Once you have your contexts defined, then you can incorporate Evernote to manage them. I have a folder setup in Evernote called @Next Action. All of my next actions get filed in the @Next Action folder. Each item receives a tag based on the context of that action. I use 5 different context tags which are @computer, @phone, @home, @office, and @hot. I then have the following saved searches set up:
- notebook:"@Next Action" tag:@computer
- notebook:"@Next Action" tag:@phone
- notebook:"@Next Action" tag:@home
- notebook:"@Next Action" tag:@office
- notebook:"@Next Action" tag:@hot
Now all I have to do when I am at my computer is click on my saved @computer context search and viola, all of my next actions that can be completed at my computer pop up. If I am at home, then I click on my saved @home context search and up comes the next actions that I can do when I am at home.
I have also set up a folder called @completed. When I complete a next action, I move it to the @completed folder. At the end of the month, I can just open up my @completed folder, and quickly review all of the tasks that I completed during the month. It is a very efficient way for me to pull together information for a monthly report. Its all right there in chronological order.
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