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EverNotes OCR capability is keeping me up at night!

I think one cool Evernote tool is to scan your old files and then contact your database or Farm to see if they would enjoy a copy of their old file. This makes cleaning the file cabinets out much easier when there is a good goal in mind. Evernote floats to the top of the Realtor apps list as you can see below!

I've turned "Evernote Simple".  It's all I can think about. The implications of using EverNote to transform my office is keeping me up at night!

Read about my initial foray into this extra brain free app that holds all of your papers, written material, audio files, video , photos and web clippings here.  It's cool that it is totally cross-platform, and instantly updates on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC.

But today I realized the most über cool trick it does. If you have the premium account, paying a measily $5 bucks a month, you can scan a document or drag and drop a jpg file into EverNote.  Then search by a word in your file, and EverNote instantly searches all your files for the occurrence of that word ( or string of words). So tags are not even important. Just get it into EverNote and the little elephant does the rest!

I searched for "olive" and up popped a grocery list and every recipe (OK, one) that I have with olives.  Search "insurance" then add "farmers" and your icons of available notes with both of those words instantly shrinks from all your notes including insurance to those only about Farmers Insurance.  Add in "Lexus" and you zoom right down to the exact file, or note about your car insurance.

If I search "escrow"  a dozen notes pop up.  If I add "Northfield", only my documents or notes about Northfield's escrow pop up.

This is so cool.  It's the simplest way I have ever seen to store and retrieve every piece of information I have.

I am working on eliminating my planner, and have already ordered my new Fujitsu s1300 scanner.  Starting Thursday, I'll become a scanning maniac, and my file drawer contents will be relegated to the shredder!

What other cool use have you discovered for EverNote?  Just like the EverNote elephant, I'm all ears!



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Comment balloon 2 commentsCheryl Ritchie • December 26 2011 12:30PM


Hi Cheryl, thanks for the re-blog on this one. I wouldn't have seen it otherwise and it looks like a great tool to look into! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

Posted by Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) about 8 years ago

Cindy, check out the Evernote Active Rain group for tons more ideas.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge about 8 years ago