Here is another review on an Evernote book. This book, My Evernote*, was written by Katherine Murray, and I would classify it as a very detailed beginner’s book. Murray does a great job of detailing the use of Evernote in a step-by-step manner. The book is laid out in twelve chapters, each focusing on a specific way to capture or organize notes in Evernote. Here is a list of topics covered:
- Getting started with Evernote
- Evernote everywhere, on everything!
- Capturing and tagging your first notes
- Editing and formatting notes
- Adding and working with images
- Inking your notes
- Grabbing Web clippings and Webcam notes
- Recording audio notes
- Creating and managing notebooks
- Finding and viewing notes your way
- Previewing and printing your notes
- Sharing notes with others
This book is available as both a paperback and Kindle book. I personally have the Kindle version of the book, and I am very pleased with the inner workings of the book. When Murray discusses a concept that is explained in more detail in another part of the book, she links to the material. This makes it tremendously easy to drill down on a section you need. She has also included countless images that have detailed annotations, which helps identify key portions of the image or the step being addressed. Murray uses the images liberally as she walks you through various step-by-step tasks.
Murray has certainly done her research as she put together this book. She has included content that I have not seen in books similar in nature. With that said, much of the information can be found in the Evernote tutorials. Also many of the procedures, e.g., setting up your account, will be accomplished only once. However, it is nice to have such a detailed tome available for reference when needed.
Throughout the book, Murray includes useful tips gleaned from experience as a user.
If you are an Evernote fan or just starting out with Evernote, I would certainly recommend this book. Murray provides a high level of detail. This level of detail may get in the way if you are simply looking for ideas on how to leverage Evernote. Still, I think it has a prominent place on your Evernote resource shelf.
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