This Simple Process Will Make You Insanely Productive On Any Browser
When it comes to the tools we use to be well-organized and increase our productivity, those that are available across most platforms are definitely the most attractive.
Applications that we can access via the Web, as a browser extension , as an iOS and Android app, and as desktop app for Windows and Mac mean that no matter where we are; we can use our favorite tools. However, these can sometimes be hard to find, especially those that work well together.
Fortunately, Evernote Web Clipper and Sunrise Calendar are both not only available across the board, but integrate together nicely. So, let’s see how you can jump on your favorite browser, clip an article, take screen shots, save bookmarks, add reminders, and have notifications with all the details pop up in your calendar.
Before you move forward with how to use these two tools together, it is important to note where you can use them as a productive pair.
Evernote Web Clipper
This handy browser is extension is the starting point to this organizational team. Evernote Web Clipper can be used in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Opera. So, you are definitely covered with whichever browser you use the most. The main Evernote application where everything will be saved is accessible via the Web, for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, for Android, and as a downloadable desktop app for Windows and from the Windows Store.
This other half of the team is available anywhere, but a little differently. Only one browser has an official extension for Sunrise Calendar and that is Chrome. For the other browsers you can simply bookmark the calendar website and access it quickly when needed. On the Mac, you can of course download the app from the Mac App Store.
Each tool has a great set of features that can help you save, organize, and access your items easily.
Evernote Web Clipper Highlights
With Evernote Web Clipper attached to your browser, you can clip an article, the simplified version of an article, or the entire Web page . You can also quickly bookmark the page, share the article via social media, or take a screen shot that can be annotated. You can select which notebook to save your item to, add a tag, and attach a remark if you like. The extension also has several configurable options for default notebook and tag selection, clip actions, and keyboard shortcuts.
Sunrise Calendar Highlights
With Sunrise Calendar you can stay in sync with your iCloud, Google Calendar, or Exchange account. This cool tool not only integrates with Evernote, but also Facebook, Asana, Wunderlist, and many others. You can set up what are called Interesting Calendars for your favorite sports teams or television shows, use customized and recurring reminders, get weather for your current location, and directions via Google Maps easily.
How They Work Together
The key to this dynamic duo is how they integrate to give you the organization and productivity you need. Once you connect the two together, any reminders that you set up in Evernote Web Clipper will pop up in Sunrise Calendar. In addition, any updates or edits to those reminders from either application are immediately reflected in other.
For example, if you set a reminder when clipping an article with Evernote Web Clipper for November 1 at 9 a.m., you can change it in Sunrise Calendar to November 2 at 10 a.m. and the change will sync with both Evernote and Sunrise Calendar, and vice versa. Awesome, right?
Not only can you edit the date and time for the reminder, but some of the details as well. Change the title, author, location, or URL in either application and those changes will sync right away to the other. In addition, items saved from Evernote Web Clipper to Sunrise Calendar appear with the Evernote logo, which his convenient.
Having reminders from items you clip right within your calendar comes in handy for many reasons. For instance, maybe you clipped part of an article to use for a term paper that you are starting tomorrow. Or, maybe you captured screen shots for a meeting presentation on Friday that you want to pull up. With these items accessible right from your calendar with the reminders, you always have what you need at your fingertips.
Do You Use This Productive Team Of Tools?
We have just shown you exactly how Evernote Web Clipper and Sunrise Calendar work well together to keep you better organized. Do you currently use these two tools together or do you have a different team of applications that are compatible across platforms that make you personally more productive? Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments below!
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