One of the best lessons I’ve learned in my time in youth ministry has been WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING. Anytime I have an idea (good or bad), I write it down. When I hear someone else say something worth remembering, I write it down. More specifically, I put it into Evernote.
I listen to a lot of podcasts on my commute, so I often hear pearls of wisdom worth remembering without a way to write them down (being busy driving and all). And for me, if I don’t write them down, minutes later they’re forgotten.
Add a new contact in your iPhone.
Head to your contacts and create a new contact – First name: Ever. Last name: Note. Set the email address to your Evernote email address.
Dictate your note to Siri.
When you need to make a note, simply activate Siri (by pressing and holding the home button or the button on your headphones) and say:
Mail note about [Subject of your Note] and say [Content of your Note].
Siri will transcribe the note and then ask if you’re ready to send it. Simply say “Send” and the note is emailed right into your Evernote account.
For example: “Mail note about taking notes while driving and say look how easy this is” will result in the image on the right:
Super simple! And if you’re in the middle of a podcast, Siri automatically pauses it and resumes the podcast after sending the note!
Now you can safely take notes while driving! Or running. Or sky diving.