The Big List of Evernote Uses

The Big List of Evernote Uses

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Evernote is a powerful cross-platform note taking application with tons of practical uses. There are literally thousands of uses for this great application be it note taking, creating to do lists, or some combination of the above.

Below is a partial list of uses that are a combination of common and uncommon. More items will be added as they're discovered. Feel free to include your suggestions in the comments for inclusion on this list.

  • Accident Documentation (Vehicle Details, Photos, Proof of Insurance, VIN, etc.)
  • Accolades (Personal, professional, etc.)
  • Apps You Want to Download List
  • Apps Installed on Your Android
  • Apps Installed on Your iPad
  • Apps Installed on Your iPhone
  • Apps/Software Installed on Your Mac
  • Apps/Software Installed on Your PC
  • Articles to Read Later
  • Bookmarks (Web site address URLs)
  • Books You Want to Buy
  • Blog Post Drafts
  • Blog Post Ideas
  • Brag Book
  • Bucket List
  • Business Expenses
  • Business Reports
  • Canned Responses / Replies
  • Capturing Whiteboards
  • Child Art Projects (After they're done hanging on the refrigerator)
  • Code Snippets
  • Collections List (Trading Cards, Coins, Stamps, etc. – What you have)
  • College Papers
  • Computer Hardware (Installed / Configurations)
  • Contacts (People you meet, their business cards, information, etc.)
  • Craigslist Posts
  • Dream Book (aka using the power of “The Secret”)
  • Dream Interpretation (Dreams you've had and what they may mean)
  • Driving Directions
  • eBay Auction Details (Buying or Selling)
  • Email Newsletters
  • Email Storage/Archive
  • Employment References
  • Family Information / Notes (Favorites, important dates, misc. notes, etc.)
  • Family Tree / Genealogy  (Birth and Death Certificates, other information)
  • Fantasy Sports Research (NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, etc.)
  • Favorites List (Foods, Drinks, Places, etc.)
  • Fitness Information
  • Foods You Want to Try List
  • Gift Lists (Clothing Sizes, Shoe Sizes, etc.)
  • Goals
  • Grocery List
  • Groupon Vouchers You've Purchased
  • Health Information
  • Home Information (Paint colors/brand, rug types, etc.)
  • Home Inventory (Photos, documents of owned products for insurance purposes)
  • Home Search Documents (community contacts, details, schematics, pricing, etc.)
  • How To (Step by Step Instructions or Solutions to Problems)
  • Humorous Things (Photos, Text, etc.)
  • Important Phone Numbers
  • Inspiration File (Quotes, Images, Ideas, etc.)
  • Interview Notes
  • Jobs You Have Applied To (Date of Application, Job Descriptions, etc.)
  • Journaling
  • Keyboard Shortcuts for your Favorite Programs
  • Kitchen Inventory (Pantry, Spices, Freezer, etc.)
  • Kitchen Equipment/Gadget Inventory
  • Kudos File
  • Legal Documents
  • Lesson Plan Creation
  • Library (List of Books You Own)
  • Living Social Vouchers You Have Purchased
  • Locations You Want to Visit
  • Magazine Articles (Take a snap of the page(s))
  • Media Manager (Keep a list of DVDs, Blue Ray, PS3, etc. that you own)
  • Milestones (Personal, Professional, etc.)
  • Movies You Want to See List
  • Music You Want to Download List
  • Office Inventory (Paper clips, paper, pens, staples, etc.)
  • Packing Lists (For traveling)
  • Paperless Library (eBooks or PDFs to read)
  • Pet Information (Licensing, Immunizations, health, etc.)
  • Photo Storage
  • Prescription List
  • Product Instruction Manual Storage
  • Product Prices (Comparison Shopping)
  • Quotes (Business, Inspirational, Personal)
  • Receipt Storage
  • Recipe Book
  • Research
  • Schedules (Sports, Transportation, Personal, etc.)
  • Scrapbooks (Collection of tickets, passes, photos, etc. of events or activities)
  • Shipment Tracking Information (UPS / FEDEX / USPS, etc.)
  • Skills List (What are you good at?)
  • Task Manager / To Do Lists
  • Tax Documents
  • Team Rosters (For sports)
  • Templates (Email, etc.)
  • To Read File (Collection of items clipped, photo'd to read)
  • Tweets from Twitter (forwarded to @myen)
  • Restaurant Take Out Menus
  • Restaurants You Want to Try
  • Travel Documents
  • Vehicle Information (Maintenance records, registrations, etc.)
  • Warranty Card Storage / Information
  • Workout Information (Weights uses, measurements, length of time, etc.)

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