Why do you need a new way to organize your life and your notes?


Are you perfectly satisfied with your existing system? I know I wasn't. Do you even have a system? I did but it still took too long to find what I needed. I wanted to find everything important in a few seconds, with two or three clicks at the most. So I created The Master Note System. After I tested it onvarious areas of my life, from work to leisure, I wrote about it in my new bestseller, The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life.

What is The Master Note System?

This is a new way of thinking about how to store important data and documents so you can find everything by a tap on a single page — your My Life Master Note — or on separate Master Notes that meet your organizational needs. No more typing long strings of letters or multiple tags, then reading through lists of notes looking for a specific one you need at that moment. Everything is in one place, accessible by a tap or two.

Why do you need this?

♥ You will save time and frustration. Because you can find every important thing in a few seconds with just a few taps, clicks or keystrokes, you’ll have time for more rewarding pursuits than searching all over for a lost note or document.

♥ By organizing your life on a single page, things that matter to you won’t fall through the cracks. No more forgetting a loved one’s birthday, or to get your driver’s license renewed, or where to find the letter you wrote, etc. Or even where you stored the spare part for your lawn mower. There is only one place to look — your My Life Master Note.

What is a Master Note?

Master Notes are special notes for organizing your life. They let you find information fast. You can be more productive and effective in whatever you need to do.A Master Note is a table in a note that holds links to other notes or links to files or webpages. It can hold images, labels, text, and audio. It can hold anything that you can store in Evernote.When you use links on a table, you don’t have to search through piles of notes to find what you need. It’s like a well-organized closet: when you open the door, you see everything arranged neatly. You save time when dressing or packing for a trip. If you just threw everything in the closet, you’d have a messy pile of wrinkled, unsorted clothing.This book shows you how to create notes that put everything at your fingertips with a few keystrokes and clicks or taps. This book takes other Evernote guides a step further.

You’ll learn how you can find every important note fast and keep everything organized. You won’t need to know or remember complex syntax and search strings to find your best notes. And best of all, you’ll find things in seconds, with a tap or two.

For more about The Master Note System, go to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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Start the New Year with a New Way to Organize Your Life!

Put everything on one page so you can find it in seconds with one or two clicks

Start 2017 on the right foot. Take advantage of the introductory price of the international bestseller, The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life.

This book describes an easy-to-learn method for storing and finding fast every digital thing, from notes in Evernote to documents on your cloud or hard drives. The book comes with numerous free templates so you are up and running fast. No coding or programming necessary — just instant organization.

Do you waste time when traveling looking for where, what and when?

Try this travel Master Note

Do you rummage in your briefcase, back pack or purse looking for notes about where you are staying, flight information, and the like? Or try to look up stuff on your phone only to find the battery is dead or there's no internet connection?

The solution is a Master Note, where everything you need is on the note or linked to it. You can keep a copy of a single page with your gear, while you quickly look stuff up on your tablet or phone with a click or two.

The template for this note comes with the free Resource Kit you can download to get going instantly with Master Notes. Complete instructions for making this travel note are in Chapter 8 of my new book, The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life.

You don't need to be an advanced user of Evernote to use Master Notes. By the end of Chapter 3, you'll be whizzing along with this app. And you can do all this in the free version. The book was written for beginners as well as ninjas.

You can get this free for one more day, till midnight on December 2, 2016. Why not take a few hours this weekend to get all your most important data into Master Notes? Then start the New Year with your whole life organized on a single page.

For more information on The Master Note System, go to https://masteryournotes.com/blog/. To learn more about making the travel note, go to https://masteryournotes.com/gallery/

Greg-FosterThis book is for the beginner as well as the advanced users of Evernote. I learned how to make great templates to repeat new notes saving lots of time. The Master Note System is easy to use and you too, will become a master at Evernote. – Greg Foster, The John Maxwell Team

The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life (2016)

Learn a new approach to organizing your life and your notes, not explained in any other guide out there. Easy to implement and customize, The Master Note System will change how you think about storing and finding everything important in your life. It’s all just one or two clicks away. The free templates that come with the book will have you up and running instantly.

So you made a note, but how do you find it later?

