How I Use Evernote as a Budding Renaissance Man
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nakuraneStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
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Elephants never forget but humans do. Write things down!

How I Use Evernote as a Budding Renaissance Man

by nakurane

First, who am I?

Quick bio: I'm a Computer Information Systems student at James Madison University. I'm in various organizations, I write for The Tab, and I'm an avid reader. (Also a Drake and Star Wars fan)

I do. I learn. I think.

I'm a student, entrepreneur, reader, and writer. I'm always learning and thinking and as various sources have suggested, I write things down!

What are my notebooks?

In the upcoming slides, I'll share what Evernote notebooks I have created and what I put in them

James Madison University

In this notebook, I have tags that reference each class I'm in for quick notes, and each organization I'm a member or leader in for management tips

Ideas

In this one, I jot down ideas for a product/service and/or business that I think of every day

Entrepreneurship

I take some ideas from the "Ideas" notebook and develop them and also write down advice from credible entrepreneurs

Career

I might end up combining this one with "Entrepreneurship" but it basically includes scanned business cards, information about those people, and networking and resume tips

Personal Development

Might have to consolidate this notebook too but practically includes notes on psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness, public speaking, and writing

Computer Science

CODING is a major key so in this notebook, I jot down coding tips for myself to remember, attach cheat sheets, and save links and resources for further learning

Pencil Stories

Self explanatory! Where I write down ideas I have for future posts on this B-E-A-Utiful site!

How do you all use Evernote?

Those are some of the notebooks I use to be the best version of myself. Feel free to add a comment and connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter @nakurane

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sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
@nakurane I have the same problem. I used keep for half a year or so but got increasingly frustrated that i didn't have my old notes and that it didn't have a mac desktop app so i couldn't do things offline (at least at the time i don't think it did). so eded up having to switch to evernote again.

nakuraneBronze CommaStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
a year agoReply
@sydney Right right, I gotcha. I might give Google Keep a try but again, too invested in Evernote at this point to change unfortunately haha

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
@nakurane - on my Mac app, it's not instant like notes and other simpler note taking apps are. it takes awhile to load it (perhaps because i have so many notes, but also it seems like it's just heavier/has a lot of extraneous features). - I like how Google Keep and others are one swipe or tap away from me writing something, whereas on Evernote, sometimes i have to look around for the new note button, it's not obvious and it isn't as easy/fast for me to launch and write down something quick. It really is speed for me

nakuraneBronze CommaStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
a year agoReply
@sydney I feel you, I'm in too deep with Evernote so I hope they don't shut down! In what ways do you find Evernote clunky?

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
This is awesome!! I actually have a similar format. When I was in high schoool, I used to write down all of my thoughts every night into evernote. I still sometimes go back to read them. Back when we were building our first business idea. Nowadays, I fund Evernote a bit too clunky....but haven't found a better alternative and I've invested so much into it. I use Evernote still for my everything but wish it were less heavy....