Hello and welcome!
This time we´re going to see how to use tags instead notebooks to organize your notes. Organizing is a very personal thing and you have to find which way works better for you.
These are some differences between notebooks and tags you should know:
- Notebooks are limited to 250 per personal account, but you can have up to 100,000 tags per account.
- A note can only exist in one Notebook at a time, but a note can have multiple tags.
- Notebooks can be stacked but not nested. In essence, this means you can only create a hierarchy that is one level deep: a stack with a group of notebooks. In the other hand, tags can be nested into multiple hierarchies.
Applied to your fitness notes, you have at least two options to organize them:
- Create multiple notebooks for different topics: Exercises, Recipes, Tips, Motivation, My workout, etc.
- Create a single notebook to store all your fitness notes. Instead of placing a note into a specific notebook, create a tag and assign that tag to the note. For example, instead of a notebook called “My workout” create a tag of that name and assign it to all of the notes. The advantage is that you can add other tags as well, like “Weightloss”.
Here is how you can quickly add a tag to notes in Evernote:
- Open the note you wish to tag.
- Open the tags editor.
- Type to add your tags. Tag suggestions based on previous tags in Evernote will appear as you type.
- Press Return to add a tag
- To delete a tag, backspace over the tag text.
Tags can be nested into hierarchies according to whatever makes sense for you. Keep in mind that they will display alphabetically, so you can use symbols like periods, hashtags, or numbers to force your tags into the order you want.
My hope is that you’ve learned a few tricks from this article which will help you use Evernote to its full potential.
Next week, we´ll see how to find your data in Evernote.