How to Use Search to Build Creative Workflows

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How to Use Search to Build Creative Workflows

Posted by Anirban on 06 Jan 2016

Posted by Anirban on 06 Jan 2016

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Think for a moment about how you remember (or, how you don’t remember) things. Where is that business card you collected at your last conference? Can you pin down the notes you took for class? Work, no matter your profession, cannot move forward if you can’t remember that wonderful idea you were thinking about last week.

“Don’t worry about creating the perfect [organizational] system, as if that exists,” Tiago says. Once you start saving ideas,“Your mind will respond in kind and start producing more. Begin the cycle, and eventually, maybe, one of those great ideas that will occur to you down the road will reveal the “perfect” system for you.”

Everything you put in Evernote is searchable, including your notes, notebooks, and even attachments.

Search handwriting
Did you know that Evernote can read your handwriting? Include your handwritten notes, classroom lectures, and even whiteboard brainstorms in your next search and you may be surprised at what turns up.

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Search Inside Documents
Stop hunting for documents and PDFs by filename and search directly for the important content within them.

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Related Notes
If the genesis of creativity is built on the foundation of our spontaneous connections to seemingly unrelated things — then Evernote can serve as a cognitive tool to assist you against the ravages of forgetfulness while helping you take on all your creative challenges. Evernote displays related notes that could help you plug in the missing pieces to all your creative pursuits.

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More ways to search Evernote

Save searches. Save frequently-used search terms and filters for the quickest access. Learn more.

Shortcuts. Save links to important notes, notebooks, and tags. Learn more.

Advanced searches. Use special search terms for more detailed queries. Learn more.

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