In Evernote, you can save and organize your favorite quotes, ideas and even your random thoughts as notes. You can also use it to save some important lists and tasks.
Over time, your notes will eventually build up to the point that you can no longer remember those that you should’ve checked a long time ago. If you are quite forgetful, you can set reminders. You can also choose to regularly review your notes in such a way that it would be easier for you to recall the important things that you’ve done.
If you want to learn a way how to easily remember your important notes, then go ahead and read on.
How to easily remember your important notes in Evernote
The technique is called spaced repetition. Simply put, it is a process in which you will constantly expose yourself to the review material. The more you review the material, the more you remember.
In Evernote, all you need to do is to make your notes appear as flash cards. You must review these flash cards regularly. To display your notes as flash cards, you will need to use a third-party web app called “Reflect”.
- First, click here to go to Reflect’s homepage and then connect the web app to your Evernote account.
- Next, enter your desired username, email and password.
- Once you’re logged in, click “Setup new filter”.
- On the setup new filter page, fill out the required fields then click “Create new filter”.
- After which, review your filter summary then click “Yes, add to my schedule” to confirm.
- Once done, go to your review schedule page on Reflect and then select the review that you wish to start.
- The review will basically consist of your Evernote notes that were turned into flash cards. Just use the back and forward arrow keys on your keyboard to review your flash cards.
- After completing your review, you can start all over again or review another set of flash cards.
- For pending and upcoming reviews, you will get notified via email.
So that’s it. The more you review your Evernote notes, the easier you get to recall the important stuffs. Nonetheless, it wouldn’t do you much unless you really decide to diligently commit yourself to the process.