Posts by Jessi Craige

Getting the Most Out of Your Favorite Work Apps

Apps are taking over the workplace. You’ve got your work email and calendar, your company chat tool, maybe even a security product to help you log into said apps and tools. It’s causing app overload—and more than a little frustration. To unpack this trend, we partnered with data analytics firm YouGov for a U.S. survey, and found that: 83 percent of respondents use 1-4 devices daily. 65 percent use up

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How to Get Unstuck and Love Teamwork Again

Most of us probably agree that teamwork is essential to achieving big things. It’s pretty hard to go it alone. But in the same breath, we can also acknowledge another truth: sometimes, teamwork is just painful. We’ve all had that sinking feeling that our team is reinventing the wheel or spinning in circles. We’ve struggled while hunting for that file, trying to remember which tool someone used to send it

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How to Save Knowledge When Teammates Leave

You know the feeling: Someone on your team announces at the staff meeting that she’s leaving the company for a new job. You’re happy for her. Really. But you’re also thinking about the extra work, interviews for a replacement, and general stress that’s about to come your way. And in a few months, you know you’ll soon find yourself at yet another farewell event as someone else moves on to

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Evernote at SXSW—How to Capture It All

Technology, art, music, film, and innovation will collide in Austin, Texas this week, overlapping in unusual ways to bring together creatives and thinkers from all walks of life. Welcome to South by Southwest (better known as SXSW), the annual conference that explores what’s around the corner in a wide range of fields. Running from March 9–18, this year’s conference spans 24 tracks of programming, with speakers ranging from acclaimed director

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Want to Procrastinate? Take Our Productivity Quiz

When it comes to productivity, everyone does things differently. Some of us like to dive in and tackle things right away. Others take their sweet time. And some of us… wait, what were we talking about again? Anyway, there’s more than one way to get things done. To help you understand your inner productivity personality (and definitely NOT to distract you from whatever you’re supposed to be working on at

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Starting a Business? Make it Happen in 2018

You’ve got a secret. You may have a great job, and you’re good at it, too. But deep down, you want to start a business of your own. You have a hobby you want to turn into a side hustle or an idea you want to grow into a product. You’ve spent some time gathering inspiration, collecting tips, and thinking about ‘someday maybe.’ Yet you haven’t made the leap. Fear, not

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The Secret to Remote Work? It’s Not All About You

You’re at a holiday party, and invariably, someone asks what you do. You respond, explaining that you work remotely. Cue the raised eyebrows and polite nods. That’s because when remote work gets mentioned, it can conjure up all kinds of notions. People working in their pajamas. Workers slacking off. A disconnected, maybe even dysfunctional team culture. Some people still have this idea that you need to be sitting in an

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Surviving the Open Office (Really, It’s Not So Bad)

It’s ten o’clock, and I glance up from my first (okay, second) cup of coffee, only to lose my train of thought. That’s because there’s a visitor in the office. When our recruiter brings new candidates in, she gives them a quick tour, always zipping by my table. “And over here is the marketing team,” she points out. “You see we have an open office, which is really great for

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Connect the Notes: Use Note Links to Get Around Faster

When you first get started in Evernote, you can probably get to what you need quickly. But as you start to add more notes, you may find that you don’t get around as fast as you used to. Scrolling, navigating, and searching—it all starts to take a little bit longer. Thankfully, there’s a highly underrated feature that is here to help: note links. A note link is exactly what it

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11 Advanced Search Techniques to Quickly Find What You Need

When you’re searching in Evernote, there are many different ways to go about whittling down the results. From simply typing into the box with the magnifying glass to more advanced search techniques such as using syntax, there’s a lot of options. While advanced search techniques may sound like a pretty intimidating topic that is somehow both mildly threatening and hopelessly out of reach, it’s really just a fancy way of

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