I use Evernote for storing a combination of random reference bits (including photos) and writing ideas. Now that they're switching the basic version to only access by two devices, I'm wondering if I should use my webhosting and a WordPress install to achieve the same thing. I had a general idea of what I might do, but could use specific recommendations from anyone who's tried to do something similar. [more inside]
I have been doing most of my research digitally for a number of years, with varying degrees of success. As I finish up my phd (!) I want to refresh my research habits and streamline for efficiency. For pdfs, epubs, and online articles I currently use several services and software platforms, only some of which are compatible. Help me best this [more inside]
I'd like to be able to access both my work and personal OneNote notes while in the office, but I'd also like to keep the personal notes secured so that they can't be accessed by someone else. The personal notes also need to be synced between my home and the office. [more inside]
Hi! Evernote has gotten very clunky for me -- especially since I can only use the web client on my desktop (I'm on Linux). I've gone through the questions here about replacing it.
- I LOVE Thinkery but I'm not sure to what extent it's got a future.
- I'm not interested in OneNote because it doesn't seem to support tags.
- I looked at SimpleNote but the web interface is laggy.
- I'm playing with Dropbox Papers, but right now there's no tagging or Android client.
I read a lot of content from articles/essays I save online. Sometimes I want to annotate these articles and organise them for research purposes. At the moment the best way to do this is Evernote, but I find the iPad / Android app clunky for reading and highlighting. The interface is designed for writing, and is a constant frustration. Are there any better solutions? [more inside]
I have been a heavy user of Evernote for several years, but increasingly I find it is unreliable and performs poorly. I need to handle notes which include different media formats, which I don't have to explicitly organize, and which can be large. I don't want to interact with the file system directly. I would prefer an open solution that does these things well and doesn't do other stuff. Help me find a substitute with the features I need -- and migrate my data. [more inside]
I have tried and failed to get Evernote working on my iMac or other Apple devices, so I am looking for a substitute. [more inside]
I have quite a bit of articles saved to Pocket. I want to compile them in one "book", preferrably with working links in EPUB but am okay with PDF to print. [more inside]
I work for government. Well the new IT director has changed a lot of policy and Dropbox and Evernote are no longer allowed. Unfortunately these are my top two productivity tools which I have been allowed to use for about 5-6 years now. Barring any special dispensation I need to learn how to best work like it was the "old days." [more inside]
I'm about to start a qualitative research project that will require organizing a number of ideas from different sources. During my Ph.D. I used a variation on the index card method, but I'm curious what the state of the art is for software tools. [more inside]
What system do you use to organize your digital recipes from various sources? I often come across recipes from Twitter friends, Buzzfeed (20 ways to use mustard!), YouTube, Tumblr, Metafilter, etc and then I can't find them again. I know I could use a bookmarking system like Pinboard, or something more complex like Evernote, but I wondered what other people do.
After struggling with Evernote, I finally found my notetaking, task-tracking, save-everything soulmate in Springpad. But now it's going out of business! Please help me find a feature-rich alternative? [more inside]
I am looking for an app that allows me to add highlights and notes to articles I have saved to 'read later' on my iPad and/or smartphone. [more inside]
How would you feel about having a meeting recorded, where you're discussing your business and the problems you'd like to solve? How would you feel being asked if I could record the meeting? [more inside]
We have a number of (internal) groups providing information about (external) clients. Help me figure out the best way to track this information for easy report generation. [more inside]
Tell me the story of how you managed to keep your novel organized! [more inside]
Evernote's web-clipper is super convenient, but creates clippings in a non-standard format making them tickly to edit and often unreadable when exported into HTML (e.g. for sharing). Any tips for quickly/efficiently stripping off some of the style/formatting kludge? [more inside]
So I've been using Evernote for a while now to organize research, projects I'm working on, collecting articles, recipes, etc. I've used Backpack in the past to organize projects and plan trips. I'm curious about possibly upcoming/newer solutions that are in this similar vein that might be more robust, have better search capabilities, etc for collecting and organizing all the information in your digital life. What do you guys use? What comes after Evernote? What is the precursor to "Computer.. pull up all recipes that involve chicken, cheese, and cilantro." or "Computer.. all articles on Ruby on Rails relating to PostgreSQL databases." or even... "Computer.. all guitar tabs I've collected by Modest Mouse" (Who knows, maybe I just have to wait for Evernote to advance) [more inside]
Is there a tool that will let me store/archive web pages or parts of web pages, and then create a little mini library of reblogged content along with navigation links? [more inside]
I am not sure what combination of tags, notebooks and saved searches I need to use to make Evernote the ultimate teacher's planner. Advice? [more inside]
So, I've got evernote and now I have evernote premium for a while. I'm using evernote from a phone and a tablet as well as several mac/windows computers. What can I do to make this all more awesome? Suggested best practices for tagging things and organizing? I work in IT as a network engineer if there are any specifically useful angles, there. I'm not part of the GTD cult, so specific Evernote/GTD things aren't that appealing for me; I am a casual Omnifocus user, though.
