Checklists are an important part of how many people use Evernote.
This week, checklists will be put to work to plan for family travels and holiday shopping. Even Santa will tap the productivity power of Evernote. Talk about the perfect way to manage his naughty or nice list and monitor North Pole gift inventory.
In the professional world, checklists are a huge component to the daily work of pilots and surgeons. Detailed step-by-step checklists help fight complacency in the cockpit, and maintain safe operation of the aircraft during all phases of flight, from gate to gate. In hospitals, medical teams use checklists to ensure surgical procedures go smoothly.
Harness the power of checklists in your daily life
Recently, The Art of Manliness provided an historical look at checklists, along with a detailed primer in deciding which lists will work for you, culled from the excellent, The Checklist Manifesto.
You can implement the same routine in your daily work to help give you a greater shot at success.
Mastering procedural processes and repetitive tasks with checklists allows you to focus on the larger goals at hand. It’s the minutiae of the workday that can be easily forgotten at the detriment of other important projects.
In Evernote, you can use checklists to manage exam preparation, reading lists, travel planning, project steps, personal tasks, professional goals, New Year’s resolutions, and more.
Here’s steps to create checklists in Evernote to maximize your productivity:
Create a checklist
Evernote for Mac, Windows desktop, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch:
1. Start editing your note.
2. Click or tap the ‘Insert checkbox’ button in the formatting bar, to add a checkbox.
1. In the note editor, swipe the bar above the keyboard to display formatting options.
2. Select the checkbox icon.
Power tip: On Evernote for Mac and Windows desktop, you can turn a list of items into a checklist. Simply highlight the list, then select the checkbox icon. Hitting Enter will add another checkbox to an existing list.
How are you using checklists in Evernote? Share your stories and tips in the comments.