You save a lot of notes in Evernote, and that’s the problem.  Organize your Evernote notes with Crusoe.

How often do you read, see or hear something, and you think to yourself, “Wow, I want to remember this!” But then what do you do? What can you do?

If you are an Evernote user, the first thing you do is save it into Evernote (that’s what I do). But sticking one more note in the middle of your giant stack of notes isn’t going to help you remember it when you need it. That’s because storing information is a completely different animal than recalling it.mind-works

I have a stack of around 7,000 notes in Evernote, which I have saved over the years.  I’ve forgotten at least 6,900 of them.  And I can’t search for notes I don’t even know exist.

Crusoe knows what notes in Evernote you want and when you want them.

Before we sat down to design Crusoe, we pondered how our minds recall information.  Generally speaking, our minds don’t generate search lists, and they don’t group topics of information with tags.  On the contrary, our minds just serve up the right memory at the right time, almost without thinking.  For example, let’s say you get into a discussion about the best high school movie ever made.  Hmm…I bet you already have one or two movies in mind, even though you may have seen many, many high school movies.  But that’s how our minds work; they just serve up what we know almost without thinking.  So we built Crusoe to do the same thing.

Every note that matters to you matters for a reason.  And that reason invariably involves how that note connects to something else in your life (a business problem, a book you read, an idea you’re developing, etc). The connection between the note and the question it answers is the reason the note matters to you.  Crusoe lets you create and navigate those connections.

And even just linking it to one other note will greatly enhance your chances of seeing it when you need it. That’s because the note you’re linking to might already be part of a larger chain. You only have to remember one of the notes in that chain and out will come the rest of the information you want — exactly when you want it.  And that’s why you should organize your Evernote notes with Crusoe.