Use Evernote as a Digital Journal


I have been using Evernote to keep track of notes and expenses for a while now; earlier this year due to some sort of snafu the wonderful people at Evernote gave me a year of the premium service to apologize for any inconvenience.

I have really loved this software, especially the ability to access my files wherever I may be as long as I can connect to the Internet. It has, in a sense, become my Google Docs, and replaced a lot of things I used Google Docs for!

One thing I love it for is the ability to use it whether I am online or offline; this is one serious failing that Google Docs has now that offline support is gone.

I have been trying to work out more uses for the service, because this is one that I really want to contribute to by purchasing the Premium version; yes, Frugal Annie has found an app she considers worth the money!

As a result I am now using Evernote as my digital journal. Daily entries are placed within using the simple text editor, with relevant photographs and documents dragged within as well and tagged for future reference.

I also place my inspiration and notes within this application, and am slowly starting to store my PDF ebooks within the application within notes to not only keep a backup of them, but to make finding them easier.

I don’t have a scanner anymore so I am having to work with photographs of things I want to enter into Evernote. So far that has not been too bad, but I may end up searching for a scanner at a later date. The prices I have seen however would make it more feasible to purchase another all-in-one, so perhaps a scanner with a cut sheet feeder attached to a simple laser printer for those rare days when I actually need to print?

I’m not going to concern myself with it at present; what I have works just fine….

However, Evernote is an excellent way for you to corral the paper in your life. I even print emails in PDF format and save them in this application just in case I need to access them again (purchases, etc.) It is much better than having to wade through multiple email programs, and you can email your stuff directly into Evernote instead of printing or copying it in there if you like.

The only thing I can think of on the Windows application that needs improvement is the occasional slowness of the app; At times I have to wait for it to catch up when working on long and involved notes, but it always works perfectly on the short ones. Perhaps because I am straining the limits of the program? Who knows?

Thank you so much for your help during my current challenge. You are awesome!

4 thoughts on “Use Evernote as a Digital Journal

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