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5 Simple Ways to be More Productive with Evernote on Your Phone

For some of us, smartphones have become one of the greatest threats to our productivity. For others, they are the greatest productivity tool ever invented. With Evernote, you can unleash the power of your handheld computer to optimize your productivity.   5 TIPS FOR HOW TO STAY PRODUCTIVE ON THE GO 1. Use Evernote widgets and quick note options Evernote widgets and quick note options were designed for taking notes

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On Minimalism: A Solution to Gaining More Time

At Evernote, we love productivity, but we also care about maintaining balance in our lives. This month, we’ll dive into how experts on minimalism stay productive without losing focus on what’s important. Busy is the problem Do you ever find yourself answering the question “how are you?” with “Great! Really busy!”? Wait, what? When did we start associating being busy with feeling great? Why do we do it? We live

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Bending the Curves of Productivity

About the Author Tiago Forte believes that the goals of companies and their employees are fundamentally aligned around human-centered productivity. This belief guides his work as the founder of Forte Labs, creator of the Productive by Design™ methodology, and editor of the Praxis online publication. Tiago draws on his background in design and technology to help organizations apply design thinking to day-to-day productivity challenges. He will be teaching an online

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Albert Einstein’s Unique Approach to Thinking

“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” — Albert Einstein In the arena of scientific achievement and the quest to discover genius, Albert Einstein stands alone. He remains a profoundly important figure who undertook extraordinary, groundbreaking work that not only shaped the pillars of modern physics but greatly influenced the philosophy of science. Quite literally, Einstein changed the way we see and travel across

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Effective Brainstorming Techniques

Brainstorming is one of the best ways to generate ideas and solve problems, alone or in a group. There’s no substitute for the free, improvisational flow of ideas, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think ahead. Here are some tips and techniques for getting the most out of your brainstorming sessions. Brainstorm your brainstorm If you’re asked to lead a team brainstorm, but you’re new to it, preparation is key.

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5 Tips for Increasing Your Writing Productivity

Last month, thousands of writers around the world took the ultimate writing challenge: writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days as part of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Participants wrote furiously, checking their online productivity statistics on the NaNoWriMo website. The writers tracked  the number of words people wrote, without worrying too much about quality. The task was to produce a certain number of words in a finite time.

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IFTTT: (If) You’d Like to Automate Evernote, (Then) You Should Try These

In a busy world, more apps and services often mean more clutter. Ideas get scattered across notes, files, social media posts, and emails. Contacts are in one app, photos in another. Moving information is a pain, if we remember to do it at all. That’s where IFTTT comes in. IFTTT (“If This, Then That,” pronounced “IF-tee”) makes it easy to connect your favorite apps by creating simple recipes known as

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How One Student Made Productivity a Habit

You just know more once you’re a sophomore in college. You know what to expect, and the mistakes you made as a Freshman are, hopefully, behind you. You know what’s up. That’s what Vinson Luo thought as he started his sophomore year as a computer science major. Another year of scribbling in notebooks, trying to copy diagrams properly and hoping beyond hope that he didn’t spill anything on his notes.

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Evernote Certified Consultant Brings Productivity and Efficiency to Businesses

Evernote Certified Consultants are independent business owners endorsed by Evernote. They specialize in digital productivity workflows for businesses and individuals. Today, the Evernote Community team talks to Stacey Harmon, Principal of Harmon Enterprises and Evernote Certified Consultant, about what it takes to turn your passion into a business. Evernote: You’ve developed a thriving network in Austin. How did you begin, and get you to the point you are at now? Stacey:

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Vacations: Where Productivity Takes an Unexpected Turn

Do you ever find yourself talking about a scene in a movie, only to forget the name of the movie midway through your sentence? The way our brains work is both remarkable and mysterious. One minute, we’re processing massive amounts of data like a machine. Next, we’re struggling to remember our best friend’s birthday. There’s so much about the brain we don’t understand. But what we are learning is that

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