For years you’ve been saying you’re going to scan all the photos you have in shoeboxes in the basement. Now’s as good a time as any. There are a few smartphone apps that’ll help you with this so you don’t need to pay someone or drag out a scanner to do it, but Photomyne and Google’s recently released PhotoScan are the two top choices.
There are a number of mobile apps for digitizing documents. Although you can also use them for photos, they aren’t giving you the resolution needed for high-quality scans. Now we are beginning to see options for mobile photo scanning. This Lifehacker article describes and compares the top two photo scanning apps – PhotoScan and Phtomyne.
Kerry has created an impressive reference for anyone using Evernote to manage their family history. If will support the needs of the beginner as well as the experienced user. You’ll find a complete review at Moultrie Creek Gazette.
Evernote offers a number of video demonstrations showing you how to put Evernote to use. Each of the links below take you to a playlist page showing a series of video tutorials that will help you get started with Evernote.
Once you understand how Evernote works, you’ll want some ideas on how to put it to work in your genealogical research. You’ll find a growing series of articles discussing Evernote in genealogy right here at Genealogy 101. Just click on the vertical orange bar at the left edge of the screen and scroll down until you see the Tag Cloud. Click the “Evernote” tag to display all articles related to Evernote.
Here’s the gist of it: OneNote is already quite organized thanks to its notebook/section/page hierarchy of notes, but sometimes you need to group notes together even though they aren’t in the same notebook or section. That’s where tags come in.