Did you know that Evernote can be used for a lot of different things? Today I will show you how to use Evernote as a notebook.
There is the argument of an analogue paper notebook versus a digital notebook. Everyone has at some stage used a paper notebook for school, for work or even a daily journal to just simply writing down the weekly grocery shopping list. Even you and I, right?
When it comes to digital note taking apps you can sometimes be left feeling a little cold. There is often a real connection between a good pen and the crisp page of a notebook to get the creative mind flowing which is something that a digital notebook may not provide you.
But what if you can have both?I still capture my thoughts in a paper notebook and digitise them into Evernote forever. Click To Tweet
Digital versus paper?
While a digital note taking app like Evernote is far more versatile than paper, you can still have the best of both worlds. Yay! For those of you like me who want to create digitised versions of your handwritten notes, Evernote is the ideal option as it captures your physical notes, optimises the image and integrates them into your Evernote notes.
Once your notes are in Evernote, you can store and manage them, annotate them, add ‘Tags’ and even share them with other people.
Essentially, you can preserve your handwritten notes so they are available with you any time, wherever you are and on any of your connected devices.
This is an example of a handwritten entry in my Moleskine notebook being captured by my Evernote camera. Note: The camera capture setting has been set to Auto so that it automatically detects the document.
This is the completed and optimised image saved in your Evernote note. Pretty cool, huh?:
Another great feature is the Evernote Post-It note camera feature. Much in the same way the Evernote camera captured the notebook page above, Evernote can now detect and optimise specially designed Evernote Post-It Notes. The Evernote camera in automatic mode is one of my favourite features.
This is the Evernote camera that has detected the Post-It Note:
And this is the final optimised Post-It note image:
See how the Evernote camera captures and optimises only the Post-It note?
So now you really can have your handwritten notes live alongside your notes that you entered digitally. This is how to use Evernote as a notebook. Best of both worlds.
How do you capture your thoughts and notes? I would be interested to see.
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