|Name: Marie Kennedy
Location: Los Angeles, California
Profession: Electronics Resources
Librarian at Loyola Marymount University
Blog: Organization Monkey
Where do you have Evernote Installed?
- Evernote for Windows on a Dell Mini
- Evernote for Mac on my laptop at work and my laptop at home
- Evernote for iPhone
Which features do you find most useful?
The ability to tag notes makes searching much easier and quicker, especially when using the iPhone version.
What’s your Evernote story?
Back in November I made a driving trip from Los Angeles to Napa and decided to try it as my first paperless trip, using Evernote as my traveling brain. I used Evernote on my iPhone and Dell Mini laptop to store driving directions, maps, hotel confirmations and other details that I would normally have printed out. It worked beautifully!
Before we left
I created a spreadsheet of dates and the places we’d be visiting every day; I pasted that into a note in Evernote and titled it, ‘trip schedule’. I found a map of Napa wineries (a PDF) and dragged it from my desktop into the program. I used Google maps to plan our route and grabbed screen shots of the maps and pasted them into a note in Evernote, along with the driving directions. I emailed my Evernote account with hotel confirmations.
During the trip
I mostly used Evernote on my iPhone and it worked great for accessing all those notes that I had created beforehand. We had two people in the car (my husband and I). I did the driving and my husband did the navigating. The tags worked out great. I tagged everything with ‘San Francisco Trip‘ and then used other specific tags for even quicker searching. For example I tagged all my hotel confirmations with the tag ‘Hotel‘. When I needed to call them up we just searched for the word ‘hotel‘.
What was your last note in Evernote?
My last note in Evernote was a photo of a label from a bottle of wine I really liked. I uploaded it into my notebook called “Wine.”