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How To Keep Track of Wish Lists

How To Keep Track of Wish Lists

作者: Kasey Fleisher Hickey 發佈日期: 07 十月 2013

作者: Kasey Fleisher Hickey 發佈日期: 07 十月 2013

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Finding the perfect gift for someone really comes down to paying attention. Unfortunately, it’s tough to keep track of every great idea that you come across and remember it when it’s time to buy a gift. Here are a few tips to help you use Evernote to be everyone’s favorite gifter.

  1. Be aware. Whenever you’re hanging out with a friend, family member or colleague, tune in to mentions of things they wish they had or experiences they dream off. Discreetly jot down ideas using Evernote on your mobile device.
  2. Capture things you see and like. Whether you’re online shopping or browsing your favorite store, use either the Evernote Web Clipper or Evernote on your mobile device to capture things you think would make great gifts for your best friend, dad, mom, sister or tennis coach. Add tags like ‘Mom gift ideas’ or put them all in a notebook called ‘Great Gifts.’
  3. Forget ‘belated’ gifts. Use Reminders to add dates to notes so that you’ll never have to get a last-minute gift. Be sure to attach dates in the future that will provide you with ample time to purchase and/or ship the gift in time for the occasion.
  4. Plan a joint gift. Group gifts allow multiple people to come together to show one person how much they’re appreciated. Create a Shared Notebook that you and a few friends or siblings can all contribute to. Premium users can grant modification rights for Shared Notebooks so everyone can add their ideas.
  5. Give them what they ask for. Know someone who’s always got a list? Snap a photo of it, forward it from your email inbox to your Evernote account, or attach the document so you can quickly and easily reference it at home from your desktop or out and about from your mobile device.

What are your tips for giving better gifts? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Stephanie Chumbley

    Here’s my tip: give everyone the gift of Evernote Premium, starting with a referral for one month free! ;-) I liked your tips and I do the same thing. I hav a note for myself called Wish List and I add things to it via my camera, hyperlinks or web-clipping. I have another note called Gift Ideas where I compile the same type of info for people for whom I’m shopping. Then there’s my Gifts Given 2013 note. Each year I track the gifts given to whom and during which month. Now when my step-daughter turns 18 in a few years, I’ll be able to see how much we spent on her brother’s 18th birthday so we can keep the gift values similar. Evernote. It’s my digital brain.

  • Stephanie Chumbley

    Here’s my tip: give everyone the gift of Evernote Premium, starting with a referral for one month free! ;-) I liked your tips and I do the same thing. I hav a note for myself called Wish List and I add things to it via my camera, hyperlinks or web-clipping. I have another note called Gift Ideas where I compile the same type of info for people for whom I’m shopping. Then there’s my Gifts Given 2013 note. Each year I track the gifts given to whom and during which month. Now when my step-daughter turns 18 in a few years, I’ll be able to see how much we spent on her brother’s 18th birthday so we can keep the gift values similar. Evernote. It’s my digital brain.

  • Warrior

    Hi guys!
    From the start (I’m using Evernote about 2 years) the windows app (now Windows 8) does not remember fullscreen position and any time I open the program it opens in a small dimension window. Do I need to change something in settings or this is bug???

    Thanks! :)

    • schlice

      Have you tried setting the shortcut you’re using to start Evernote to start it Maximized?

      Right-click the shortcut, and the “Shortcut” tab should be visible. Choose “Maximized” from the “Run:” dropdown box.

      Make sure to kill the app from the system tray or it won’t actually “restart” the app, but just make it visible again.

      • Warrior

        Thank you for your answer! I made this but..
        Unfortunately after restart when I click on Evernote tray icon it opens in a small window..

        • schlice

          The only other thing I can offer you is to use a program called AutoHotKey. It’s a Windows automation tool that allows you to script actions to perform on or in windows. So in this case, you would write a script that looks like this:

          #Persistent
          SetTimer, MaxEvernote, 500

          MaxEvernote:
          {
          SetTitleMatchMode, 2
          IfWinActive, Evernote
          WinActivate
          SetTitleMatchMode
          Return
          }

          This script will watch every 500 milliseconds for a window to become active with “Evernote” in the window title. The “SetTitleMatchMode” directive tells AutoHotKey to look for the word “Evernote” anywhere in the window title, not just at the beginning. If it finds “Evernote” in the title of an active window, it maximizes the window. In this way, if you close and re-open the Evernote window from the taskbar, it will again be maximized.

          I tested this on my system and it works correctly. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

        • schlice

          The only other thing I can offer you is to use a program called AutoHotKey. It’s a Windows automation tool that allows you to script actions to perform on or in windows. So in this case, you would write a script that looks like this:

          #Persistent
          SetTimer, MaxEvernote, 500

          MaxEvernote:
          {
          SetTitleMatchMode, 2
          IfWinActive, Evernote
          WinActivate
          SetTitleMatchMode
          Return
          }

          This script will watch every 500 milliseconds for a window to become active with “Evernote” in the window title. The “SetTitleMatchMode” directive tells AutoHotKey to look for the word “Evernote” anywhere in the window title, not just at the beginning. If it finds “Evernote” in the title of an active window, it maximizes the window. In this way, if you close and re-open the Evernote window from the taskbar, it will again be maximized.

          I tested this on my system and it works correctly. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

  • turtlewins

    I already do this! Great idea. I created a stack called Gift Ideas, then create notebooks for each person. I guess I could create Tags for each person instead, but I like the visual of different notebooks.

  • Jeffrey James

    Evernote is great, but I think that tracking gift ideas is easier with Amazon Wish Lists. But maybe that’s just me…