simple and user-friendly. I can enter tasks directly from my email with short codes like in Evernote and I can even manage my Evernote reminders directly with Remember The Milk.

Expensify - Tagline: Expense Reports that don't suck
This is a tool to manage expenses whether you work for yourself or someone else. You can snap a picture of a receipt and Expensify automatically detects the amount, the merchant and currency and files it correctly according to your rules. In Evernote you can have a special Expensify folder that the tool then automatically syncs.

Xero - Tagline: Xero is online accounting for your small business
After testing many different accounting tools and getting very frustrated about none of them being modern and user friendly I found Xero. It is constantly getting better, more user friendly and more connected to other services like Expensify. I can even create invoices on my mobile and my customers can pay directly with a Paypal link.

Short codes and shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Ctrl-Alt-N: Start a new note. (In Windows, this is a global shortcut, meaning that it works from any application as long as Evernote is open.)
  • Windows-A: Pastes selected text into a new or open note. (Global shortcut.)
  • F9: Synchronize.
  • Ctrl-N: New note.
  • Ctrl-Shift-N: New notebook.
  • Ctrl-Shift-T: New tag.
  • Ctrl-Shift-E: Send a note or notes by email.
  • Ctrl-Shift-C: Insert a checkbox.
  • Alt-Shift-D: Insert the current time and date.

Here are more shortcuts

Short codes
When sending an email to Evernote, you can change the subject line to tell Evernote where and how it should be saved. Here's an example of a subject line:
Swisscom Invoice 2014-07-23 @Expensify #mobile #invoice #Swisscom

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