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  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I've had the app for a while but never quite got around to figuring out what it was all about. Then my paperless project started and someone here recommended it. In doing to reading it seemed Evernote was all the rage.

    WHAT AN AWESOME APP! Fast forward a week and I have 2 premium accounts going, one personal and one business.

    Who else uses it?

    How do you use it?

    Tips?
     
  2. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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  3. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    What the heck is that magnum? :tongueout: Are you a user or considering?

    chime in :wavey:
     
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    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I'm burning up the interwebs right now uploading and syncing the library of congress. If anyone's connection gets slow, that's why.
     
  5. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I had it for awhile, played around with it, but I really don't have a use for it, as far as I can see.

    Maybe I'm just missing something.
     
  6. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    I have it on my phone but I'm not really sure what it does!:embarassed:
     
  7. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    That's how I was for a long time.

    Basically, imagine a big basket into which you can throw anything from voice memos to pdfs to photos to spreadsheets to powerpoint presentations to quick reminder notes -- the servers then run OCR and catalog everything and make it all searchable. It is then sync'd to all of your devices.

    Folders can be local, on the cloud or both.

    It has a folder hierarchy you can choose to use, or not.

    Basically, its your "My Documents", sync'd to your devices.

    And in your case, with your salespeople and whatnot, you can share folders and have them sync'd to everyone's devices. So it can also be a distribution tool.
     
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  8. Arquebus12

    Arquebus12 Non-broccophobe CLM

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    I use Dropbox... similar, only different.
     
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    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    For instance, I put a stack of receipts in my scanner, scan directly to Evernote. The OCR then scans each one and every receipt is keyword or tag searchable.
     
  10. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I don't have many documents and such personally. For business, as my company is heavily regulated by the SEC, I use NetDocuments to hold everything. That and a very good CRM program to track calls and emails.

    I may fiddle with it at some point for volunteer stuff.
     
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    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    You use salesforce, right?
     
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  12. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Si.

    asdfdsaasd asdfasdfasdf
     
  13. RottnJP

    RottnJP Lifetime Member

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    I've got it, but never used it...

    Are you seriously downloading a bunch of LoC materials for future reference? How does that work?
     
  14. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    :supergrin: No. What I meant was that I'm moving a ton into it.

    Basically, everything that doesn't have my SSN on it is going in there.
     
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    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    My company uses a crappy home brew and LOTUS NOTES so I don't have full integration, like email.

    I buy sfdc myself but its only a mid-level plan. Evernote has some sfdc app but it isn't available at my plan level.
     
  16. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Went back and found this post by hamster on my paperless thread last week

    Hamster - do you put docs with personal info on Evernote?

    Also, how do you setup evernote to monitor dropbox?
     
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  17. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

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    Hi Certified, glad you like it.

    I have a single Evernote premium account I use for business and personal notes. I just have it set up with multiple "notebooks."

    My very personal info like passports, social security etc, I don't keep in the cloud. However scans of my bills etc I do have in a personal folder called receipts that I sync to the cloud.

    I've never even come close to uploading a Gig of stuff to evernote premium in a given month, so one account is all I need.

    As for dropbox. I use that extensively. I have a special subfolder in my dropbox area. /Dropbox/Evernote

    Within the evernote program my a spare PC I have, I set up an import folder (Tools...Import Folders). To monitor the /Dropbox Evernote folder. I selected the option to delete the originals as well.

    I'm a Mac user and unfortunately the Mac version of Evernote doesn't support import folders. So I just use my Windows server machine in the basement to run evernote's PC version. As soon as I drop a doc into the evernote folder, It syncs via dropbox. Evernote on the PC then imports it, and kills the original from Dropbox. The next time Evernote syncs (ever 15 min) it gets synced to my cloud account.

    I usually use that setup from my work PC where I don't have evernote installed for privacy reasons, but I DO have dropbox. If there is a powerpoint I want to keep for my records, I just dump it into the evernote folder.

    As for privacy. Dropbox content is encrypted in the cloud. According to them, even Dropbox personel can't read your files (take that with a grain of salt).

    Evernote notes are NOT encrypted by default. So they are saved in clear text. My philosophy for the most part though is it would be easier for an identity thief to steal my gas and credit card bills out of my mailbox than to try to hack my evernote.
     
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    .264 magnum CLM

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    Lotus Notes. For real?
     
  19. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

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    You'd be surprised. It is still out there. IBM global consulting one of the top IT consultancies in the world still uses it as well.

    I work for a large firm with lots of tech experts and we are stuck using it as well.
     
  20. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Yeah, your post got me looking into it.

    I set up a business and a personal account, both premium. Not for the size limits but because I don't want any of my personal info on my work pc. I read lots of pros and cons and we'll see if I made the right choice.

    I'm split on the personal stuff on the cloud and probably WON'T do it.

    Any other tips are welcome. Mac user as well.