It’s So Fluffy!

Hey, who knew about the new Note Links feature in Evernote and didn’t tell me?

I was just sitting down to write one of my mildly snarky software I hate to love posts. Tonight it was going to be about Evernote, and what I hated most about loving it. But I discovered that my complaint is no longer relevant. I couldn’t be happier. … Well, I could be happier. I could be a hell of a lot happier, but not about Evernote.

For those not familiar, Evernote is a note-taking and organizing platform. Wikipedia says, “Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, and searched.”

Pretty cool, right? But until recently, notes could not be linked-to from other kinds of software. The only way to find, see, and use ones notes was to open and use Evernote. For example, if I was working on a document and I knew that I had a note about it in my Evernote program, I just had to remember it and go find it. I could make a note in the document. “See note about this in Evernote,” and that’s it. Evernote was a walled garden, a function unto itself. I was frequently creating notes then exporting them to Word, Notepad, Photoshop, etc., so that they could be part of projects that existed in those other formats. Extra work!

So I was going to say there needs to be a way to create a link in another program – such as Word – that opens a particular note in my Evernote program. It dawned on me to Google it first. Viola! The feature arrived last month and nobody told me. Well, Evernote probably did and I didn’t read all the specs on the latest version. It was mentioned on their site and I missed that too.

Here’s a page on the Evernote blog that explains the new feature and how to create links. It’s extremely easy and quick.

I left a note on the Evernote blog to say thanks for the feature. We should do that, you know, say thanks for free tools and toys.

Anyhoo, leave us celebrate with a wee clip from Despicable Me, about another way to get what you want and what you’ve got coming to you. Ever since I saw that movie, whenever I get something cool, I think “It’s So Fluffy!” 

Yeah. Sometimes I like animated movies for kids. I’m not sitting around watching Waiting for Godot over and Over and worrying about Schrödinger’s cat. (Not advisible, since the cat just might be me.)

I’m erudite, but I’m whimsical. Shut up. Smile

Alright, just for that, here’s the whole story about the darn cat. No fault of mine.