My desk is always littered with Post-it Notes listing ideas, things to do, and sketches for projects. I love Post-it Notes for getting my ideas down on paper, but I’m always forgetting to bring them along when I need them!
Thanks to Post-it Brand, who sponsored this post, I had the chance last week to visit San Francisco and the Evernote Conference to learn about the new partnership between Post-it Brand and Evernote. Both brands want to help people be more productive. They want to make people’s daily lives easier. And you know how much I love Post-it Notes — so this will take my obsession to the next level!
I had a great time in San Francisco at the Evernote Conference — and got to meet some fantastic people, like:
Andrea of the fabulous AndreaDekker.com, me, and Krissy from B-Inspired Mama
There was a cool organizational quiz I took at the Post-it Brand booth to find out my organization style. Turns out, I’m a curator. This will help me understand how I organize best!
UPDATE: You can take the quiz, too! Take the Organizational Style quiz at Post-it.com.
What excited me most is how I learned that I can bring my Post-it Note obsession together with the digital tool I’ve been starting to use — Evernote.
Here’s what I learned — and how you might want to try Post-it Notes and Evernote to organize your life:
In the keynote presentation, I learned that Evernote’s goal is to make everyone’s life easier. They call themselves a “100-year startup” because they want to be around that long, and help even more than the 75 million people who already use it. I love that company mission — it’s more than just “making money,” and it is so similar to why I love Post-it Notes: they’re easy to use and they make my life easier (and more colorful!).
With this Post-it Brand and Evernote partnership, you can take your Post-it Notes wherever you go: no more leaving your to-do list at home! You can write, draw, jot on your Post-it Notes (any Post-it Notes and Post-it Big Pads) Then just open Evernote on your smartphone or tablet and take a picture with the camera in Post-it Note mode. Once it’s in Evernote, all of your notes are searchable – it even reads your handwriting — and you can share your notes with anyone.
(In case you haven’t seen it, Evernote is an app that works on your smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.) and your computer, syncing all of your notes, ideas, Web bookmarks, pictures, and more. It’s free, although there’s a paid premium edition that adds more features. (If you want to try the premium Evernote, look for specially marked packages of Post-it Notes for a free trial offer.))
I love the clean design of the new Post-it Notes dispensers designed with Evernote, too:
I especially liked the Post-it Notes camera mode in Evernote: you can tell it what you want it to do with each of the four colors. You can color-code your Post-it Notes so that a particular color automatically gets categorized in a certain way, like yellow for “to do,” and blue for “ideas.”
Here’s how it works: you click the camera icon at the bottom left of the “Type a quick note” section in the Evernote app on your iPhone or iPad:
(Remember, Evernote works on PCs and many devices — it’s just this photo feature that’s unique to the iOS7 app right now.)
Then, in the camera mode, you can take a quick snapshot of your Post-it Notes — you just choose Post-it Note mode from the bottom menu. You can also customize your note colors to be categorized however you like – it’s easy, as you can see below.
The coolest thing to me is that I can put my digital and “analog” worlds together — I can have all of my Post-it Notes backed up and saved on my computer and on my phone. They’re searchable and always with me — and I can organize those little scraps of my life into one place!
Learn more about Post-it Brand and Evernote by visiting your local office supply store or by visiting Postit.com/Evernote, Post-it Brand on Twitter (@postitproducts) or Facebook (http://facebook.com/postit).
The site even has some great ideas for using Post-it Notes and Evernote to get organized with meals, projects, and more.
You can find the packs of Post-it® Notes with the green Evernote stripe at Staples stores and online through Staples.com, Officemax.com, Officedepot.com, and Quill.com. (These Evernote packs and the limeade-colored Post-It Big Pad packs also come with one month of Evernote Premium. You can pre-order Evernote Note Holders through the Evernote Market; they’re supposed to be available by the end of October 2013.)
It was such fun to attend the Evernote Conference in San Francisco — thanks to Post-it Brand for the chance to learn how to better organize my life and my family’s schedule! There are so many ways I’m going to use these new Post-it Notes in our busy schedules to keep me and my family more organized. I’ll share these ideas with you soon!
Check out the new Post-it Brand and Evernote partnership, Have you tried Evernote? Have you tried the new Post-it Notes features? Let me know!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Post-it Brand. Regardless, content and opinions are mine. See my disclosures.
lara mealor.com says
I love this!! Very cool!
nest of posies says
what a fun trip & great ideas. you know i’m going to date myself, but i’ll never forget when post-its first came out. our entire family thought they were the neatest thing. we still think they are!
