Who loves food, raise your hand! Wherever you may be, I bet you can see that I have both my hands in the air like I just don't care! For me, enjoying good food is truly one of life's greatest pleasures and cooking for others is a very close second. Whether you're a passionate foodie like I am, or a busy mom or dad who just wants to keep healthy, non-boring meals on your table every night, Evernote is one of your best resources!
"But wait!!" you exclaim. "Many of my recipes are just pages I've torn out of magazines!"
Oh yes grasshopper, I know. That's the beauty of Evernote. No matter what form your recipes start out in, you can drop them into Evernote and POOF they're digital and searchable! For realz, playah.
Magazine clipping? Take a photo of the page with the app Evernote will make the text searchable.
Hand-written recipe? Take a photo of it with the app and if your writing is legible, Evernote will make it searchable.
Emailed recipe? Drag and drop the document into Evernote.
Epicurious or Food Network recipe online? Use the Evernote Web Clipper to nab the entire thing and save it to Evernote.
The contents of your recipes being searchable is the first great part about dropping them into Evernote. But the second great part is that you can share them with anyone who has an Evernote account! Whaaaat? Yep!
Let's say you and your closest group of friends all want to create a shared recipe collection. You just create a notebook called Recipes (clever name, I know) and share the notebook with your friends, who will get an invitation to join the notebook. They will be able to see your recipes and depending on the type of Evernote account they own, they may or may not be able to add recipes to the notebook but they'll certainly be able to view all the notes inside it.
As I've mentioned before, there are four tiers of Evernote to choose from. Evernote Basic is free and is of course the most limited in function. You can absolutely get by with it, but if you want to unleash the true power of Evernote, it pays to get one of the pay versions. I recommend starting at the PLUS version and then evaluating to see whether you need to upgrade to Premium. The good news is that it's crazy affordable, with Evernote Plus at just $35 a year in the United States.
If you'd like a one-on-one phone coaching session on how to use Evernote or you know someone who would, just give me a holler!
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