Evernote is one of the best ways to remember things and keep important information at ones finger tips everywhere they go. Evernote can be an extremely powerful tool for technologists and just about anyone else for that matter! Here are  forty-five of the probably thousands things technologists can use Evernote for, to make their lives easier.

  1. Take notes during phone calls or  messages that require follow up.
  2. ToDo Lists and Other Lists
  3. Save Articles to be read later using Evernote Web Clipper.
  4. Maintain and organize documents library; and easily search document contents via Evernote’s built-in OCR.
  5. Create a Knowledge base of frequently used how-to documents.
  6. Save login credentials (Not as secure as encrypted password mangers such as LastPass)
  7. Write down ink/toner cartridges numbers and/or take pictures of cartridges to make repurchasing easy.
  8. Save coupon codes for when you are going shopping.
  9. Brainstorm ideas for future blog and/or social media posts.
  10. Keep regularly-used reference materials easily accessible.
  11. Save frequently used code snippets or commands.
  12. Take pictures of whiteboard notes from meetings.
  13. Take pictures of sketches from napkins or other sources.
  14. Take pictures of receipts to organize expenses and be ready for tax season.
  15. Save frequently used text.
  16. Keep inventory of equipment  usage, maintenance, etc.
  17. Take pictures of product prices from stores, or web clip from websites to compare prices and find the best deal.
  18. Save hardware serial numbers for quick reference.
  19. Save Software activation codes for quick access.
  20. Save machine tech specs for each machine one is responsible for maintaining.
  21. Keep a list of software you need to have installed on your machine or the machines you are responsible for. (Personally, I have  my list color coded list for the method they are installed: download, app store, disk, etc(
  22. Take pictures of business cards collected when networking.
  23. Save plans for site layouts, page lists, etc for web designers.
  24. Save frequently used keyboard shortcuts for various software and operating systems.
  25. Save list links to favorite reference sites.
  26. Save important emails by forwarding them to your Evernote email address (Can be automated using mail filters).
  27. Organize project and all related materials. Note: It may be best to create a notebook for each project!
  28. Organize client information and make easily searchable by creating a tag for each client.
  29. Record ideas for future.
  30. Record lectures or seminars for future playback. Note: Be sure to get permission from the presenter ahead of time, BEFORE recording.
  31. Scan or take a picture of warranty information.
  32. Use web clipper to save webpages.
  33. Record error messages and error codes when troubleshooting issues.
  34. Save Two-factor authentication codes- Again, not as secure as an encrypted file.
  35. Organize travel plans.
  36. Record notes to yourself.
  37. Use shared notebooks/notes to collaborate with others on projects.
  38. Keep list of support numbers for various equipment.
  39. Create a searchable catalog of books or other documentation using Evernote’s OCR function.
  40. Set reminders for yourself.
  41. Maintain list of recurring processes.
  42. Annotate images and PDF files using Evernote-owned Skitch app.
  43. Plan future equipment/software upgrades.
  44. Tracking incoming and outgoing package tracking numbers.
  45. Automate Evernote more with IFTTT.

About the Author

MikeMike Gdovin has been blogging about technology since 2006 on his blog, Gdovin.net. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Media from Kutztown University with a minor in Journalism, Public Relations and Business. In addition to blogging about technology, Mike is a video producer, technology consultant and social media expert.