Link Evernote notes to other applications

Blatantly ripped from Lifehacker, this is a HUGE deal. Being able to link to individual Evernote notes means easier organization, easier finding, and all manner of other awesomeness. My super-crush on Lifehacker continues.

Insert Links to Evernote Notes in Other Applications

Guillaume tells us about how we can include Evernote links in most applications:

I’ve recently come across a nice tip to insert a clickable link to any Evernote note in any application. This can be pretty useful, for instance to link a more complete note to a task you have entered in your favorite GTD app.

If you try to drag-and-drop a note from Evernote to the desktop, a folder, or an application, this won’t work. But with a few clicks, you can achieve that:

Once your note is completed, go to Spotlight and search it. Click on show all and on the search results window, you will see your note appearing as “pXXXX.evernote”. You can drag-and-drop this file to any application you want.

Pictured is an example of a note I entered in Things, the GTD app I use.

Check it out.

The changing nature of how we store things

So, we used to store things on VHS and cassette tapes. Now, we’re talking in petabytes. It’s nuts.

Mozy, the online storage people, put this awesome graphic together of how much storage has evolved and changed over the years – it’s pretty fascinating.

The increase in storage, along with the explosion of search, is one of the things that’s really changing how we live in this digital world. I’m psyched for what’s coming.

People in my generation don't tweet, so here's what they think about.

I don't know where this came from originally, but it was sent on to me by a friend of mine.

Honestly? I haven't laughed this hard in, well, a VERY long time.


Random thoughts from people my age… (I'm 21)

-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can
think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell
my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves

-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you're wrong.

-I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to
have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and
sticks when they've invented the lighter?

-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're
going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to
be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the
direction from which you came, you have to first do something like
check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to
yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're
crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

-That's enough, Nickelback.

-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know"
feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose
not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't
work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically
fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all
know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards
or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and
suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first
saw it.

-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually
becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting
90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's
laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little
bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the
only one who really, really gets it.

-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than
take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

– I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear
your computer history if you die.

-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to
finish a text.

– Was learning cursive really necessary?

– Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

– I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

– Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

– My brother's Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads.
Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired
about the name. He explained, "Cuz we beat you, and you hate us."
Classy, bro.

– Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",
all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

– How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod
and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

– I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up
to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

– Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in'
examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete
idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and
said "Yes that's G as in…(10 second lapse)..ummm…Goonies"

-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

– While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and
instinctively swerved to avoid it…thanks Mario Kart.

– MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I
know how to get out of my neighborhood.

– Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.

– I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.

-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,
and you can wear them forever.

-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

– Bad decisions make good stories

-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their
profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got
the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if
I do!

– Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring
would probably just be completely invisible.

-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go
around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly
nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be
a problem…

-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work
when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything
productive for the rest of the day.

-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't
want to have to restart my collection.

-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are
going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me
if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I
swear I did not make any changes to.

– "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people
watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will
they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't
watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and
leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?
Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and
goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone
and run away?

– I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not
seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she
hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light
internet stalking.

-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle,
then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising
speed for pedophiles.


– As a
driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers,
but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still
not know what time it is.

-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to
answer when they call.

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car
keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the
Donkey – but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze
button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time
every time…

-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would
happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

-It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and
the link takes me to a video instead of text.

-I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they
drive behind obeys the speed limit.

-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw
they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,
someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think
about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people
eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by
myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard
before dinner.

The best of the Web, according to TIME

TIME Magazine put a list together of the 50 best websites of 2009. They range from the obvious – Facebook, Pandora, YouTube – to the upcoming – Kayak, Etsy, Aardvark – to the ones I still have no idea about – Supercook, Visuwords,’s Name Voyager. No, I didn’t make that last one up, and neither did TIME.

Either way, it’s an interesting list to check out, with some great applications for any Web user.

Special Report

50 Best Websites 2008

…Some are as useful as a GPS device, others aren’t that useful but give you something to do when you had nothing planned for the day. Put them all together and they become’s 2008 picks for the best the Web has to offer

See the list here.


Tons of apps for better blogging from a Mac

It’s funny – one of the only things about Windows that I miss is how easy blogging is. Of course, by “one of the only things” I mean “the absolutely one and only thing.” But anyway, with apps like Windows Live Writer and others, managing a blog from Windows is really, really easy.

But here’s a fantastic article, with a ton of apps, geared toward the Mac-using blogger. Whether you’re writing blog posts or tweeting about them, this is a great one to bookmark (and try all the apps).

With a useful set of applications installed, managing a blog is a far simpler and more natural experience.

Check it out.

A great Firefox setup for the Gmail user

I've always got Gmail open in my browser, as well as my Google Voice and Google Reader accounts. I hate always having to open them, find them, and keep track of them all the time.

A Lifehacker reader came up with a great solution, involving a few Firefox extensions, that gives you permanent tabs for anything you want, sized smaller so they don't take up tons of space, with a few other cool tips up its sleeve as well.

I've implemented this exactly, and it's a great solution for anyone who's got one or a few tabs you leave open all the time.

A better way to send to Instapaper

I talked about the Send To feature in Google Reader now being applicable to Instapaper – well forget that.

The "Read Later" bookmarklet in Instapaper now supports Google Reader – whatever item is selected will get saved directly into Instapaper with a click of the bookmarklet. You'll have to reinstall the bookmarklet, but that just requires re-dragging it to your bookmarks.

For more, here's the snippet from the Instapaper blog.

(Thanks to Steve Rubel)

Google Reader sending – now to Evernote

Earlier today, I mentioned a great link that shows you how to send feed items directly from Google Reader to Instapaper. Well, clever folks have figured out how to do the same thing with Evernote.

Now, with just one click, you can send an article from your RSS feeds right into Evernote, where it'll sit waiting for you to read and deal with later.

Share directly from Google Reader to Instapaper

This is GREAT.

I've been a user of Instapaper for quite a while now – it's my favorite way to keep a "To Read" list, and has all but replaced any other bookmarking service for me. I also use Google Reader about 11,000 times a day.

Ever since Google Reader released a "Send To" feature, I've been waiting for someone smarter than I to figure out how to send items directly to Instapaper.

Well, Jordan Running is that person. Jordan created a perfect way for sending things directly from GReader to Instapaper.

Now anytime you see something in Reader you want to read later (or maybe offline on your iPhone), send it to Instapaper in one click.