Posts by Forrest Dylan Bryant

SXSW Highlights: 9 Talks to Challenge and Inspire You

And just like that, South by Southwest (SXSW) is over. If you struggled to keep up, you wouldn’t be alone. Mixing music, technology, and film with the keynotes and panel discussions of a conference, SXSW was 10 days of funky vibes, innovative trends, and inspiring conversations (not to mention breakfast tacos and Texas BBQ). “Hosting such a widely diverse collection of interests in one place inevitably produces chaos,” said Evernote

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Crusading for Equal Pay, with Evernote by Her Side

In her book, Navigating the Career Jungle: A Guide for Young Professionals, author and career advisor Jacqueline V. Twillie starts out with one of those pieces of common sense advice that should be obvious, but really isn’t. After explaining that networking is not about collecting business cards, but actually connecting with people, she points out that forging meaningful connections takes work. In order to impress potential employers or customers, “you

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Medal-Worthy Success: 3 Inspiring Tips from Top Athletes

In many ways, to be human is to strive. We want to go farther, to climb higher, to create or do something extraordinary that will live on in history. Those dreams change with time; most of us do not grow up to be the astronauts or movie stars we imagined. So we strive in new, more grounded ways: testing our mettle at the gym, through artistic expression, or in our

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Evernote Named One of Zapier’s Top 10 Apps

It’s a fast-moving world out there, and busy professionals need to juggle projects, data, and ideas like never before. In a typical workday, hours can be lost managing tools or doing data entry. Add in all the personal components of your online life, and it can feel like you spend more time hopping between apps than actually using them. That’s why we love Zapier, a service that automates tasks by

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One Key Reason Your Resolutions Will Probably Fail—And What to Do About It

It’s the season for New Year’s resolutions. Wharton School researchers say we’re inclined to look forward to new and important goals around significant points on the calendar, such as the start of a new year. They call it the “fresh-start effect.” The bad news is that the effect doesn’t last very long. According to one poll, four in ten Americans usually set resolutions at the start of the year. Another

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Getting Started with GTD (Getting Things Done) Templates

Update (September 24, 2018): There’s a new way to find, manage, and use note templates in Evernote. Visit our template gallery to browse pre-made templates you can add to your Evernote account. Learn more » It’s 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, and you have one question on your mind: what should I be doing right now? You’re busy getting things done, but the notification count on your email inbox is

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Make 2018 Your Year to Do Big Things

We’re ushering in a new year; break out the champagne and celebrate! But this is also a great time to reflect and survey the months ahead. What do you want to do with them? If this is your year to do big things, your goals might include improving your health, acquiring a new skill or habit, or even writing a book or starting that winning blog. But as many of

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Stuck in the Middle: Conquering Writer’s Block

The nightmare begins something like this: The Writer is in her groove, typing or scribbling away. The words are flowing beautifully, then, suddenly… nothing. The Writer has hit a wall. All momentum vanishes. She can’t focus. She can’t think. The frustration boils over, and the words are abandoned. Pretty scary, huh? Every writer has moments like this, especially during National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a NaNoWriMo. Maybe you’re stumped about what

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A Novel Strategy: How to Organize Big Writing Projects

Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers around the world come together in a fun, freewheeling virtual community. In an annual explosion of creativity, these intrepid souls undertake to write a 50,000-word novel in just 30 days. Say hello to National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo). As sponsors of this annual extravaganza, we know that more than a few NaNoWriMo participants turn to Evernote to collect ideas, plan their stories,

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Podcast: Productivity for Writers with NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner

Productivity isn’t only about our jobs and our to-do lists. The same concepts that help us produce work in the office can also help us tackle personal creative projects. Just ask Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo—the annual challenge where ordinary people commit to writing a 50,000-word story in just 30 days. Evernote is proud to be an official sponsor of this annual creative

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