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Shannon Thomas

Evernote Tips  - 
 
Using Evernote for your Genealogy To Do List 
Last month I started keeping track of my to do list in Evernote using TaskClone.  It worked great and with a few minor adjustments this moth has been going even better. One of my concerns was that My Task List note in Evernot...
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You are so organized! I put todo notes all over the place. I do preface them with TODO: so I can use Evernote's search to find them. 
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Cheryl Rothwell

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I have had Evernote since it was born. I have a Clearly and an Evernote button in Chrome but I tended to right click and pick Clearly or clip to Evernote. I thought they were the same, just different methods.

At Denise's lecture I learned her Evernote worked differently and I liked hers better! Playing I realized that the Evernote button IS very different than using right click even though they are called the same. Clearly is different too.

Might be time to revisit some other things I've known about Evernote for so long!
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Denise Olson (Moultrie Creek)
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This gives us more options. I like that idea.
Over the past several months we’ve taken everything we’ve learned over the years and applied rigorous research to get our paid offering right. The process was eye-opening. As it turns out, there were three things users want: a basic level, a lower-priced tier, and a tier with unlimited uploads. Today, you get it all. Say hello to the three new levels of Evernote.
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Looks like you are right Bob. Bummer
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Judy Tuccinardi

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I use Evernote on my Mac. I am in the process of going through all my digital and paper files and putting them on Evernote. I found this Automator action that automatically uploads any file that I put in the desktop folder up to Evernote. This is very convenient for me when I want to do a batch of files in various folders and just get them into Evernote. It's not real difficult to do. I am a bit techy but I don't know code or anything like that. This is a video. The one mistake I made first was that when he says to copy and paste a code (the code is posted on this page and also links to a page with the same code) 'here'. Well, I didn't delete the ( ) so if you try this delete the ( ) where it says to input the code and it should work. Pretty nifty! Evernote PC users have this capability but the Mac version does not-not sure why that is but....
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William R. Wills

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did you see the happy announcement on facebook?.Russell got off his pocketbook
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Shannon Thomas

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Keyboard shortcuts posted at my blog today.
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Shannon Thomas

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The title of my note is Research Index.  I created it by search for all of my research log / notes notes and then sorted them alphabetically.  After they were sorted I selected all of them and selected created table of contents note.  Then I selected all of the note links in the newly created note and added a check box to each note link.  I added spaces before and after each surname grouping and then added the surname headings. 

I am using this note to go through each of these research log / notes notes to make sure everything is added to my Legacy Family Tree software and to see if there are any to dos to be done.  Once I have checked them all I am going to delete the checkboxes and keep this note as an index to these notes.  Each time a create a new research log / notes note I will add it to this index under the appropriate surname heading.
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Bummer. I thought from +Rod Deller had posted that it would. My misunderstanding. That would be a wonderful feature!
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Carmel Galvin

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Exporting notes as PDF, a tip via Lisa Louise Cooke
Recently I posted on How to Solve a Pesky Evernote Web Clipper Problem. In that post I explained how to save an Evernote web clipping as an image file. Genealogy Gem reader Pat wrote in about how she likes to extract notes. She writes: Hi Lisa, I just ready your post about getting a note …
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I have that option in many other programs in Windows but unfortunately not in Evernote.
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Linda Schreiber

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A couple of my pretty-much-newbie quick tips for the new year.

I'm not an avid keyboard shortcut user,  but when copying any kind of image file on your computer to evernote, have you found the Control-C then Control-Alt-V shortcut?  Copies the image, and automatically pastes it into a new note in the notebook you are working in.  Ready to title and tag.  Just have EN open, and click on the notebook.  Then open the file.  So fast and easy....

When listening to a webinar or hangout, I used to end up with lots of scribbled notes on scraps of paper....  In the last few days, I figured out that I can just get EN awake, set up a note for the topic, and minimize EN.  When I want to jot notes, I just click on the open EN icon in the task bar.  I can 'scribble' my notes there, while continuing to listen in on the action in the webinar/hangout.  Very cool!

Would love to see this group be more active.  1000+ people.....

Happy New Year to All!
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I would love this group to be more active too. Like the group on Facebook.


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Evernote in Genealogy is a user group for researchers to help them take advantage of this platform to improve their research and note-taking efforts. If you're just getting started with Evernote, the Getting Started topic is a good place to begin. The links below are also helpful. Got questions? Ask them here! It's quite likely someone has the answer and will share it.

Karen Trearchis

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Is anyone else having an issue with the new Evernote Safari web clipper?  I an not get it to work and have discussing with Evernote Support to no avail. (Evernote Chrome is working fine).
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My issue has been corrected, extensions were preventing from working. Any one with this problem, just ask, I sent instructions to Evernote so others can be assisted.
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Emily Moore

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How do you apply this system in genealogy?
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I don't think you do. I think he needs to go elsewhere.
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Abbas Sarfraz

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Evernote and Gmail Integration

Bring and Use Evernote from right inside Gmail Inbox via Collabspot chrome extension. Get started for Free. Works with all Evernote Free and Paid Plans.

http://bitly.com/1yLYFSi
Evernote is designed to sync to a cloud account from any device and make it easy for us to preserve ideas, images and notes.
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Carmel Galvin

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Preparing for conferences - here's how I organise my papers and notes before and during a conference. I've included a link to a shared notebook.
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Not for me or my private circles
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D.B. - When you use the clipper, you should see a panel similar to the one here. What will be clipped depends on which option you choose. I have had problems after choosing the screenshot option that the next time I try to use the clipper it automatically takes a screenshot. I've had to hit ESC and then choose another clip option then start again. Hope this helps. 
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Thanx!
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Radu Popa

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In case you haven't used the email to Evernote feature so far:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPEDAMrGtO0
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I have started to use EverMail as an add-on for Mail (Mac) to send emails to my Evernote account. I like it so far!
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Denise Olson (Moultrie Creek)
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Mobile Evernote  - 
 
Evernote's new Scannable app (iOS only) is amazing - and free. It's the easiest way I've found to capture an image and put it where I want it. 
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Oh, ok. Will have to check it out. 
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Has anyone put this table of contents feature to use? If so, how are you using it?
Sometimes, you want to have quick access to a bunch of related notes. By creating a table of contents with Evernote, you can seamlessly tie notes together for quick access later. Here's how you can create a table of contents using Evernote for Mac and Windows.
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I'm coming to visit soon Denise.
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Denise Olson (Moultrie Creek)
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Mobile Evernote  - 
 
I use Mac Family Tree and Mobile Family Tree to manage my genealogy data. (FYI both are on sale for 1/2 price until Jan 11th) They both have nice reporting features and can save them as PDF documents. I've found it quite useful to create a report on the family/person I'm currently focused on, then, in Evernote, I use the markup tools to add highlights, notes, questions, ideas right on the report. It helps me brainstorm.
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Love the mark-up idea for reports.  Great for narratives, proof summaries, all that!  Thanks!
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Love it!
 
I've been throwing tons of image files into evernote over the last couple of weeks from two old hard drives and scattered files on the computer.  Lots of census and document images.  And then deleting them from the original spot.  And paranoia set in.  I know there is one copy on my computer and another clouded in EN....  But I decided to find out how to back up all the notes/notebooks into a different place.  
Turns out it was easy!  Right click on 'Notebooks', select enex, and tell it where to put it on your computer.  I then uploaded the enex file to google drive.  
Took just a few minutes for EN to create the file, but about half an hour to upload that 906 MG to Drive.  But it was a good half hour spent.  I feel better....
https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/23186097
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