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I replaced Evernote with Raycast and Dropbox


In a recent video by the Paperless Movement®, Tom Solid delves into his transition from Evernote to Dropbox and Raycast. If you’ve been using Evernote as a “document dump” like Tom, you might find this switch intriguing. Let’s unpack the details.

Why the Switch from Evernote?

Tom Solid had been a loyal Evernote user for a decade, primarily using it as a repository for scanned documents. Evernote’s OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capabilities made it easy to search for text within scanned documents, whether handwritten or typed. However, Tom realized that his use of Evernote was limited to just that—storing and retrieving scanned documents. He didn’t use it for Task Management, Personal Knowledge Management, or any other productivity tasks.

The Power of Dropbox and Raycast

Tom’s new setup involves Dropbox and Raycast, specifically tailored for macOS users. Dropbox offers OCR capabilities similar to Evernote, making scanned documents searchable. Raycast, on the other hand, serves as a powerful search tool that replaces macOS’s Spotlight feature. With a simple command, Tom can quickly find any document he needs. This combination provides a streamlined way to access scanned documents without the additional features of Evernote that Tom wasn’t using.

A Tailored Approach to Productivity

The Paperless Movement® emphasizes that there’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to productivity tools. Whether you’re interested in Digital Note-Taking, Project Management, or Personal Knowledge Management, the key is to find the tools that fit your specific needs. That’s why we offer a variety of courses, like our Digital Note-Taking like a Pro Course, to help you understand how to capture, store, and retrieve information in the most efficient way possible.

Your Personalized Productivity Setup

If you’re a Busy Professional looking to optimize your productivity, consider joining the Paperless Movement® Membership. We offer comprehensive courses on Note-Taking, Personal Knowledge Management, Task Management, and Project Management. These courses are designed to guide you through all aspects of a productivity system, based on the ICOR® methodology. Ready to become a digital pro? Join us today.

So, whether you’re contemplating a switch from Evernote or looking for a productivity setup that’s tailored to your needs, the Paperless Movement® has got you covered.

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