Around the time I wrote my first post about Evernote, those wonderful developers released a huge update that I had no clue about! This update included one specific feature that has changed the way I work.
The reminders feature is really three tools in one beautiful package.
- It allows you to assign a due date to notes.
- It allows you to keep important notes at the top of your notebook.
- It can act as a task manager. (as opposed to a task list inside of a note, which I have never used)
I now use reminders to keep track of everything I need to do, and I organize them based on their category or event.
This combined with Evernote’s Web Clipper extension for Chrome has made Evernote exponentially more useful to me. When someone emails me a request to do something, I simply create a note from the email inside of Gmail. I can even put it in the proper notebook and set it as a reminder!
The one thing it doesn’t do is allow you to create a recurring task. For this reason, I keep my recurring tasks in Any.do.