How To Use Evernote To Organize Your Content

Successful blogging is about managing large volumes of information.

Knowing where to find something quickly that you read yesterday, a week ago, or even a month ago.

That means tagging and storing every piece of key content that you come across.

And that's where Evernote comes in...

A System That Will Save You Hours

You see, I have a system that means I know exactly where to find any article I’ve ever come across. And I can do it on my laptop, my smartphone, or any other platform.

It's very simple and I’m going to show you how you can do it as well.

It’ll save you hours of lost time and make you much more efficient.

First of all, open a free account in Evernote, if you don’t already have one.

Then go to the Evernote download page and get the Evernote app. There's one for IOS and one for Android.

Open the Evernote app and click on ‘Notebooks’ and then ‘+ New Notebook’:

How To Use Evernote to Organise Your Articles

Name your new Notebook ‘Valuable Articles’ and check the ‘Private’ button.

Then click ‘Create’:

How To Use Evernote to Organise Your Articles

Now double-click on the Notebook titled ‘Valuable Articles’:

How To Use Evernote to Organise Your Articles

Now click on ‘New Note in Valuable Articles’:

How To Use Evernote to Organise Your Articles

In the next window give your Note a name:

Once you’ve created your first Note in the ‘Valuable Articles’ notebook, you'll see a screen like this:

The Notes Become Your Categories

These notes are the categories that you’ll be using to organise your articles.

Name your categories according to your niche. In my case, the categories reflect different aspects of blogging and internet marketing:

  • Round Up Articles
  • How To Use Twitter
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Promoting Blog Posts on Facebook
  • Getting Traffic From Quora
  • Blogger Outreach
  • Getting Traffic to Your Blog
  • Creating Your Own Info Product
  • How To Set Up LeadBox Exit Popup
  • Success Stories
  • How To Interview People for a Blog Post
  • Guest Blogging
  • How To Do Round Up Articles
  • Getting More Optins
  • Lead Magnets
  • Pillar Posts
  • Creating Blog Graphics
  • Social Media
  • Email Marketing

=> TIP: The more specific you are in naming your categories, the easier it will be to find the article. For example, ‘Blogger Outreach’ is part of the category ‘Getting Traffic To Your Blog’. But giving ‘Blogger Outreach’ its own category makes the article much easier to find.

When you’ve finished setting up your categories, your screen will look like this:

How To Use Evernote to Organise Your Articles

This is what Evernote calls ‘Card View’. But there are other ways of viewing your Notes.

Click on the icon in the top far right corner and you’ll see a number of different viewing options:

How To Use Evernote to Organise Your Articles

'Side List View’ is the most compact and allows you to see all your categories (Notes) at a glance:

Let’s say you come across some great articles on blogger outreach.

Click on the ‘blogger outreach’ category (Notes) and drop the URLs into that Note:

Now comes the fun part! Creating a Table of Contents

Select any one of the categories or Notes in the left-hand pane and then go to ‘Edit’, ‘Select All’ or CMD A (on a Mac):

You'll see a window with the Notes arranged like a hand of cards:

This post was most recently updated on June 24th, 2020

Rob Powell
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2 thoughts on “How To Use Evernote To Organize Your Content”

  1. Rob,

    This is just what I was looking for! I’ve got hundreds of blogs / other info stored in individual notes in EN, then tagged. Tags are not working so well, so I was looking for a notebook based system. Thanks!

    Because I usually download blog posts of interest into an individual note, I plan to use the “copy internal link” feature and add that to the category note instead of the external hyperlink.

  2. Wonderful! Thank you so much for that feedback, Susan. I’m glad it was helpful. Best, Rob.

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