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Going Paperless with Evernote in 4 Easy Steps

Going paperless with Evernote

Nothing can make running your small business more streamlined quite like going paperless. Not only is using all that paper bad for the environment, but it’s also not practical. You can lose important papers, no backup for paper exists, and it’s a challenge to organize paper.  Luckily, there are some great options available when it comes to going paperless. Evernote is one such option. There are many reasons it’s become a favorite for those running their own small business. Below, keep reading to learn more about what features Evernote has and how it makes going paperless easier than ever. 

What is Evernote? 

Evernote is a free app that can be used on your computer and smartphone. Designed for peak productivity, you can store and track everything you could imagine. To-do lists, business plans, schedules: you name it, and Evernote can organize it. You can even add documents, PDFs, scans, audio, images, and text to your notes to maximize your productivity. Take a look at this blog post on getting started with Evernote.

1. Web Clipper 

The Evernote Web Clipper allows users to clip PDFs, articles, or web pages and save them in Evernote. Instead of bookmarking an article you want to read and printing it out, use Web Clipper.  It allows the whole process of going paperless quick and easy. You can even highlight text or make edits to your screenshots. 

2. Evernote Scannable 

The Scannable feature is ideal for easily and quickly transitioning your current paper files into digital ones. All you need to do is lay your document on a flat surface and scan, resulting in a high-quality paperless document that you can share or save right away. One caveat about Scannable, this feature is only iOS compatible.

3. Document Scanning 

Document scanning allows you to scan and save any important document you might need. You can scan and organize handwritten notes, ID cards, insurance files, or business cards. Becoming paperless allows you to keep each of these in digital format, without pieces of paper piling up wherever you look. 

4. Link to Google Calendar 

Users can even sync Evernote to Google Calendar. By linking your Evernote notes to an event in your Google Calendar, you can get more done and find information much more easily. All you need to do is click on the calendar widget in Home to search for event details, access information, or prepare for meetings. 

Evernote can even remind you to create a note after an event has happened, so you never forget to jot down important details from your business meetings. 

Final Thoughts 

Going paperless has never been easier thanks to Evernote. The default functions are beneficial on their own. But, with the ability to access your Google Calendar, Document Scanning, Evernote Scannable, and Web Clipper, you’ll certainly be able to make running your own paperless small business as easy as possible. 

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