For people looking to be more productive, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become the do-more-stuff bible. One of the crucial parts of the GTD system is a capture tool—a place to record every thought, idea and business card you come across.
According to Nozbe creator, Michael Sliwinski, Evernote is ideal for this. “For me, Evernote is the perfect ‘capture’ application. Whenever I’m on the go, and see something that sparks an idea, I can just take a picture or a note, and it’s immediately saved in Evernote.” That’s why Michael decided to use the Evernote API to develop an integration, he wanted to make his already excellent GTD tool even better.
“A couple of months ago, as I was finishing my new apartment, I realized that I was putting everything in Evernote. I was essentially living in two apps, Evernote and Nozbe. I was using them both for GTD, and felt that there there should be a way to make them work together.” A little development, and here’s the result.
The key to the integration between Nozbe and Evernote is that Evernote has essentially replaced the Notes section of Nozbe. When you link your Evernote account to your Nozbe account, Nozbe automatically checks for notebooks or tags in Evernote that match projects or contexts you have in Nozbe.
Here’s Nozbe’s video of the integration:
How it Works
First, link your Evernote and Nozbe accounts from within Nozbe. Next, create a note in Evernote with a tag (or tags) that matches a Nozbe Project or Context name. By doing so, your notes will automatically show up in your Nozbe account within the appropriate Project or Context. Nozbe does the same thing for Evernote Notebook names.
In Michael’s case, he had a Project in Nozbe called “My Flat.” When he tagged his note in Evernote with “My Flat,” the note appeared in the Notes section of the Nozbe project. If you then edit a note in either application, changes automatically (and incredibly quickly) get synchronized.
The integration with Nozbe means that Evernote users can take advantage of Nozbe’s great task management, which is perfect for the GTD fans out there. Now, keeping your tasks and your notes in one place is easier than ever. Create notes in Evernote using your computer, phone, and email; and they will automatically show up in Nozbe—you can even add pictures, files, and anything else from Evernote right into your task list.
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