Book Review: “Evernote Essentials” – Does it deliver the bang for the buck?

Brian Bojan Dordevic
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Being Evernote junkie as I am, I couldn’t help it, but buy the book that Evernote teased my eyes, each time I’ve checked out what’s new in the Trunk. I’ve decided to take some time after I’ve read it, and I’ve after I’ve read the update of it, to let you know what I think about it.

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Overview of the content:

This book is simple, well structured and neatly organized. Design makes it easy as breeze to read. You are acquiring it via, which is my trusted website for purchasing information products. I have read this book within 4-5 hours of purchase it and found some cool information inside of it.

There are 22 Content worthy chapters, and that is how the book is divided. First part of the book is written on “Evernote Anatomy” as Bret likes to call it, dissecting all the features it has, and that pretty much covers half of the book. If you have Evernote for any longer amount of time, you are already familiar with all of these functions. Now after these “For Dummies” chapters come “the meat of the book”. Some of the chapters include: Evernote for bloggers, foodies, programmers… Evernote as: Address book, task manager, filing cabinet…

On the other hand I was already using Evernote for quite a while at that point, so I didn’t draw out as much out of it, as I would at the beginning of my Evernote journey. If you are an Alpha Efficiency reader for a while, and you are using Evernote for any period of time, I am quite sure that you won’t find it valuable to invest 25$ into this book.

Final Conclusion:

My final conclusion is that for 25$ investment, you as an experienced Evernote user are getting slim value for your buck, if any. Also I find it irresponsible that book didn’t update along with major updates that the platform itself went through, but it was late and caught up 6 months later instead. Good thing is that at least update came around and included some new stuff, but wasn’t that major.

Ultimately this is the book for absolute Evernote newbies. If you are new to Evernote, and you want to skip the learning cycle and cut to the very basics, without figuring stuff on your own, Evernote essentials can be a time saver and a wallet drainer.

Great Cheaper Alternatives:

If you are using Evernote for any longer length of time, and you already got the hang of the basics while you want to increase your productivity with Evernote, I will highly encourage you to consider: Evernote Unofficial ebook, which is only one fifth of the price, but provides some deeper insight into it’s use. It is written for the followers of GTD methodology.

Now instead of buying this book for tips and tricks, you can checkout my Evernote articles. They are neatly organized under the Evernote Tag.


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