Evernote allows you to create notes by sending an email to your unique Evernote email address. It’s a great feature, if you know when and how to use it.
Locate your unique email address and add it to your email contacts. This is unique to your account. If anyone else has it, they too can create notes in your account. Go to https://www.evernote.com/Settings.action to find your unique email address.
Adjust the subject line of the message you’re forwarding. It becomes the title of your note.
Add tags and send the note to a specific folder by adding the following characters to the subject line of the email. # + tag name or @ + notebook name.
Chick-Fil-A Bfast Meeting with Pierce @Financial #receipts #takepermission
Here are ten creative and useful ways to use this feature and tag suggestions:
How many times have you received a compliment via email? It’s a wonderful feeling. Save those affirmations for the days when you feel like a miserable bum.
Tags: affirmation, pickmeup, irock
- Blogging Topics
The next time someone asks you a question via email, you can reply as you usually do but also send it to Evernote adding a tag that reminds you that it’s a great blogging topic.
Tags: blogtopic, FAQ
- Cultivate a Weekly Newsletter
Weekly newsletters that have multiple articles are a great way to add value to your subscribers. Evernote is the perfect place to keep track of interesting articles you read. You can then search through them once a week to create a value-packed newsletter.
Tags: newslettersource, newsletter, cultivate
- Track Feature Updates
You’re busy, so you don’t read all of the emails you get about feature updates for your software. Send them to your Evernote to review when you have more time so you get the most out of your software.
Tag: software, updates, readlater
- Digital receipts
You can always take a picture of your receipt and add it to your Evernote account, but many of your receipts are digital so forward them into your account for safe keeping.
Tags: receipt, business, expense
- Family Fun
If you get newsletters from museums, zoos, your library or other family-focused organizations you can forward those to your Evernote so the next time you’re wondering what to do with the family, it’s in your Evernote!
Tags: family, activities, kids, community
- Track Prospective Clients
When you interact with a potential client, you can track all of the communications with them by forwarding them into your Evernote.
Tags: prospect, lead
- Listener Feedback
If you have a podcast or on-line, show that audience members give you feedback about then Evernote is a great place to store that feedback for future reference. You can read the feedback live on a future show or study it to make the changes they suggest.
Tags: feedback, changes, podcast, criticism, critique
- Marriage Improvement
My wife and I want to stay married forever, so we work to maintain our relationship through healthy friendships with other married couples, reading books on marriage, attending counseling when necessary, and listening to marriage podcasts together. Forwarding newsletters or articles from your favorite news app into Evernote can be good for your marriage. Try it.
Tags: marriage, love, counseling, Sara (or your spouse’s name)
- Track Wisdom
There are times you open an email and it’s full of wisdom. It’s not something you’re going to blog about right away, but you just KNOW that it’s something you want to keep handy in case you need it someday. Put it in Evernote. I do this with about 10% of Seth Godin’s blog posts, which I get via email every morning.
Tags: wisdom, deepthoughts