getting MORE organized
Each and every New Year it is the same...clean out files, sort, compact, ditch and try again to be more organized....try a new method of staying organized.
Well here it is, only Feburary 3rd and I think I've got it accomplished! Yippeee!
Let me tell you what I found... (thanks to Meylah for the introduction!)
Evernote. Their motto is 'remember everything' and so far this is true.
Since joining...(oh about 24 hours ago!) I've managed to get all my digital files into one place.
This is a huge feat for me...when you have your own business, digital files that you need to keep handy can become overwhelming. Evernote has simplified this for me in a way I never thought possible. I've compiled so far about 80% of my sign business 'stuff' and when that is done I'll move on to adding personal and life 'stuff'.
Evernote isn't brand new...it's been around since 2008, so you may have heard of it. But, if you haven't it is definately worth checking out.
Here's a little on how it works, or should I say how it works for you...
- capture anything. Chances are, if you can see it or think of it, Evernote can help you remember it. Type a text note. Clip a web page. Snap a photo. Grab a screenshot. Evernote will keep it all safe.
-organize it all. Everything you capture is automatically processed, indexed, and made searchable. If you like, you can add tags or organize notes into different notebooks.
Then, if you're really tech savvy- you can access your evernotes from your mobile device. Just imagine how handy this would be when your out shopping and realized 'if only I knew the ingredients I needed from that new recipe'.
Think about all the files you've created, be they bookmarks or image files when surfing the web and blog hopping...all the ideas that you've come across and saved- most to be lost and never seen again! With Evernotes, you'll be able to put everything into one place, neat and tidy and sorted for you. It is amazing.
They have a free version which allows for so many uploads (I used that up in about an hour!) but the premium version is only $5/month. Think of it as a 'cleaning lady' for your mind- and goodness she's cheap!
Okay....enough of my rambling on that.
Now...be sure to visit Sandi at A Cottage Muse ...she's celebrating her one year blog anniversary and is giving away a Castle & Cottage custom sign!
Good luck and big hugs to everyone!