Dear collective intelligence that lives inside my web browser: I'm looking for a good document scanning and organization solution for my business. Tax docs are getting lost. Bills are getting overlooked. It's a mess. I'm a digital person and sheets of paper just get totally ignored/lost. I use Evernote a little bit, and they recommend the SnapScan line of scanners from Fujitsu. Which look pretty decent. Portable is nice. Anyway, does anyone have any such experiences/recommendations they'd like to share. Thanks!
Is there a program along the lines of Evernote that can deal with .pdf and .doc files? [more inside]
Help me name my new product, which combines the functionality of popular existing apps, but is specialized with high-security features. [more inside]
Looking for the perfect personal database/information organizer. It's not quite DevonThink or Evernote…specific requirements inside: [more inside]
I've got a Scansnap printer and I'm ready to go paperless -- but I need the right Mac software to manage my scanned documents. None of the options I've found seem quite right. [more inside]
I'm getting a scanner. I would keep my personal files electronically. Is Evernote Premium pretty much my option, or is there some other less expensive alternative I can use if I don't need cloud storage? [more inside]
Android and Win7 compatible. Tag-based and cross-referenceable. Future-proof. Fast. I have a feeling that my perfect, personal information database solution is lurking right under my nose. But where is it? [more inside]
The last OneNote vs Evernote question on AskMe was over two years ago and I know a lot has changed. (more) [more inside]
Is there any way to maintain a "local" Evernote database on a company server? It seems that I am only allowed to create a database file on a drive letter corresponding to local hard drives. (I can't use the cloud on account of security concerns.)
Is there a way to use Google Voice, Evernote, or other free (or cheap) software to transcribe a 30 minute audio recording? [more inside]
Is there an app that can help me take notes, tag them by topic, then export my notes by tag while retaining information about their source? [more inside]
Working on an iPhone, is there an easy way to clip a small excerpt from an article in Instapaper and send it to Evernote without leaving the Instapaper app? [more inside]
How should I manage my workflow for researching and writing a nonfiction book using Evernote and other tools? [more inside]
Note-taking app for android that lets you add photos inside the text field? [more inside]
Is there a note-taking iPad app that clips/embeds and displays video? [more inside]
I collect images on Tumblr, Evernote, iPhoto, and my harddrive. Please help me organize this process! [more inside]
Looking for a secure way to sync Evernote (or other not-taking service) among multiple devices including at last a droid, iPad, and laptop [more inside]
Why won't Awesome Note sync with my Evernote account? [more inside]
When I'm using my laptop, i frequently clip web pages to Evernote. Is there a way to do this when using my iPad to browse the web? [more inside]
How can I make periodic, spaced reminders of items from an rss feed (or even straight from evernote) so that I know I will not forget them? [more inside]
How can I take a picture, organize and create a URL for each SKU in a mini-warehouse? [more inside]
Hi AskMeFi. Can someone tell me how to combine 350 text files into one large text file so that the original filenames and dates are included above (or below) each entry? I'm using Vista Home Premium and they are all generic .txt files. I'm moving all of my notes into Evernote but want to save the names and dates of the individual txt files.
Any suggestions on a secure alternative to Evernote? [more inside]
I'm hunting for a 'smart' knowledge management system for an organisation, to write documentation collaboratively. It should be able to receive information in multiple ways, categorize it automatically, and publish it to a webpage. [more inside]
How are people organizing their information (professional and personal) in this day and age? What kind of system is flexible enough to cope with multiple data types (PDFs, DOCs, short text notes, hyperlinks, ...), efficient during collection (when browsing the Web, when reading documents, ...) and won't get in my way when I try to use it? [more inside]
Is there an easy (no programming!) way to create a custom protocol handler for Java on XP? [more inside]