Do you have too much information in your life? Do you spend too much time organizing to-do lists instead of getting things done? I used to be that way. Not anymore.
Today, I use Evernote to organize the information in my life. I know where everything is (no more scraps of paper or piles of legal pads) and I always know exactly what I need to do. (Want to know more about Evernote? Read this.)
Evernote for Lawyers outlines a simple, step-by-step approach to using Evernote to get organized and increase your productivity. My goal with this guide is to share with you what I’ve learned so you can
- gain control of all of the information and paperwork in your life, and
- organize and prioritize your work so you get more done.
Attorneys everywhere are discovering Evernote, the free (and insanely amazing) application for Windows, Mac, and mobile. Some use Evernote simply to collect notes and web clips. That’s how I started. Others are using it to manage their marketing, client files, research and writing, and a lot more.
One of the most powerful ways to use Evernote is for managing Tasks and Projects. Evernote’s tagging system allows me to use the Getting Things Done® methodology taught by David Allen. I’ll show this you in detail in Chapter 4.
Evernote for Lawyers is a one-of-a-kind resource just for lawyers. Here’s the table of contents:
Introduction: How to put your practice in your pocket
Chapter 1: Evernote® helps lawyers get organized and get things done
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: Organizing Notes and Documents
Chapter 4: Managing Tasks and Projects–My GTD® System
Chapter 5: Research and Writing
Chapter 6: Managing Client Files and Documents
Chapter 7: Working with Email and the Quest for ”Inbox Zero”
Chapter 8: Working with Your Calendar
Chapter 9: Time & Billing Support
Chapter 10: Marketing and Career Development
Chapter 11: Going Mobile
Chapter 12: Going Paperless
Chapter 13: Data Security
Chapter 14: Search Made Simple