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I know I am a bit evangelical about Evernote, but it really has removed so much stress (and paper) from my life, and allowed me to (mostly) keep on top of my family life and all its organisational demands.
This week I received an email that contained the details of my Year 10 son's E-books from Jacaranda.
This is an important email, as it contains all the details of how he can access his texbooks online.
It is important that we keep this for the year - just in case anything happens to his school iPad, and we need to re-download these books.
Now, I know that I could just save such an email in an email folder in my iCloud mail account.
But these days, I do something different with this sort of important email.
I email it directly into my Evernote, and tell it to place itself in my 'Education' Notebook.
On my Mac, I choose the 'Send Again' option (or I 'Forward' it if I am on my iPhone or iPad) and I choose the email address of my Evernote account.*
I change the Subject of the email to reflect the Title that I wish to use for the Evernote Note.
I can specify the Notebook in which I wish the email to be placed by adding @notebook-name to the subject - in this case, I add @Education. (If I don't specify a Notebook name in the subject, it will just go into my default Notebook - which is called To Do. I regularly check my To Do Notebook and refile any Notes that are there into there applicable Notebook.)
But wait, there's more!
I can set a reminder for the Note/email as well.
This is great when you have an email that you need to act on at a later date, and need a prompt - along with content of the email - presented to you on that date.
To do this, I add a date with the format !yyyy/mm/dd, or I can use !tomorrow. This will result in a notification on that day on all my devices - ensuring that I don't miss it.
*Now I can hear you asking: how do you determine your Evernote Account's email address?
Below is an excerpt from the Evernote Knowledge Base article on this topic.
Just make a 'Contact' card in your online Address Book for this email address, and name it evernote. Then, every time you need to email something direct to Evernote, you just include the address evernote in the To, Cc, or Bcc. That way, you will never have to remember that cryptic email address provided by Evernote.
The Evernote Documentation is really great for topics like this - well laid out and easy to follow. I highly recommend that those of you who are interested in Evernote check it out. Here is the full web page on the topic of How to email into Evernote.
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