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You can use tags or notebooks to divide up what content you want to review. Once it's reviewed, ask yourself "will I ever need to reference this?" - if the answer is "no" delete it. I usually only save often referenced material or material that is hard to find if I lose the source. To expand on this. Say I have a few projects - writing a book, fishkeeping ...


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An interesting open source alternative to Evernote is in my opinion TagSpaces. It is basically a simple file manager with note editing and tagging capabilities. There are releases for windows, mac and linux. Interesting by this project is that the tags are saved in the file names making syncing it easy with for example dropbox.


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(adding this here as a note to myself) Try the Org mode for Emacs , if you combine it with the MobileOrg you can create and sync notes across android , iOS and any desktop OS that can run Emacs all the while backing the notes file to your choice of "cloud" based service. Its not as polished as Evernote or DevonThink but this is a great open source ...


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TL;DR: Don't use Evernote as a to-do tool. I find Evernote to be a great place for reference material, but not for actual to-do lists that frequently change. For that, I use a mix of two other tools instead: workflowy.com is the most fantastic outliner I've ever seen. It's minimalistic in appearance but packs the perfect amount of functionality in a very ...


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In Evernote, notes are kept in notebooks and tags are assigned to notes, you know this. The main difference is that tags can be used to search across all notes and notebooks whereas notebooks can only be opened to show the notes currently located in that notebook. This makes tags much more powerful. I, for instance, subscribe to the idea that I only need 1 ...


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A lot of document management systems have expiration or review dates to allow you to determine what to keep and what can be thrown out. Since Evernote has added a reminder system, you could put one on a note 6 months to 2 years in the future for evaluation. If it is something you know you'll keep, don't bother. A simple way would be to have a Review tag. ...



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