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How to Scan Notes Into Evernote

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Scanning notes into Evernote is a great way to quickly clean up your paper clutter and get organized.

Scan your notes into Evernote.

Once you are familiar with the basic structure of Evernote, it is time to start getting notes into Evernote.

This is actually so easy that it might work against you. 😉

There are so many ways to capture information in Evernote that scanning seems almost archaic.

But if you have a lot of papers, scanning is still one of the most efficient methods to transfer information.

The alternative of taking a picture of each piece of paper would really take way too long.

How to Pick the Best Scanner

If you have a printer with a flatbed scanner – this might be a seem like a good place to start.

But if you have a lot of papers, you will probably find that flatbed scanning is also very tedious and time consuming.

Placing one sheet at a time on the glass and waiting for the scanner to warm up and actually create the scan – well, you see how long this will take.

Look Into Sheet Fed Scanners

A better option is a high speed sheet fed scanner like the ScanSnap ix500.

I use this Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 and I am in love.

It is fast, works on both a Mac and PC, and it scans both sides of the paper at once.

The ScanSnap app also allows you to set up workflows to make your scanning process run smoothly.

Suffice it to say that you can scan a boatload of documents in a really short period of time.

You can set it up to scan directly into Evernote as well, this skips the step of saving to your computer first.

Once your document is scanned into Evernote, you just tag and organize according to your master plan.

Do You Use A Scanner With Evernote?

What type of scanner do you have?

What is your favorite way to get notes into Evernote?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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If you are just getting started with Evernote or are looking for a way to use it more efficiently – check out these articles:

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Friday 8th of April 2016

I also used this one and find it to be really amazing and useful for my work.

Jijin Mohan

Sunday 24th of November 2013

Hello Neena,

Actually I'm new here! Now scanning part is really important for me as i love scanning books, office papers and other stuff. I use a cannon low budget all in one printer and to be honest here i haven't use Evernote yet. I'm gonna surely try it out.

Thanks for sharing


Sunday 24th of November 2013

Hi Jijin, If you are serious about going paperless - Evernote is a great tool. Give it a try, it is free after all. Let us know how you like it!

Philip V Ariel

Sunday 24th of November 2013

Hi Neena, I am here via one of my blog friends page. Nice to be here and I read your note about you and your blog entry. Indeed that is really a wonderful journey. Keep Going And Keep connecting With Best Regards philip ariel


Sunday 24th of November 2013

Hi Philip, Thank you for stopping in and thank you for the encouraging words.