Yesterday, I learned a new and useful Evernote trick from science fiction writer and Evernote ambassador Jamie Todd Rubin.
The trick is from his article Going Paperless Quick Tip: How I Do A “Daily Review” in Evernote. The trick is to create a saved search which makes the daily review in Evernote a click away. The daily review concept is referenced to the Getting Things Done (GTD) system by David Allen.
The daily review, as the name implies, is to review all of what you have received or created during your day to keep things in place and on track. For example you might have received some mail or have created some notes.
All this has to be processed at some point (preferably daily) otherwise, you will lose track of all the input you have received especially those that need some action on your behalf.
In regard of Evernote, Jamie (and now myself) uses a saved filter to process his daily notes. To do this he made the following search:
any: created:day updated:day
This search returns all notes that were created and updated/modified “today”. You can then save the search and add it as a shortcut which makes it very handy once you’re ready to do the daily review.
I tried to do the search on my Android phone and tablet but it didn’t work. Nevertheless, once you do this on the web app you will also have the saved search on all of your devices which is really useful.
You can read more of Jamie Rubin’s articles on the “Daily Review” on his website.
Thanks to Jamie Todd Rubin.