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5 Ways to Start a Creative Project with Evernote

5 Ways to Start a Creative Project with Evernote

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 22 May 2013

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 22 May 2013

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So you’re hoping to kickstart a creative project and need a way to capture your inspiration, organize project pieces, track your progress and potentially work with another individual or individuals. Here are some ways Evernote can help you.

How to Kickstart a Creative Project

Above: goals list captured in the Evernote Smart Notebook, added to Evernote using the Page Camera feature on iOS. Learn more here.

  1. Capture inspiration. In the infancy phase of your project, you may want to spend time collecting inspiration. Clip inspiration from the web using the Evernote Web Clipper, snap photos of sketches and handwritten ideas using Evernote on your mobile device, jot down your ideas using Evernote on your desktop, mobile device or the Web. You can also take a screen snap of a design you like and point out what makes it great with Skitch, and use Penultimate to sketch out ideas digitally and have them automatically save to your Evernote account.
  2. Set some goals. Holding yourself accountable to a few set goals will help you achieve them. Create a checklist with high-level goals in your Evernote account. Be as specific or broad as you need to be and make sure to revisit this goal list often from your desktop and mobile device (s). You can also keep a handwritten list, as pictured above, always handy.
  3. Collect supporting documents. As you start to move from conception to execution, you’ll want to collect any relevant documentation in one place. With Evernote, you can attach files (in a variety of formats) to notes and forward email correspondences (find the unique Evernote email associated with your account) to your Evernote account. Any emails containing attachments (like PDFs) will be viewable right inside your Evernote account.
  4. Put two heads together. Get feedback on your project, or work with a partner by simply sharing your project notebook. If both parties are Premium subscribers, you’ll both be able to modify notes so you can quickly iterate.
    BONUS: If your work involves design, consider using Skitch to share changes or ideas with your partner. With Skitch, you can use simple annotations to visually communicate your thoughts on an image or other document, making it incredibly easy to stay on the same page while working together. If your project is going to involve a team of multiple people, you may want to check out Evernote Business, our product specifically designed for people who work in teams.
  5. Work on the go. A creative project demands flexibility and Evernote gives you plenty of it. With apps available for virtually every platform out there (including the web), you can work on your project wherever you happen to be — at the airport, in another country, at home, in the office, and even on a park bench.

How to Kickstart a Creative Project

What are some creative projects you’ve been able to kickstart with Evernote? Please share in the comments.
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  • Airwalk Design

    We use all of these! Also use Magic White Board (with gridlines + camera) to convert images into notes!

  • Susan

    I am new to Evernote and want to email my listings to evernote…How do I email to evernote?

  • Susan

    Where do I find out how to email to Evernote?

    • disqus_pPADeLyiJl

      Hey Susan, If you are using Evernote on Windows, you can find out your evernote mail id in the account info section on the Tools menu. For more http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#/article/23480523

  • Kristy Venable

    Not having the undo function makes EverNote almost useless. I’ve lost all format on 2 notes today because I accidentally hit the “plain text” button scrolling down on my iPhone screen. Hours of work lost! Is there a fix to this in the premium? I won’t use it again until I figure out a solution to this.

    • Josh Saterdalen

      Shaking your iPhone a bit is the universal iOS ‘undo’.

    • Josh Saterdalen

      Shaking your iPhone a bit is the universal iOS ‘undo’.

  • Dave05

    EMAIL to Evernote –
    In “Account Info” I see an email address that you can send to Evernote.

  • Dave05

    EMAIL to Evernote –
    In “Account Info” I see an email address that you can send to Evernote.