People focus on the wrong thing when using Evernote. Write better notes to improve your experience

Organization is often a crutch to alleviate flaws in content

Moving from more notes to better notes

I’ll start with the lowest-hanging fruit I can think off: my Accounts notebook. In the early days of using Evernote, long before I started using the PARA method, I created an Account notebook. There was also a License Keys notebook which held, predictably, license keys to different pieces of software. My workflow was extremely basic: I’d receive an email confirmation for registering or purchasing an account or license and would dump the mail in the respective folder. when I re-installed the software, I’d just have to search for the name of the software and I’d be good to go. Or not?

Work notes: from thinking tool to documentation

Results and drawbacks



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Steven Van den Berghe

Steven Van den Berghe

Enterprise Implementation Manager at Collibra - I also blog at