Evernote 6th Anniversary: Six Incredible Journeys


Evernote 6th Anniversary: Six Incredible Journeys

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 26 Jun 2014

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 26 Jun 2014

Evernote is celebrating its sixth birthday!

When we set out on this incredible adventure in June of 2008, our primary objective was to make everyone smarter and more successful in their professional and personal lives.

Every single day, we work hard to build the workspace where you build great things and accomplish bold feats.

In honor of this milestone, let’s look back on some of the epic stories that highlight the achievements from Evernote users. Together, they have started local businesses, constructed dream homes, composed magical film scores, run incredible distances, and biked across continents.

Relive the journey, then create your own.

Throughout the next week, we will relive some of these stories and share them on our social channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

With Evernote, anything is possible.

The Journey: Surviving a 430-Mile Ultra Marathon


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There are marathons, and then there are ultra-marathons. The Yukon Arctic Ultra is one of the most grueling tests in sports – a 13-day, 430-mile race through some of the world’s coldest, harshest and remote landscape.

Peter Gold used Evernote as his planner, journal, and companion during the grueling race. Throughout his athletic feat, Evernote served as Gold’s primary connection to life outside the desolate Yukon.

Evernote Features Used:
Audio Notes
Offline Notebooks

Relive Peter’s expedition >>

The Journey: Orchestrate the Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony

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Hollywood composer Klaus Badelt is the musical force behind some of the biggest movies in recent years, including Rescue Dawn and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. In addition to his work in cinema, Badelt orchestrated the closing ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics.

Badelt uses Evernote daily to help harness the flow of creative ideas while working to establish a productive, collaborative recording studio. As a longtime Evernote fan, and a true power user, Badelt accomplishes all of his composition using Evernote across multiple devices including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Android. If we integrated Evernote into a maestro’s baton, he would find a way to use it.

Evernote Features Used:
Descriptive Search
Audio Notes
Shared Notebooks
Offline Notebooks

Learn more about Badelt’s musical journey in Hollywood cinema >>

The Journey: Write a Cookbook


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Food blogger and author Adrianna Adarme used Evernote to write her cookbook, Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack.

Creating and authoring a book is a time-intensive, arduous process. Adarme used Evernote to map each section of her book and centralize all the work in one, singular place. Adarme was able to place all the necessary components of her project into Evernote including notes, photographs, shopping lists, daily objectives, and to-dos.

Evernote Features Used:
Notebook Stack
Shopping Checklists

Read more about Adrianna Adarme’s culinary author adventures >>

The Journey: Build a Popular San Francisco Bakery


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Chef William Werner was able to take his San Francisco bakery Craftsman & Wolves from conception to brick-and-mortar in a city crazy about food. Werner uses Evernote to catalog menus, assemble checklists, and develop ideas.

Today, his bakery is one of the most popular in a city full of discriminating foodies. One of his most
popular items is the Rebel Within, a muffin filled with a soft-centered egg.

Evernote Features Used:
To-do Lists
Shared Notebooks

Read more about his game-changing business >>

The Journey: Design Your Dream Home


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Creative director by day, home designer by night. For Tim Walker, Evernote has served as a critical tool for designing his home. With Evernote, Walker was able to collect various inspirational images and critical information about internal furnishings and exterior landscape design. It also served as a one-stop repository for contractors’ estimates, quotes, and other materials, as well as a collaborative tool with his team of architects.

Evernote Features Used:
Web Clipper
Shared Notebook

See Walker’s Home Project >>

The Journey: Bike Across North America


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Dave Gill biked across America and met with hundreds of people including hotel receptionists, singing cowgirls, and Civil War reenactors providing an in-depth look at American culture. Remembering the numerous connections to people was crucial to Dave’s journey.

He covered more than 7,000 miles from Florida to Alaska, and was able to remember chronologically who he met, when, and where. The people weren’t just random names on a list. Instead, they became memorable contacts and specific points in his journey he could save in Evernote, forever.

Evernote Features Used:
Evernote + LinkedIn

Relive Dave’s Epic Journey >>


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  • Michael

    Evernote came preinstalled on a tablet I bought a few months ago, and I am learning how to use it. These 6 examples should show me how I can get more out of the app.

  • Strebzilla

    And yet despite 6 years, Evernote still can’t handle a simple bullet list. Shameful.

  • Ciarsily

    I’ve found Evernote to be invaluable at the moment as our company is undergoing a rebranding phase. It’s so handy for clipping articles, images, whole websites or just little lines & paragraphs to refer to when needed! Thanks Evernote

    • Taylor Pipes

      Wonderful to hear we have been a valuable resource and tool for your rebranding efforts. Best of luck!

  • Lazza

    Six years, yet without an official Linux client. No wonder why I decided to revert to the non-paid version. 😉