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Evernote Community Leader

Hellooo, beautiful people!

Huge Breaking News! I´ve received an email this morning. It begins:

“Thank you so much for participating in the Evernote Community Leader training. I really appreciate you working through the exercises and for your patience as we’ve been reviewing everyone’s exercises!

So… here’s where we get to the most important part of the program – your results. The Evernote team has spent time reviewing your final exercise, and I’m happy to say that you’re now an Evernote Community Leader – officially!…”

[…]”

What is Evernote? It´s a productivity tool which helps you meet your professional and personal goals. People around the world use Evernote for education, research, project planning, small business, personal organization, and of course, blogging. A few years ago, I saw a great potential on Evernote for fitness, and I started to work on it. Today, I understand this app is practically limitless, and I´m proud to say I can teach anyone how to use Evernote for fitness. This also means other trainers, clubs, gyms…

Chape´s method is about to change the fitness industry! Do you imagine sharing a digital notebook with your trainer/client where you both what´s done, what´s not, workouts, meals, articles and research papers, reports from other apps, always at hand? Yes, heaven on earth.

But this post is just to let you know that we´re going to talk much more about how to use Evernote for fitness. As you imagine, this designation comes with some extra work, redesigning a little bit the website, writing new content, developing new services and some other things I´m sure I´ll find out I need to do in the process. So, I´m going to take a break from posting exercises until I have these new tasks done. I´ll keep posting the daily quote because I have a personal goal in mind, two years of daily quotes. The first years was easy, and I think I can´t find quotes for three. I´ll be good with two, and I hope you too 🙂

 Speaking of quotes, do you want to know which is my very favorite?

“The best is yet to be.” Robert Browning

I know I should say have a great day but, I´m so joyful right now, I have to wish you a great decade ahead, it´s how I really feel it.

Big hugs!!

 

Evernote for fitness. Search Tips.

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Hello, dears!

We´ve seen how to get your data into Evernote but, how do you find your notes when you need them? Evernote provides a set of tools for finding almost anything, easily and on-demand.

If you don´t have a lot of notes, the first and easiest way to find your notes is by clicking on a notebook or tag in the left side panel and visually scan the notes.

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This is probably the least advanced method there is, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. If you know exactly where you want to go, and have organized your notes effectively, simply going to the notebook or tag that the note is categorized by is a great option. As you add more notes, it becomes increasingly difficult.

Next option is the search box. It´s where all the magic happens.

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It works the same way like a search engine, start typing whatever you’re looking for and Evernote will begin narrowing down the results in real time.

If you click on a notebook or tag first, Evernote will limit the search results to those within that notebook or tag group. Also, the search automatically filters out common words like “a”, “and”, “the”, “these”, as well as others,by default. The default method will only display notes containing every word in your search query, but not necessarily in the same order as they are in the search box.

Every note that you create within Evernote has a lot of properties related to it such as what media attachments are included in the note, how it was uploaded and when it was created.

Below are a few of the search operators you can use to narrow down your search:

tag: this operator can be used to find notes with specific tags.

-tag: will search for notes excluding that specific tag.

any: this operator can be used to make a difference between “and” and “or” when you perform a search with two or more words. For example, if you search for pasta recipes the results will be notes that contain only the words: pasta recipes. However, if you add the any operator before pasta recipes (any: pasta recipes) the results will be notes containing pasta OR recipes.

notebook: this operator will specify the search to a specific notebook.

intitle: this operator will search for the specified words in the titles of your notes.

source: this allows you to search via the source you added the note. source:mobile will show you all notes that were created using Evernote on a mobile application.

created: this allows you to search for notes created over a specific time period. created:20140816, searches for all notes created on August 16, 2014.

updated: Searches for notes updated on or after the date specified. If a note hasn’t been updated since the date it was created, the ‘updated’ date will be the same as the ‘created’ date. updated:20140626, searches for all notes updated on June 26, 2014.

todo: Searches for notes containing one or more checkboxes. todo:true, surfaces all notes that contain a checkbox that is checked. todo:false, surfaces all notes that contain a checkbox that is not checked. todo:*, surfaces notes that contain a checkbox, if it’s checked or not.

encryption: Searches for notes that include text that has been encrypted with Evernote’s built-in encryption system.

latitude: longitude: altitude: Searches for notes that were created at or near the specified coordinates.

Use the + or – to include or exclude certain words. Example: weightloss -diet +exercise  will display all notes with the words weightloss and exercise, but not diet. Note that these also work with other search operators, such as tag.

The asterisk can be put at the end of anything and will give you the results of the search term before it. For instance, if you can remember how to spell an exercise, but remember part of it, type what you can remember and add the * at the end, Evernote will take care of the rest. This is especially helpful in cases where you’re searching for the base word, but want to include other variations of it, like plural forms.

You might already use quotations to get an exact phrase. However, you only need one quotation (“) at the beginning of your phase.

You can combine search operators to improve and narrow results. Using the Boolean techniques in combination with search operators is yet another way to improve results.

Eventually,  you can create a “Saved Search” and re-use it whenever you need it. To do this, just construct the search and select File | New Saved Search. Name your search in the first field (this is solely for your use, so name it whatever you feel will make it easy to recognize). To see your saved search, just clear the search bar and click on it. A list of recent and saved searches will appear.

Hope you enjoy your searching!

 

Evernote for Fitness. Tags.

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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:

  1. Create multiple notebooks for different topics: Exercises, Recipes, Tips, Motivation, My workout, etc.
  2. 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:

  1. Open the note you wish to tag.
  2. Open the tags editor.
  3. Type to add your tags. Tag suggestions based on previous tags in Evernote will appear as you type.
  4. Press Return to add a tag
  5. 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.

