Evernote shares paperless tips – but how many can help you?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Evernote is keen to lock users ever deeper into its ecosystem. Especially if it can upsell them its premium services. And this weekend they emailed me a list of “8 paperless tips for Evernote” – mostly focused on Evernote’s image, scanning, and camera functionality. But how [...]

The writer’s desk: 2015 edition, gadgets included

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Following my piece with an animated GIF on the evolution of the writer’s desk over the past 34 years, I thought I’d share my own – set up afresh this week following a kind donation from a buddy who’s moving apartments. Tucked away in the corner of my new apartment is my new [...]

How to use Facebook as your ultimate online scratchpad

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

This is a follow-up to my earlier piece on “How to make Facebook the file transfer solution of your dreams,” because that kicked my own habits into gear and reminded me just how useful Facebook can be as a jotter, link swapper, web clipper, and general all-round universal online [...]

How to save interesting digital stories? Print them out

By Chris Meadows
August 31, 2015 // 3 Comments

How do you keep track of interesting stuff you read? Oliver Burkeman has developed a system for doing that, and he discusses it in his latest column in The Guardian. After spending some time talking about how hard it is to pull all that different stuff together in the digital age, he then gets into [...]

Are content curators becoming more important than content creators?

By Joe Wikert
August 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

I’m sure most of you bristle at the thought of curators being more valuable than creators. After all, the former have no job without the latter. I agree, but it’s not as if the content creation population is declining. In fact, that number only increases every month, and that’s what’s [...]

Morning Links: Making a ToC in Evernote. Manga 80% of books sales in Japan

By Joanna Cabot
January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Why Marketing Giant Seth Godin Went Indie (IndieReader) Godin’s latest book, The Icarus Deception, argues that we’ve been brainwashed by industrial propaganda, and pushes us to stand out, not to fit in. *** Manga Accounts for 80% of All Digital Book Sales in Japan (GoodeReader) In the last [...]

Morning Links: Awesome bundled productivity pack. Welcome to 2015

By Joanna Cabot
January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kids Exercising More Autonomy in Digital Content (Digital Book World) In 2013, 89% of parents chose what digital content to buy for their kids, according to new research from PlayCollective and Digital Book World. But kids are now weighing in much more actively to determine what they read. Those [...]

Moleskine’s latest digital convergence venture: Voyageur

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

As already reported in Teleread, notebook and stationery brand Moleskine has been looking at digital integration of its pen-and-paper offerings, with Evernote and others. Its latest offering in digital convergence is the Voyageur series, “a new sized notebook for Moleskine in a portable [...]

Notes on iPhone/iPad

By Joanna Cabot
November 18, 2014 // 2 Comments

In today’s Morning Links, there was an interesting piece from Mark Crump at GigaOM on his work process for iPad/iPhone note-taking. This is an interesting subject for me as I have at various times tried to run my workflow in this way, and have been unable to. I have never seen an [...]

Styluses in the cheap seats

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

As I reported a while ago, premium brand pen manufacturers are at last catching on to the message that styluses are an increasingly popular, and stylish, commodity. Luckily for those of us not in the One Percent, though, they also seem to be improving at the bottom end of the market, with [...]

Will you use the Evernote/Moleskine double act?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

Notebook and stationery brand Moleskine, as everybody probably now knows, has built its current rise to fashionable ubiquity on its creative and literary pedigree. “The Moleskine notebook is, in fact, the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past [...]

Using Evernote as a task management system

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 4, 2014 // 4 Comments

Last year Joanna wrote an excellent guide to Evernote, and I’ve been a fan for years. I recently read Evernote for Dummies, through Scribd, and, although I didn’t learn much new from the book, it did inspire me to use Evernote in a new (to me) way. I’ve been telling clients for [...]

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