Book Review – Evernote: Your Second Brain: Evernote User Guide to Organize Your Life Clutter, Double Productivity and Achieve More in Less Time

I had picked up Evernote: Your Second Brain: Evernote User Guide to Organize Your Life Clutter, Double Productivity and Achieve More in Less Time (How to Use Evernote, … Management, Evernote Essentials)* hoping to find another way to use my go to program, Evernote. However, I was extremely disappointed. This was perhaps the worst book I had ever read. The language used to write the book was terrible and there was very little new in terms of content. I would not recommend this book. Read more

Book Review – Evernote: 31 Steps to Become a Evernote Pro

Here is another short book on how to use Evernote. Always looking for better ways to use Evernote, I usually will take a risk on Evernote books. In his book, Evernote: 31 Steps to Become a Evernote Pro: How to Use the Amazing Evernote to Remember Everything, Accomplish Any Goal, Become a Master and Achieve More *, Philip Vang briefly outlined the necessary steps to become an Evernote “pro.” I do not necessarily believe you will become a pro, but there is a lot of good tips in this book; especially if you are new to Evernote. Read more

Book Review – Evernote: 12 Important GTD Evernote Lessons On How To Use Evernote For Getting Things Done

According to Amazon, this book is 39 pages long, broken into 4 chapters. The first chapter focuses on setting up Evernote and basic organization of notes, tags, and notebooks. The second chapter lists uses for Evernote. Again, this was handled very superficially. So much more could have gone into this section. Holmes provided ideas for the following topics elementary teachers, English/history, math class, art class, coordinate projects, provide audio instructions, facilitate reaction, simplify communication, collaborate at work, gift ideas, and a grocery list. The ideas seemed to be all over the map without any organization. The third chapter addressed tips for Evernote. Holmes again discussed notes, tags, and notebooks; however, he did add information on different types of notes. There were no images in the book, which could have helped with explaining some of the steps he outlined. Finally, in chapter four, Holmes provided a list of shortcuts. He actually listed all the keyboard shortcuts. The list of keyboard shortcuts was over 17% of the book.

I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into writing a book. While I am not necessarily looking for the next bestseller, I do expect some level of quality. I am disappointed when a book is thrown together simply for the sale. For that reason, I could not in good conscious recommend this book to others. There are many other better books on the topic.


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Book review: Evernote. Wow! I Didn’t Know It Could Do That

As a huge fan of Evernote, I am always on the search to find out how I can squeeze more out of this great program. That is why I was  pleased to find this book, Evernote. Wow! I Didn’t Know It Could Do That.: How-To Tips with Pics* by Garth Scaysbrook. He was able to introduce me to new ways of leveraging Evernote that I had not seen before. Well done! Read more

Book Review: How to Use Evernote for Writing & Research

Whenever I see a book on Evernote, I get pretty excited; I am always looking for new ways to leverage this powerful tool. I just recently picked up a book called How to Use Evernote for Writing and Research* by Nancy Hendrickson. In this book. Hendrickson talked about how to leverage Evernote to organize all her research and writing projects. She explained Evernote was her go to online service for collecting everything, and I wholeheartedly agree. Read more

Book Review: Evernote Mastery – Exactly How to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life, Manage Your Day & Get Things Done

“It is now more easier than ever before to save ideas, memories and moments for future reference” (Clydesbank Media, 2014, Introduction). This was in the introduction to Evernote: Mastery – Exactly How To Use Evernote To Organize Your Life, Manage Your Day & Get Things Done* by ClydeBank Media, LLC. Always looking to learn more about Evernote, I took a chance on this book; unfortunately, I was hoping for more. Read more