How to Simplify Your Life with Evernote – Kent Sanders (#009)

This is the 9th episode of the Quality Living Made Simple podcast. I’m still preparing for the EntreLeadership 1-Day Event, so I asked Kent Sanders to help share some things about getting started with using Evernote to help with organization.

Kent-Sanders-new-headshot-color-3Kent shared a couple things about himself:

  • Turn 39 this year!  Wow, time goes by fast!
  • Married to Melanie for 17 years this June.  Our son Ben just turned 9.
  • My background is pastoral ministry – now teach at SLCC; been there since 2004.  Main areas of teaching are music, worship, guitar, arts – also direct Chapel services and our worship leadership program.

Here’s how you can connect with him:

Interview topics:

  • What exactly in Evernote?
  • How do you get information and content into Evernote?
  • How do you use Evernote in your daily life?
  • How do you find your stuff in Evernote once it’s in there?
  • Any other tidbits about Evernote?

Upcoming interview: I will have the privilege to interview Dan Miller on April 25, author of the 48 Days to the Work You Love, Wisdom Meets Passion, and other books. He is also the host of the 48 Days Podcast. Do you have any questions for him? Leave your questions here.

Questions: Do you have any tips about Evernote? Do you have any other tools or systems to help keep track of things?

0 comments on “How to Simplify Your Life with Evernote – Kent Sanders (#009)

  1. KTEWSON says:

    Thank You Joshua and Kent for sharing some of the tools that you have used within Evernote and how you use it on an everyday basis. I’m a big fan of Evernote! Been using it daily along w my Scan Snap 1300 as well…for about 1 year now. One thing that I feel would be beneficial for some of the listeners would be to mention a website called fetchthis.com. This is A program that will automatically download your bank statements, mortgage statements, credit card statements, ect…straight from these institutions once they hv been generated. It will automatically pull these and download them into your Evernote account. It even will file it away in the notebook you prefer it to go into. It will also take an entire history of up to 2 or 3 years of statements if you like. Sweet! you can also record audio when you are in an environment taking notes all at the same time. It will show up on the notes almost like an attachment will. This is helpful during business meetings or conversations that you will need to go back to to reference or to gain clarity. I find myself forwarding most notes into a default folder that I have named “in-box”. Most the time I don’t have the time to specify which notebook to put it in or how i want to tag it, so I will usually go back to my “in-box” to do the proper filing when I’m at my PC about once a week. I do have a few notebook that are designated as shared for our employees to get more resources that they need to refer to occasionally. Im looking forward to checking youtube to see your tutorials, Kent! Great interview guys! Good stuff here!

    1. Thanks for the added tips! I’ll have to look into these.

    2. kentsanders says:

      KTEWSON, thanks so much for commenting, and for the kind words. I appreciate you listening in, and am glad to hear about you using the ScanSnap! It’s a great compliment to Evernote.

      I check fetchthis.com and couldn’t seem to locate the correct site – is it filethis.com? Looks like a cool service; thanks for mentioning it. I’m always up for trying something that will make life simpler!

      1. KTEWSON says:

        Well there you have it! The “High I” in me questioned the name of the website but I was at the DMV and dudnt feel like looking it up with the slow internet connection. You are right! It is “filethis.com”. The website lists all the affiliated businesses that have the capability off downloading statements into Evernote for you. They add new ones pretty regularly. Looking forward to learning any extra Evernote secrets later on. I love this stuff! 🙂

        1. kentsanders says:

          Thanks – oh my … the DMV. I don’t know where you’re located, but here in St. Louis everybody dreads going there because of the long lines! LOL

  2. kentsanders says:

    Also: Joshua, thanks so much for having me on as a guest. I very much appreciate the opportunity serve your listeners! You are doing a fantastic job with the podcast. Keep up the great work; you are blessing a lot of people.

    1. Thanks for the compliment. I was glad to have you on, and I’m looking forward to future possibilities.

  3. Wade_Thorson says:

    Thanks Josh and Kent. I have been using Evernote for a few months, but I haven’t been using it effectively yet. I like the speech to text recommendation, I haven’t tried that yet but there are a number of times like when driving when this could come in handy.

    1. Thanks for listening, Wade. I’m definitely excited to get more hands-on experience myself.

    2. kentsanders says:

      Wade, you are exactly correct about speech to text. In fact, I used it while driving into work this morning to put down some writing ideas. The only problem with it (at least on the iPhone 5) is that you usually have to make corrections afterwards to spelling, punctuation, etc. Speech to text doesn’t work perfectly, but it’s definitely a MAJOR help … at least, if you like to jot down ideas on the fly.

      Here’s a resource that lists all the speech to text commands. http://dommcg.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-use-Siri-voice-to-text-on-iPad-and-iPhone-to-dictate-articles-and-blogs

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