Many people use Evernote to collect information. It’s really good for doing that.
To be useful all that data has to be organized and easily retrievable. Evernote can help with that too.
What if you could open a notebook and have a guide to what you’ll find inside? That would be useful, wouldn’t it?
You could type of list of all the notes and create links back to the notes. Boy, that sounds tedious and time consuming.
Evernote realized you have better things to do with your time so they designed a shortcut to get the job done in seconds.
One of the features on the desktop version of Evernote on both Mac and PC is Table of Contents creation. It will create an index of all the notes you want and link back to them.
- Choose the notes you want to include. Highlight all of the notes in the notebook using ⌘+ A on a Mac or Control + A on a PC. If you want to be selective use Command + click on a Mac or use Control + click on a PC.
- When the dialog box opens, click on “Create Table of Contents Note”. This will generate a new note with a list of note titles and hyperlinks.
- Rename the Note. I like to use the name of the notebook or subject followed by ‘Table of Contents’. That allows me to do a search for all my ToCs.
- Add a reminder to the Table of Contents note. This note attribute will pin it to the top of the notebook – making it easy to find. There isn’t a need for date or time.
Note that the Table of Contents won’t be automatically updated when you add new notes to the notebook. You will have to manually add links to any new notes later included.
The Table of Contents is just one feature you can use to organize your information. It's a wonderful program that is simple and flexible. I have lots of tips and tricks to help you use it to be more productive.