My first year in college, I majored in graphic design. This was back when using a computer to design was a privilege offered to juniors and seniors--not lowly freshman. A few years later, I was working as a graphic artist at a sign shop. Then I spent a few years designing for the web. I was pretty good at design, but not great. Still, I had a general rule--no cheating with templates, stock images, or stock photos. I was an artist, damnit, and I was only going to use my own stuff. Eventually, though, my priorities changed, and I wanted to focus more on content and less on design. That's how I ended up on SquareSpace. They handle the details so I can concentrate on the content. And that's how I eventually came around to using Canva.
A Journal in Evernote with Drafts
I started keeping a journal back in high school. It started as a series of Mac Write documents back in ’90. One file for each year. Eventually, I migrated to Microsoft Word, and then through a series of database applications; Access, FileMaker Pro, Lotus Domino, and Bento all served their personal purpose over the years.... Continue Reading →
Microsoft Outlook for iOS
Microsoft just may have something here...
Microsoft recently released Outlook for iOS. Technically, it's a rebranding of acquisition Acompli, but it's still awesome. I've only been playing with it for a day, but it's already replaced both Apple's Mail app and the Calendar app on my iPhone and iPad. It works incredibly well with Gmail; mail, calendars, and contacts all sync perfectly so far.
TUESDAY TIPS: Evernote Scannable App
Looking for an even easier way to get paper into Evernote? Check out Scannable (iOS only for now.) The document camera in Evernote has been awesome for awhile. But it still requires you to open the Evernote app first. To quickly scan a document, business card, or Post-it Note and send it anywhere (including Evernote,) the... Continue Reading →
Working From a Home Office
I don't talk much about my day job, though I may start in the next few months. I manage marketing content for several hundred digital signage units across the country. For the past few years, I've been doing this from home.ScheduleInitially I got up, walked a few feet, and plopped down in my office chair... Continue Reading →
Remember the Milk and Evernote Integration
I’m working on a post that covers the last two weeks of travel--both my trip to San Francisco for the Evernote Conference, and my trip to Scottsdale for work. There are so many topics I want to cover for those events that I’m trying to break them up into smaller bites instead of dropping them... Continue Reading →
Evernote Conference and Top Ten List – Part Two
In the last post, I covered the top ten ways Evernote helps my personal life organized. This post will focus on how Evernote helps me in my day job. Part II: The Job That Pays the Bills Organizing Work Requests Most of my work requests come in via email. I used to keep them all... Continue Reading →
GUEST POST: A man, a stack of business cards, and a Doxie One scanner
Guest post by Mike McNulty First let me start by mentioning I am a huge fan of Evernote. I even tell everyone that if I could only have one app, it would be Evernote. Now to the review of the Doxie One... In a word WOW. My job requires me to see a lot of... Continue Reading →
Canon P-215 Winner’s Thoughts
The Canon P-215 found its new home with Natalie this week, so I asked her what she had planned for it... I won the scanner! I can't tell you how happy and grateful I am to Daniel & Evernote to have won. For YEARS I have wanted a nice scanner to be able to transition... Continue Reading →