Ever feel like you cannot keep track of where you saw what? Ever spend way too much time finding things again? Feel disorganized?
How do I keep track of design things? I use Evernote as my database.
It’s a free program that you can download, though I choose to pay for the premium version so I can have the extra space.
How does it help me?
You can “clip” anything from any website and it saves the URL and image or text in the program’s database as a note. Each note can then be tagged with key words like colors, textures, designers, type of item.
Then, it’s all fully searchable!
Below is an actual screen shot of my Evernote program. In this screen shot, I have clicked on my “Pillows” folder and you can see there is a list of pillows that I’ve clipped from various sites. To the right is more detail on whichever one you click on. I can easily click the link and go back to the source I got it from or use that information to site the source when blogging or working with a client.
I’m all for anything that helps me have to remember less!
I currently have over 3000 items in Evernote and add more every day! It’s truly my secret weapon!
Try it out!
Note: I do not work for Evernote, nor am I paid by them in any way.