In that TEDx Talks video, David Allen talks about the art of stress free productivity. We all get stressed from things that life throws at us. So we were posed with a task of taking a moment to become more productive and organized; we were told to simply take care of something that would allow us to be more productive.
I thought I did not really need anything else to help with my organization; I think of myself as a very organized person. I also swear by my DropBox and would honestly be lost without it. I have it downloaded on my laptop, iPad, iPhone, and school computer; I no longer have to share documents with myself or worry about flash drives. So what other applications or web outlets could I use for organization?
Well many of my fellow MAET colleagues use Evernote, so why not give it a try. I was apprehensive at first, but once I watched the tutorial and played around with the app, I was sold.
With the application installed on my computer, I was able to a notebook for a specific thing, like MAET, and then pages of notes in each notebook. I was able to organize them with tags and dates. I was able to instantly drop photos and voice recordings in with my notes. I think what really sold me on Evernote was that it has a small icon up top in which I am able to type quick notes and access them again later. I found this wonderful when I am doing reading and I can type in the small box while I am reading and then look at it later. I can also quote and copy it into the box too. With the icon up top there’s a screenshot feature and a voice recording feature too. I can now officially become a better note taker.
The iPhone/ iPad app I was unable to play with as much, but I am glad to know that I can access it on the go and write notes on the go that will sync later when I have internet access.