A New Paperless Challenge to Kick Off the New Year

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A New Paperless Challenge to Kick Off the New Year

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 08 Jan 2013

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 08 Jan 2013

In August, we teamed up with Paperless Living Ambassador Jamie Todd Rubin to host a 30 Day Paperless Challenge. Nearly 1,000 people participated and many discovered new ways to use Evernote as well as complementary products in the Evernote Trunk to get rid of the paper in their lives. Participants help each other stay motivated, learn new ways to digitize their paper, and live a less cluttered life.

For those of you whose New Year’s resolution is to go paperless (or just live a more paperless life), we’re kicking off our 2nd Paperless Challenge! Join Jamie and fellow Evernote users in a quest to rid yourself of paper piles.

The Challenge officially kicks off on January 8, 2013 and lasts 30 days. We encourage you to use the next week to get yourself organized and be sure you have the proper tools (Evernote downloaded to all of your devices, as well as a scanner of your choice). Check out the scanners in the Evernote Trunk, if you don’t have one already.

Download Jamie’s Guide: The Evernote Paperless Challenge Checklist

To participate in the Paperless Challenge:

  • RSVP for the Paperless Challenge Facebook event.
  • Download Jamie’s guide, The Evernote Paperless Challenge Checklist, and save it to your Evernote account so you can access it from any computer or mobile device.
  • Save the Evernote Paperless Challenge Checklist document to your Evernote account.
  • Use Jamie’s recommended paperless flow and checklist to get started.
  • Connect with fellow Challenge participants and Jamie on Facebook, the Evernote Lifestyle forum, Twitter, and your blog (if you have one!). Ask questions, share your story, discuss best practices and keep us updated on your progress.
  • Complete as many of the Challenge tasks as possible by February 6, 2013!

Stay tuned for more tips, virtual chats, prizes and more

Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event and follow @evernotelife on Twitter so you don’t miss out on announcements around Challenge prizes and virtual events, as well as more paperless tips from Jamie and the Evernote community.

The Evernote Pledge

Throughout the holiday season, we’ve been sharing tips with our community for using Evernote to make your holidays better. Now that the New Year is upon us, be sure to take the Pledge (if you haven’t already) to receive occasional tips from Evernote and our Ambassadors.


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12 Comments RSS

  • incartek

    Interesting – I’ve just printed it for future reference.

    • coffeeinfusion

      I love wry humor. Kudos.

  • kjn

    Is it too late to join? I just saw the Evernote email spotlighting this challenge today but iy looks like the challenge started on the 8th (8 days ago).

  • Joyce Gilman

    Same question- too late to participate?

  • Meg Cusack

    I would like to know the answer to Jamie’s challenge # 5- “Consider options for securing and protecting your paperless data”. What are the options? If there was a good one, I would drop using Neat.com and just use Evernote.

  • Nikki Johnson Hess

    Can I scan in old photos and scrapbooking pages into Evernote? Any recommendations how to do this? I know I can scan, I want to know how I can use Evernote to store them. Thanks!

  • Donna McBroom-Theriot

    I’m late to the challenge but I’m here!

  • amuramoto

    Any photos or scrapbooking pages that you scan can be saved in Evernote by attaching them to a note. There are also a number of scanners available that will automatically save your scanned images to your Evernote account. Check them out in the Evernote Trunk: http://trunk.evernote.com/hardware

  • Wisnu OPS

    Need a scanner.. or someone or a business to scan all of my invoice, bank statements, and insurance documents, housing documents, brochure, etc to accept this challenge.

  • Ed

    After spending too much time opening mail, sorting it, filing it, then shredding, I’m now
    determined to be paperless.

  • MacarenaLuzB

    Love this! How about doing it again in April for Earth Month?

  • K Foster

    I’d like to see a “business twist” to this and include taking notes with Penultimate