Posts by Anthony Bartlett

5 Remarkably Easy Time Management Tips

Research shows workers are productive for less than 3 hours a day. Follow these 5 simple time management tips to get more done with your workday.

A Low-Stress Guide to Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can be a stressful process if you want to do it yourself. Here are a few tips you can use to smooth out the coordination process.

Introducing Evernote for Gmail

When was the last time you scrolled through your inbox trying to find a particular email with important details—but couldn’t easily find it? If you’re like most people, your life is buried under inbox overload. Despite your best intentions, emails keep coming…and coming…and coming. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re faced with hundreds of unread messages. You know the information you need is somewhere in that pileup, but you

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Zapier’s New Slack Action Will Power Up Your Life

When communications app Slack first introduced Slack Actions in May 2018, users everywhere rejoiced. Suddenly you didn’t have to remember obscure ‘slash’ commands to integrate with apps like Evernote; it was as simple and painless as clicking a menu item. Now Zapier has joined the party, launching a set of Slack Actions that enable you to connect Evernote with your other favorite apps—such as Airtable, Todoist, and over 1,300 others—all

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The Ever Better Challenge, Part 5: In the End, It’s the Effort That Matters

This challenge is not an all-or-nothing thing—the only failure is in not trying. – Sinda A. Today is day 28 of my Ever Better Challenge, which is no desserts for 30 days in the hope of losing a little weight. I recognize that skipping dessert is easy for some people, but I’m not one of them. It’s much easier for me to skip meals and go straight to the good

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The Ever Better Challenge, Part 4: Consider the Past, Continue What Works

It’s been a long 21 days. I think giving up desserts for my Ever Better Challenge (Evernote’s 30-day program to help you finish what you start) was a decent idea, but it might have been an easier feat after the holidays. I never noticed how ubiquitous holiday desserts were until this year. Every day was an obstacle course—coworkers bringing baked goods to the office! Friends, neighbors, and relatives giving treats

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The Ever Better Challenge, Part 3: Overcome Setbacks, Finish What You Started

So, about that cookie I mentioned in last week’s blog… It was an accident. Sometimes setbacks are. Like when you want to start running every day, but you sprain your ankle. Or when you commit to an Ever Better Challenge to stop eating desserts, but a tray of warm chocolate chip cookies is placed in front of you at your office’s holiday party—and you instinctively grab one and take a

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The Ever Better Challenge, Part 2: Maintain the Change, Get Closer to Your Goal

I’m grumpy. People are starting to ask me if I’m OK. I politely tell them I’m fine, but the truth is I’m craving desserts. It feels like something is missing. I don’t want to get too existential, but life has felt a little empty over the last week. It’s been about seven days since I stopped eating dessert for my Ever Better Challenge. So far, I have lost a pound

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Looking Ahead: Evernote’s Priorities for 2019

On my first day as CEO of Evernote, I blogged about how excited I was to join the company and how much I was looking forward to inventing the future with you. I have spent the last two months learning about Evernote, both from the inside out and from the outside in. From the inside out, I’ve been meeting and talking with legions of hard-working team members dedicated to improving

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The Ever Better Challenge, Part 1: Build a Plan, Change a Habit

I’m typing this on Monday morning, although I suppose that’s not a very meaningful detail. How about: I’m typing this on Monday morning—without the aid of the chocolate-hazelnut croissant I treat myself to at the beginning of each week. Why? Because today is the first day of my Ever Better Challenge, which is no desserts for 30 days in the hope of losing a little weight. (You might be thinking

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