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I have to start my review by saying I didn't personally get that much out of the book. As a casual Evernote user for the past three year who has recently started using it much more, most of the concepts here weren't that new to me. I'd hoped I'd glean some unique ideas related to strengths of Evernote on different platforms (e.g. Desktop vs iPhone) but that wasn't discussed.
Nevertheless, I'd absolutely recommend the book to anyone who has a good sense of the basics but who is ready to move to a power level of use. It's very well-written (but I'd expect that from a Harvard press book) and isn't filled with lots of fluff or material that will be quickly dated, and the content is well-organized and relevant. More attention could be paid to the section on collaboration, because I suspect many organizations won't quite "get" why they should use Evernote over, say, GoogleDocs. All in all, a worthwhile purchase!
Interesting read and nice to have it all in one place, but......it's not mind blowing or even something you couldn't think of yourself. The best part of the book is how the author explains how she started using Evernote and still uses it. Lots of pages are filled with repetitious information that could have easily been reformatted in a diagram, it would've made more sense in a diagram actually. Especially the parts on how to organize your notes, notebooks and stacks. Nevertheless it inspired me to use Evernote more and give it a real try.
This book was perfect for me - having never used Evernote before. I liked that it was a fast read - gave me an overview of Evernote and how it works. I was able to jump right into Evernote afterwards and have it work great for me. Fast, simple, written well. Other books have more detail and provide the "how-to"....but, in me, create overwhelm and delay in getting started with too much information. I've been using Evernote now for a month and LOVE it -- this book is a great fit for someone new to Evernote.
Ms. Samuel mentioned this book on the HBR Ideacast. A quick read, this guide will get you started.
Author gives very practical advice about suggested naming conventions, use cases, etc.
Unfortunately, the author omitted several key Evernote strengths. First, Ms. Samuel only casually mentioned customized searches: Loc 343:"...you can use Evernote's search field to look for any notes in the stack created in the past two weeks (just enter updated:week-2)." Are there other search strings?
Second, I also thought Ms. Samuel would've mentioned where to go for more ideas. Evernote "trunks" and communities come to mind....
I've read pretty much all of the eBooks about Evernote on Amazon and this one isn't that great. It's well written and very helpful in places but overall it is VERY short (took me less than 15 minutes to read it) and not very comprehensive. Basically the author describes how to use Evernote in different ways in specific fields of business. That can be helpful and the way the author lays it is helpful, but honestly it's not as well done as other books. The Evernote bible has a section called 99 uses that sums up much of the content of this book. There is also little content on the inner-workings of Evernote which is what I look for in a book on the subject. So this isn't a bad book, but it just wasn't for me.
This book reiterates the majority of the help files for the product but provides additional insight as to how to best utilize the product. I think this book is best for new users of Evernote compared to someone who has been using the product for a while. I would suggest this book mainly for the basic organizational information that is not covered by the help files so a new user can get their note system set up quickly and effectively.
this was a brief but helpful guide for thinking through how to structure evernote to suit my needs before jumping in and using the program. I tried evernote a couple of years ago and gave up on it, if i'd had this book it would have helped me a lot. this time i think i'll be able to stick with the program - it's really useful and the newer versions have excellent features. I used this book to figure out (on paper) an evernote setup that suits my workflow needs, and then i also bought one of the more detailed books that provides technical instructions (evernote's manuals are very spare!).
I like and use Evernote. The ability to work across platforms is the main feature for me. This book award purchased with the intention to increase my awareness of the features available in Evernote, and to explore different concepts for working with the App. It succeeded in making me aware of possible working options.
I liked that this was not a blend of a technical manual and a strategic manual. This is a high level guide on how to use evernote. what to use it for. how to get more out of it. I got 4 or 5 good ideas, and I would have considered myself an advanced user going in.