You know that old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words? Sometimes all you need is an image to remind you what's important in your life. In a new release [v6.5 and v6.6 for Windows and v6.12 for Mac], Evernote introduced the image gallery. Now you can click through images side by side, the same way you can do on Facebook. Just double-click on an image in a note, and then scroll through the other images in the same note. What else can you do with the image gallery feature? Here are some neat tips and tricks for using images to be more productive and better organized, whether at work or at home.
1. Daily Reminders
Trying to establish new habits? Try this trick using the image gallery feature to bring the reminder front and center. Put images in the table starting with the first one of the day (maybe your “miracle morning” to-do list). If you want to do a set of exercises each day, put that image next in order. Try to keep these to a handful — it's easier to instill new habits a few at a time. Once you have the habit down pat, so it is second nature, you can add to it (“habit stacking“).
2. Inspirational Quotes
Create a table in a note, either by inserting one using the table command in the menu bar or pasting one in from your word processor. Populate the cells with images. In this example, I inserted a 4 x 4 table. I merged the cells in the bottom row so I could insert a linked image, the banner from the site where I got the quotes (learn how to put a link in an image in #3 below). I colored the cells yellow. You can color them before or after inserting the images. By clicking through the quotes, you can focus on the thoughts and be inspired.
3. Linked Images
You can put a link in an image. Single click on the image, then hit Ctrl+K. Paste in the link, then click “OK.” On a Mac, use Cmd+K. The link can take you anywhere, whether to a note in Evernote, a website, an email address, a folder tree online — there are endless possibilities. To learn more about the power of links in increasing efficiency and productivity, read my book, The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life. See “A Crash Course on Note Links” in Chapter 2.
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