The spring cleaning season is upon us. Normally, we don’t get overly excited about the work that awaits us, but this year there is a certain Elephant that might be able to help make life much easier.
Today, we will look specifically at the type of clutter that can pile up and weigh you down: paper.
If you are turning into a note monster like Jack from our video, maybe it’s time to think about taking control. Lucky for you, Evernote has lots of partners and integrations ready to help. Here are eleven to consider.
Hardware to the rescue
Check out some of these hardware integrations that allow you to get that paper clutter straight into your evernote account via scanner, multifunction printer or camera.
Use a Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanner to send business cards, receipts, and documents into Evernote on your desktop. This is an excellent solution for people with lots of paper clutter. With the ScanSnap you can gather up a pile of paper, hit the button, walk away, and when you get back all your papers are waiting for you in your Evernote account. Video
Use the Lexmark SmartSolution All-in-Ones to send scans directly into your Evernote account over the network, no computer required. This is a great option if you have a home office or share a work space. If you happen to live or work with other Evernote users, simply load separate Evernote SmartSolutions profiles for each person. Then, with a tap of the touchscreen, they can each send their documents to their own Evernote accounts.Video
The Doxie Scanner lets you scan documents and images straight into Evernote. The Doxie Scanner is a nice lightweight portable way to scan paper directly into Evernote on your desktop.
Use Eye-Fi to wirelessly send photos from your digital camera into your Evernote account. No docks or wires needed. Snap pictures of business cards or papers and have them wirelessly sent into your Evernote account. Video
Services that do the work for you
Sometimes we can all use some help. These services take your stacks of paper and scan them straight into Evernote.
Shoeboxed is a service that lets you mail in your business cards and receipts, they scan them and put them straight into your Evernote account. Video
Mail any type of documents to OfficeDrop (formerly Pixily), they scan them and allow you to bring them into Evernote with one click. Video
iPhone apps that declutter your life
These iPhone apps can easily turn that piece of paper into digital Evernote content, fully searchable and safely tucked away in your account. Or, if you want to handle your paper problem before you create it (without the use of time travel) some of these apps might supplement or replace some of the paper in your life.
Take a picture within the app, or add a picture from your camera roll, and select the Add to Evernote option to get a scanner quality note in your Evernote account. There is no cropping or rotating required, DocScanner does it for you automatically.
JotNot for iPhone is a nifty app that corrects your less-than-perfect photos and sends them into Evernote. The paid version of JotNot allows you to send your improved images into Evernote (you can even assign titles, tags, and notebooks right from their app).
Snap a picture within the app and drag the edges to frame the image. After you’ve adjusted the contrast and brightness to your liking, Scanner Pro launches the Evernote app directly. From there you can add a title, tags, and select the notebook in Evernote you wish to send it into.
SpeedText is a memo app that lets you use your finger to easily write on the iPhone screen. Once you create the memo send it along to your Evernote account.
FastFinga lets you take handwritten notes on the iPhone and send them into your Evernote account.
See all of our partners and integrations on our Work with Us page »
Summer to Unclutter
Last August was our Summer to Unclutter month. We enlisted some great professional organizers to share the ways that Evernote helps you stay on top of your messes before they spiral out of control. Take a look back:
- How to Unclutter with Evernote and Rubbermaid in 4 Steps
- 5 Ways to Organize Your Busy Family Life — Guest post by Erin Doland
- 5 Ways Evernote Maximizes Your Organizing Potential — Guest post by Lorie Marrero
- Using Evernote to Solve Everyday Organizational Challenges — Guest post by Deb Lee
- 3 Ways to Get Started Organizing with Evernote — Guest post by Brandie Kajino
- 6 Ways Evernote Can Boost Your Productivity — Guest post by Joshua Zerkel
Oh, and if you are looking for some music to listen to while you’re making you life clutter-free, might we recommend The Evernote Rap Song.