How to Use Evernote to Save and Organize Your Recipes
|February 25, 2012||Posted by admin under Technology||
Evernote is truly one of my favorite Android apps. Evernote is such a great organizing tool. I love collecting recipes, and Evernote helps me collect and save them all in one place. When I want to find a recipe it’s easy to find no matter where I might be.
I have three different devices that I use Evernote with. I want to share with you how Evernote can keep your recipes safe, and easy to find. How many times have you remembered that you had a recipe you wanted to use, but couldn’t remember where you put it. You don’t have to ever let that happen again.
Why do I have Evernote on three different devices?
Because I use each device in a different place and capacity.
- On my PC or laptop – The computer is probably where I will search for a recipe that I want. I also use the PC to put my paper recipes into Evernote. All you need to use Evernote on the PC is an account, and the Evernote Web Clipper Extension. You can create your account at Evernote.com, download their software for your computer, and add the web clipper extension. If you don’t use any other devices, this would be basically all you need. If you are going to add recipes that are in PDF or JPG format, you’ll want to download the Evernote software. You can actually use Evernote without the software. You just get more functionality with it.
- On my Tablet – I use the tablet in my kitchen when I’m preparing recipes. It’s light weight and small and perfect for this task. I downloaded the Evernote Android App for this device, and it syncs with my PC whenever I find a recipe that I have added to my recipe notebook.
- On my Cell Phone – I downloaded the same Android App that was on my tablet. All three devices sync up, and I see the same info between them. I don’t use the app on my phone very much, but it is handy for spur of the moment decisions. If I’m out somewhere and decide I want to make something later at home, I can look the recipe up on my phone and see if I need any ingredients. I always have my phone with me, and so my recipes are with me also.
I’m really interested in trying to scan and organize all of my paper. This is not an easy task. If I ever do succeed at this, think how easy it would be for me to find things. One thing that was holding me back from this dream was all the scraps of paper that I have some of my favorite recipes on. With Evernote I can scan, photograph, or type (if I want) all those little bits and pieces of information I have laying around.
I use the free version of Evernote. They also have a premium version. The premium version allows you to upload a whopping 1 GB a month of data. The free version allows you to use 60 MB a month to upload. I’m 9 days away from when my account switches to a new monthly allotment. I’ve still got 58 MB to go. If I ever find that I’m starting to max out my free account, I would definitely switch to the premium service.
If you love to cook, this application can be one of the best tools you’ve ever owned. Electronic gadgets are creeping more and more into our everyday lives. Some of these gadgets and devices are big time savers. Oh and this application works with just about any device, operating system, or browser that’s out there.