If you are anything like me, you have a few places that you look to every day to keep your digital life organized. In my TeacherCast University course, Stop … Drop … and Get Organized, I love teaching teachers how to use Gmail and it's many archiving features to trim down their inboxes into manageable labels. However, this week, a brand new digital partnership was launched that will help users not just save important emails but put the most important communications alongside your most important documents.
What is Evernote?
In case you haven't heard of Evernote, it is one of the most useful digital tools that you can have on your organizational team. I have been using Evernote since 2012 and I use it from everything to basic document storing, to web clipping, to even podcasting.
Resources on Evernote
- The Ultimate Educators Guide to Evernote
- Using Evernote to Organize Your Digital Files
- Evernote for Education
What Are Google Drive Add-ons?
A few years ago, Google Drive and it's other companion applications were relaunched with the ability to add extensions or “add-ons” to their features. In this case, Evernote now has the ability to connect into your Gmail account and provide a new location to store your emails.
How Do You Install the Evernote Add-on?
According to the Evernote website, this feature can be used to backup your Gmail messages both on your desktop computer and on your mobile devices.
Open your inbox at Gmail.com.
Click the plus (+) symbol in the add-on section to the right of your messages list.
Type “Evernote” in the Marketplace search bar.
Click Evernote for Gmail, then click the blue Install button.