I recently did a mini review of Evernote 5 so I thought who better than Dean Ouellette to do my next productivity Q&A with? I’ve had the privilege of sitting in on an Evernote class of Dean’s here in Phoenix. If you ever get the chance, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
1. Tell us about yourself Dean.
Hi, my name is Dean and I am an Evernote-a-holic. I have long been a tech geek and since I have got into real estate I have looked for ways to become more productive. Evernote has allowed me to do so, while also saving money. I am a former political consultant who moved to real estate five years ago in an effort to find more balance and a way to spend more time with my 5 kids. My real passion in life is coaching youth athletics. When I am not coaching kids I sell real estate in the Chandler/Phoenix market and teach real estate tech classes to other agents.
3. What specific things about Evernote 5 will be boosting your productivity?
A few of the features I really like about Evernote 5 for productivity. Such as the type ahead search which gives you search suggestions based on your account. As you type a drop down list of suggestions appears such as things you have searched in the past and text from within your notes. This has made finding things even easier than before. As a keyboard shortcut user I also like the Command-J which makes jumping between notebooks quick and easy. Some people are going to find the shortcuts on the top left a time saver, but I had used shortcuts in the old system. These just made it more obvious for the general user that the function is a possibility.
4. How has Evernote helped you in your business planning? Have you started doing those things for 2013 and beyond?
Evernote is used in just about every aspect of my business and planning. I have a master sheet with goals and timelines that I check out every Sunday night. This allows me to look at my business, see where I am, where I am going and to make sure I have moved forward this week to get closer to my goals.