This post originally appeared in LinkedIn and is updated here

So you made a note, then what? The Evernote elephant may remember everything, but how can you?

Anyone can make notes, but after a while, even searching on words or tags or in notebooks, you get a long list of notes and waste time sorting through them looking for one item.

A way to keep all of this together is to use a master note such as the one hanging on the elephant graphic. Thanks to the ability to copy note links whether on the desktop or in your browser, you can put notes within notes and in tables in notes. This lets you quickly home in on the item you need to find.

In the image above, you see a note I'm using to keep track of my LinkedIn posts:

1. I start with a table within a note. Using the Evernote web clipper, I save my post to a notebook labeled “LinkedIn Posts.”
2. I copy the note link and paste it into the table along with the LinkedIn address. I attach the file I used for the image (works too to copy and paste the image from the browser).
3. I enter the date.
4. I have just started posting so I have not added any comments yet, but I can use this column for replies of substance or check boxes or other items.

This master note lets me keep track of what I wrote when, what images I used, and other data, all in the same note.

As I go along with what is for me a new process, I will no doubt tweak it and add reminders or other things that will link to my calendar or to Nozbe. I could add a “to do” or a “follow up” column.

The latest desktop version for Windows has extended the functionality of what you can do within the note. I would still like to see a format painter but maybe someday….

If you want to learn more about how I use Evernote, I discuss it at length in my new book, The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life.

This book will be available 11/30/16. To sign up for more information, click here.

Can you create a virtual notebook in Evernote?

Yes! It can be done with this hack

Recently I described how to make virtual folder trees in Evernote. In my new book, The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life, you’ll learn too how to use the Master Note concept of links in tables to make virtual notebooks in a single note.

Notebooks don’t have links, but you can create a “virtual notebook” in a note. Why would you want to? Well, you may have used up the allotted number of notebooks, or you don’t like using notebooks, or you want to collect notes from various notebooks in a single place. Or maybe like me, you find the search process tedious and time consuming.

You can copy the same note to various notebooks, but if you make changes, it won’t automatically update the other notes. If you use a virtual notebook, you’d have only one note that you can readily update.

Gil is a website designer. One of his projects requires he find the code from other projects and archived notes. He also must be linked to some websites and some shared documents on cloud drives. He has notes with color schemes, graphical snippets, and a photo gallery of stock images he is considering.

Rather than set up a notebook for this project, Gil created a virtual notebook in a single note. It’s a variation on the Master Notes in my book:

Gil could now link to everything he needed for the AeroDB project from this one note. He linked directly to his lightboxes, saving more time when he needed to find graphics he was considering. All the files were in a Dropbox folder he shared with the client’s contact people. One click and he’s there.

Gil used the same note for all his projects. He would copy this and use it for another project, just changing the label and a few links and tags. All the project notes for current projects were in one notebook. When he completed the project, he would add the link to the finished website at the top of the note, above the table. Then he would move the note to his archived projects notebook.

This virtual notebook template is included with the book as a free bonus, along with many other templates so you can use the Master Note System instantly.

You can get get this new book for free for a few days only. Sign up to receive the book description and more details on where to get the book: masteryournotes.com.

The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life will be available 11/30/16 and free for three days. To find out more and how to get a free copy, go here.

Can you really organize your whole life on a single page?

Yes! Use the Master Note System

Learn a new way to organize your life on a single page by using the Master Note System with Evernote, a free program. This is a simple system where you put everything in Master Notes, one or two clicks away.

My new book, The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life, is easy to read with real-life stories and numerous screenshots showing step by step how to organize everything to become more productive and efficient.

A high level executive at a Fortune 100 company said, “Makes for an easy and captivating read….I didn't even know that I was learning because the use of real life scenarios made for a compelling read.”

Entirely customizable, Master Notes work with any existing system, such as GTD. Free Master Note templates come with the book's bonus Resource Kit, if you want to use a variety of pre-made, tweakable tables.

You can get get this new book for free for a few days only. Just sign up here and you will be sent the book description and more details on where to get it: masteryournotes.com.

For an example of how this works, see my earlier post: So you made a note, but how do you find it later?

The Master Note System: A New Way to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life will be available 11/30/16 and free for three days. To find out more and how to get a free copy, go here.