 

Evernote for Fitness. Tracking your current workout.

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Hello, wonderful people.

No matter what is your workout right now, Evernote allows you to custom every note to your needs.

Create a new notebook for your current workout. Then, create a new note for today (Tip: Include today´s date in the title so it´ll be easier to find later). And make sure to enter any information you need/want to know. For example, today is your first day and you may want to take a selfie to review your progress a month from now. Just take the picture and add it to your new note, as we´ve learned.

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I encourage you to explore the toolbar and find what fits better with you and your workouts: tables, checkbox, etc.

For this example, I would like to try something tough, a giant drop set. Four, actually. Have you ever been able to log a giant drop set in any other app? Me neither.

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Drawing a few tables, it´s possible in Evernote. And after each set, I can easily record how much I´ve just lifted. Also, adding any comment on the go is really easy.

If this is not enough for you, enrich your workout with links and take it to a new level. Let´s say you´ve done your homework and you´ve saved some new exercises you want to include in your routine. In this case, lateral raises. Right-click on the note where the description is at, and select “Copy Note Link”.

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Go back to your workout note, select exercise´s name and press “Ctrl + K” to open a dialog box like this.

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“Ctrl + V” to paste the address and then, ok. Video and description one click away, keeping our workout note clean.

That´s all for today. Next week, tags.

Evernote for fitness. Web Clipper.

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Hello and welcome to a new lesson of Evernote for fitness. Today is all about the Evernote Web Clipper. It´s available for almost any browser and it´s the easiest way to collect anything from the web.

Once installed, you´ll see the elephant´s head next to the title bar. The browser context menu will also get an Evernote Web Clipper item. To use this option, right-click the mouse while browsing.

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There are 5 modes of saving a note via the web clipper.

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The extension can show the page as it is (“Article”)

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or bring a simplified version (“Simplified Article”).

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You can select texts using the yellowish tool and add tags to your note from the extension menu’s “Organize” section. After saving the note, you can open/share it right away. Setting a reminder is also possible from here.

The “Full Page” option, stores the whole web page on your Evernote account. Later you can edit the contents of these saved pages. The “Bookmark” option saves the URL along with a pic and a short description.

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To annotate a webpage’s contents, the screenshot option can be handy. Take a screenshot using the extension and use its rich set of annotating tools.

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As homework, I encourage you to create your own “Exercise Library” notebook, saving your regular exercises, those in which you want to improve, and the “really hard to perform” too. You never know when you´ll need to review or find inspiration.

Next week, we´ll see how to write and check our daily workout.

Evernote for fitness: Saving your old data.

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Hello and welcome to this new chapter of Evernote for Fitness.  Today, we´ll learn how to:

  • Go paperless/Photo capture.
  • Create a new note.
  • Attach files to your notes.
  • Select multiple notes, and
  • Merge notes.

If you have done your homework, you´ve created your account, and a notebook for fitness. The first thing you should do is save all your workouts and diets. This way, we are preventing future losses.

We can reunite all kind of files in Evernote and make it our fitness command center.  The first feature that caught my eye was photo capture. Grab your old papers, and your phone. Click on the camera icon.
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Automatically, Evernote will capture your papers. evernote-photo-capture-2

Honestly, I´m delighted by this feature. Think if you have one thousand sheets, one thousand clicks. Maybe I look lazy, but this is definitely a great idea!
You can save as many pics as you want in a single note, or you can make a note with each pic. Of course, you can reorganize and edit all your notes anytime later.

Let´s save a single pic as a single note first. Click “V” and chose a title for your note (Dark red). Then, click on the notebook icon to pick the notebook you want to save the note (Light red).
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Click “V” again to save your new note.

You can also add any file from your phone or pc. If you want to add files from your phone, click “+” to add a new note, and select the clip icon.

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I have some recent workouts in my phone memory for this occasion. Again, I save each pic as a note.

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Later, I check my new notes on my pc, I realize they are too many. How do I fix this? Select multiple notes, holding “Ctrl” and clicking on the notes you want.  You´ll see your selection on the right side of your screen, and some options. One of them is “Merge”.

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You´ll get a single note with all the data:

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Pdf, excel files, docs saved on your pc? Press Ctrl + N to create a new note. Then click on the clip button, and add your files. When you finish, you have all your data on all your devices, anytime.

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Next week, we´ll see how to add more content using the Evernote´s browser extension.

Evernote for Fitness 1

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Hello, dears 🙂

I have some news. Exciting news! I´ve sent an application for Evernote´s  Community Leader. What´s Evernote?

Evernote is a dynamic workspace that boosts your productivity. It´s a cloud note-taking app that makes  very easy keeping track of pretty much everything. We´ll focus on how to use Evernote for fitness, keeping track of your workouts, meals, etc. Traditionally, trainers have encouraged their trainees to keep a training diary.

Last two years, I´ve been developing personalized workouts and meal plans to my clients using Evernote. Results have been pretty amazing. In the next few weeks, I´ll explain how you can use Evernote as the best training diary Ever!

Evernote has too many features to cover them in a single post. On Fridays, we´ll explore Evernote´s features for fitness purposes.

The first thing you need, in case you haven´t one yet, is create your account. Please, use my invitation. It´s free! Make sure to download to all your devices.

Your homework for this week 😉

  1. Download the app.
  2. Create your account.
  3. Create a specific notebook for fitness.

 

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Click File, New Notebook

 

 

Pick a fancy name, like “Fitness” or “Workouts”, and next week we´ll see how to get reunite all your previous workouts in there!