How to Use Evernote to Organize Everything

Beth Gramling Sanders
7 min readJan 16, 2021

I’ve written about how to use Evernote before, but the way I use it has evolved through the years I’ve used the app. There are so many different ways to use it and every user has their favorite.

What Can Evernote Do For Me?

1. Organize Information

Whether I’m organizing recipes, information gathering for an upcoming trip, or working with clients, it’s been an invaluable app for me. If you know how to use Evernote, you’ll use less paper and you won’t forget things nearly as often.

I can envision using Evernote for tax information — receipts for tax-deductible expense could be photographed or scanned into Evernote, then tagged as you need.

Storing critical information in Evernote protects you in the case of a devastating fire or other catastrophe that destroys your home. You’ll still have your documents even if you lose your computer and mobile devices as your data is all stored in the cloud and can be accessed from any internet-connected device.

2. Declutter

My husband, Jim, despite 30 years in IT management, is still a notepaper (index cards) and pen guy. He’s now in real estate, so can you imagine how many cluttery pieces of note paper he has lying around? He knows how to use Evernote, and I’ve nagged tried to convince him for years to use it more. If you need to decrease clutter, you can take pictures of notes and documents and store them in Evernote. The text in the image will be searchable so you’ll be able to find things much more easily.

3. Keep Private Documents Private

For private documents, you can password protect a note so only someone with the password can open it. No more worries about someone discovering your secret file drawer.

4. Keep it With You Wherever You Go

Evernote’s mobile app is excellent and has the same functionality as the desktop app. It’s laid out a little differently, but it’s all there. Keep important information…