Evernote isn’t your only option to manage your research. oneNote has some pretty impressive features too. Here’s a look at some of them . . . 4 Useful Ways to Embed Media in OneNote
Many of us are using Evernote and/or OneNote to better manage our research, but that’s just one of many ways these platforms can help. A Help Desk notebook is one of them. Since I am my family’s tech support service, I quickly learned to create notes with step-by-step instructions to fix the most common problems. Now all I do is email that note to the person to resolve the issue.
Next, I began clipping how-to articles, tips and other things I found useful. Instruction manuals for appliances and gadgets got added to the collection too.
Even handy research tips get dumped into the Help Desk notebook. The web clipper makes it easy to snatch a useful tip posted to a blog or demonstrated in a video.
Today my Help Desk notebook has more notes than my Family Research notebook. Both notebooks use tags and saved searches to quickly find the item I need. As long as I’ve got an Internet connection, I have easy access to those notes.
Here’s the gist of it: OneNote is already quite organized thanks to its notebook/section/page hierarchy of notes, but sometimes you need to group notes together even though they aren’t in the same notebook or section. That’s where tags come in.
Are you a OneNote user? Here’s an interesting idea for using OneNote in your genealogy research.
Using Microsoft OneNote 2012 now at Moultrie Creek Books