One thing I love about Evernote is that it was designed to work with the way *you* think, and the way *I* think, and the way that guy sitting two rows behind you on the train thinks…
Everyone uses Evernote completely differently, and that’s the beauty of it.
What saves time for me might not be at all useful for you, but I’ll share mine anyway 🙂
And, as you’ve asked for Android, I’ll stick to features that are on that application specifically:
1. Business Card Scanning.
How many times in your life have people handed you Business Cards and they were relegated to a pile of “I’ll do something with those later, maybe?” That “later” pretty much never came for me. Until Business Card Scanning in Evernote. Not only does it get the data from the card, it then connects to LinkedIn and fills in the rest of the details and THEN emails the person for you to say “Hey, yeah, I got your card. Wanna connect?” Genius. Thank you Evernote.
2. Document Scanning
I can’t even TELL you how many times I’ve had to pay $.10 a page to some random Office Supply store to make a copy of something for someone, or have had papers sitting somewhere forever because I didn’t want to hook up the scanner. With Evernote for Android (and now the standalone Scannable App) I can just point at a page and I get a searchable, shareable copy of whatever document it is. I look like a superstar because I’ve now handed things in on time without people having to nag me for paperwork.
3. Dictate Mode
I find that I have a good 30 minutes a day of downtime when I’m driving places, and I would love to be more productive during that time. Evernote to the rescue again – I can talk and it transcribes my words to text automatically, so when I get to where I’m going, I’ve got a reasonably good block of text to work from. (Note: you need a good microphone and a quiet background for this to be most effective.)
4. Offline Mode/External Apps
For things that I want to have immediate access to all the time, I set up offline notebooks. My favorite Offline Notebook is actually one that is a result of a hack:
I have a set of IFTTT recipes set up to catch any time I tweet with a link. Those tweets then get run through a generator to pull out the full text of the article I’m tweeting (if an article), and then dumped into an Evernote notebook. That is the offline notebook I use. So, I am capturing the full content of those articles I’m tweeting for later offline use, so I can read them whenever I have the time.
There’s really so many things you can do with Evernote!
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-tips-and-time-saving-hacks-for-the-Evernote-Android-app
Originally Posted On: 2015-02-02