I’ve heard such great things about Evernote, I bet this is a great way to get more organized!
April Schmidt says
Thank you! I use both of these and learning they are coming together is awesome! I am a pencil and paper girl at heart, but technology (Evernote) makes it nice to not let things slip through the cracks. And I LOVED the quiz!
SO cool! I LOVE Post-It Notes and definitely need to try Evernote! Thanks for all the info. 🙂
I think you might love Evernote. We have been using it and it has really cut down with the paperwork that we have had to keep around the house.
Have a great weekend!
Lara Garner says
I love using Evernote! And this sounds like an awesome addition. Plus who doesn’t love Post-Its? Every time I pass them in a store I want to buy them. They are just so cute. I have them everywhere. Can’t wait to try out this new addition to Evernote.
I agree! I love all of the colors you can use them in with Evernote!
I’ve been a post a note user from way back. I would come home from work with one stuck to my shirt to remember something, before smart phones, and he would laugh at me later on in the night and remind me I forgot my note to remind me!! That was about 20 years ago and they are still hanging off my puter and in my work books. LOVE THEM!!! Great post.
haha – I love that Tammy!! Post-it Notes are so great!!
I love Post-It Notes and go through them like wildfire. Evernote has always intrigued me but I’ve never made the jump. Maybe I will! 🙂
You should try it Emily – it’s really cool!
Melissa @ The Inspired Room says
I love Post it notes AND Evernote! Can’t wait to try this out!
Thanks Melissa! It’s really cool. I love that I can put timers on my Post-it Notes to remind me to do things 🙂
Funky Junk Interiors says
I need to get with the program. I need help! And am addicted to post it notes. They are my life’s confetti! 🙂
Thanks for this!
It’s so true!! Post-it Notes are addicting!!
Stacy Risenmay says
I love taking quizes like that! And I LOVE post-it notes 🙂
Me too! I am always curious to see how I can make my life more organized. I need all the help I can get LOL!! Thanks Stacy 🙂
Desiree @ The 36th Avenue says
…I need any help I can get in the organization department… Thank you so much for this post 🙂
Haha! Me too!! I am excited to get things a little more under control here.
Have a great weekend!!
Shelley Smith says
The color code is a great idea and I need to take that quiz! I love being organized, but have a tough time STAYING organized when I have to work more things into the mix than were originally there. (does that make sense?) LOL.
Thanks for the great advice and info!
Thanks Shelley!! Yes, take the quiz. I think it’s interesting to see what style we are and then find ways to get more on top of organization.
Oh my!! This is right up my ally! I love Post-its and Evernote, so it’s as if they knew what I needed. I’m going to check out the new merge! Thanks for showing us all this, Jen!
Me too Chris!! I have been using Post-it Notes for years and I just started using Evernote. I’m so excited for the merging of the two brands. I think it’s really going to help my family get more organized. Yay!!
Have a great weekend!!
That quiz looks so interesting! I’d love to know what type of organizer I am! I’m a big fan of using notes on my phone, and Evernote looks awesome. So glad you had a fun time!
It was really interesting to find out what type of organizer I am. Here’s a link to the quiz if you want to take it – http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Post_It/Global/Solutions/DoMore/
Such a fun event!! I think we all need help with organization… or maybe I should just speak for myself!
I think so too! I don’t think you can ever be too organized.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Evernote. I’ve been using it forever!
I love the new version even more — my husband says he could not function without it, either! Thanks!
So cool! I’d love to take a quiz to know what type of organizer I am. And I used to use Evernote until I got a new laptop, so thanks for the reminder AND for the info on the app. Super cool – color coding and pictures. That little iphone notebook wasn’t cutting it. I’ll be giving this a try. Thanks, Jen!
Hi Roeshel! I just added the link to the organizational quiz to the post! (It came in after I’d written it and I neglected to add it.) Let me know what you get!
The link is here: http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Post_It/Global/Solutions/DoMore/
How fun Jen! I wonder what I’d be on that quiz? I haven’t ever used Evernote but have heard awesome things about it. I’ll have to check it out.
Give Evernote a try! I have had a good time with the new Post-it Note features. I just added the link to the post for the quiz: http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Post_It/Global/Solutions/DoMore/.
Looks like a great way to mesh our two worlds together! Love to color code as well :).
I know, right? Thanks, Beth!