Cleaned Out Evernote
So, this has taken me most of today to accomplish because I had 37 folders and hundreds of tags, but I have simplified how +Evernote
works for me and ended up with this:Folders!nbox
This is my default folder, and the notes in there need to be addressed and moved (I haven't done that yet today, obviously), I guess you could call it the catch all, like that one kitchen drawer everyone has and when they don't know where to put something, it goes there! The !
instead of an I
keeps that notebook at the top at all times. Actions
This will be notes I need to take some sort of action on. My idea is to forward emails using the Evernote email option to here because some action needs to be made. Once that action is taken, then I can move it to the proper Notebook. Projects
I build homes (and am starting a brewery/pub), all of my notes and files for these projects can be found here. Anything from email correspondence, plans, plots, engineering, pictures, etc... Reference
If it doesn't belong anywhere else, it goes here. Someday
Stuff that doesn't need immediate attention. Waiting
I am waiting on someone else to do something. Trash
Before implementing this system, I used Notebooks like folders on my desktop, and had a hierarchy of them in Stacks
. This setup simplifies that system and concentrates on use of tags/search. This also makes it easier for me to remember my folders when I am forwarding emails and scanning attachments. Tags
I probably had 150 or more tags. They were so random and made absolutely no sense. I now have 9 tags. I do nest tags under those though, eg: dbh tag (Dutch Built Homes) has all my projects, plans, invoices, forms, etc... nested under it. Ultimately, I now have 27 tags though, 11 of which are named after projects I am working on.
As part of my purge, I deleted over 850 notes from a previous job I had and no longer needed.
Now, to add as much of the files and emails to the correct notebooks and tags then keep up with it daily/weekly.