Use Evernote to Save Time and Money

by Christina Brown · 5 comments

in Organization

EvernoteI’ve always been in love with the power of technology.  From the moment I touched the keyboard of the Apple IIe in elementary school to today, I love finding new ways to do more with computers.

One of my most favorite ways to save time and money is with Evernote.  Evernote is a FREE app that you can use on your desktop computer or your mobile device.  It allows you to keep your notes, files and images in one place.  You can jot down notes, take a photo of something you like and add audio to it or keep track of trip itineraries. You can clip snippets of information from websites.  My favorite part is that you can sync your information between your computer and your phone and share information with other Evernote users. (Very useful for busy family members or busy offices!)

Here are a few of the ways I use Evernote:

To-Do lists

I still have a paper and pencil planner (because I’m old-school like that), but I like having the option of an electronic to-do list when I’m out and about.  I can check things off as I get things done right on my phone.

Saving ideas

Evernote helps me keep track of my ideas grom blog post ideas to projects I want to do around the house.  I love that I can snap a photo and add notes to it, add audio, or just clip something from the web that interested me.  You can create tags for all your notes so that it makes them easy to find them when you need them.

Shopping lists

When it was back-to-school time for our boys, I was able to upload a PDF of the boys’ school supply lists right to Evernote so that I would have it with me when I was shopping.  In addition, I created a note of the things the clothing items the boys needed for school – complete with sizes – so that I could find just what we needed.

For those of you who shop for things like clothing and gifts all year-round, Evernote is a huge time and money saver.  You can keep notes with the sizes, favorite colors, and gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. It’s easy to cross things off your list, and you won’t have to worry about accidentally buying things you don’t need just because they are on sale.

Evernote is a simple, yet powerful app that has really helped me keep on top of things.  And when you stay on top of things, you’re less likely to make mistakes that waste time or cost money.

Have you ever used Evernote?  How did you use it to stay organized?

Coupons procured by Savings.com


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JoeTaxpayer October 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

This may sound a bit obsessive. I snap photos of the shelf tags at Costco to load right to Evernote. That way, when there’s a sale elsewhere, it’s easy to determine whether it’s actually a good deal or not.
Evernote offers a way to email directly into your account, e.g. When family offers to send me a photo or article, I have then send to the EN email address for my account and it lands right there for me. Great feature once you start to use it.

Reply

2 Christina Brown October 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Love that you use Evernote to create your own price book. Brilliant!

Reply

3 BrooklynBeka October 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Evernote! Use it all the time to clip recipes, craft tutorials, lists, lists and more lists. I tell everyone I know about it. I use Skitch too, but not as often.
If I could be a brand Ambassador for Evernote I would!
So, thrilled you are using it too AND writing about it..

Reply

4 Christina @ Northern Cheapskate October 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Nice to meet another Evernote fan! I have tried to use Skitch a few times, but just can’t seem to really wrap my head around it. Maybe I’ll have to give it another look, too.

Reply

5 Pete October 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I use evernote for all sorts of things. I use it for to-do lists, for saving posts to read later, for keeping blog post ideas in one place, for taking sermon notes at church, making audio notes of ideas of things to do later, and more. I used to always hear people raving about it, and now i know why.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Frugal Featured in Alltop Top Personal Finance Blogs