Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Spring 2014


September in Brisbane. Clear blue sky and westerly winds. Warm weather and a feeling in the air of new opportunities to come. An opportunity to clean out my family history folders, organise the research and recycle some of the paper. i don't know about you but paper seems to breed almost overnight in my office at home.

Lately I have been using Evernote for my family history - and everything else - instead of Microsoft OneNote. I had been using OneNote for a couple of years but am not a convert to Evernote. For example I went to  SLQ yesterday and took the film numbers I wanted to view in the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) in Evernote on my smartphone. The librarian at SLQ was most interested - I  believe she is going to try it our for herself.



This all started with the idea of becoming paperless. Paperless you say. A family historian, paperless. Well perhaps somewhat paperless. I also use cloud storage for my family history data files so figure that with Evernote and 'the cloud' I can be heading towards a less paper.

I'll keep you updated with the spring cleaning and the effort of becoming paperless.



5 comments:

  1. I'm sure I don't use Evernote as well as I could but I do find it very useful.

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    1. I was wedded to OneNote but now only use Evernote - but I have still got lots of notes in OneNote to import

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  2. Helen, welcome to the Blogisphere. It's ggreat to have a new Australian blog to add to my RSS. You are more polite than me, I found and borrowed the word decrapifying for my cleanup efforts.

    I am an Evernote fan, I keep finding more ways to use it.

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  3. I have been testing out evernote for documents. The optical character recognition is great.

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    1. Sure is and the camera is great as well

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