Trying to organize creativity? What to look for in a digital app!

Hi Reader!

If you’re trying to organize all the content around your creative work, there’s a lot to look for in an app.

Comparing specifically Evernote and Notion

Here are a few things I look for:

  1. Can I use it on multiple devices? Will I be able to jump from my phone, my computer, or my iPad?
  2. Is it easy to add? Can I capture my spur-of-the-moment ideas to be easy to pull up again later?
  3. Will I be able to access this offline? Power goes out, OR if I’m beyond reception?
  4. Can it maintain a flexible structure? Sometimes I want to have a bird’s eye view of my projects, and other times I want to know their status.
  5. Can it handle a variety of content? As a designer, I collect a TON of visual research and text content to include in my designs. It needs to look nice.

If you want to learn more about how Evernote and Notion lived up to the above items to look for, check out this video Why I switched to Notion: the better choice for designers‽

Jenny looking through the phrase "Switched!" With Evernote and Notion logos
I was just as surprised as my face when I switched from Evernote to Notion!

P.S. If you want to learn how I show my clients how to BEST use Notion, you can watch my latest FREE 90-minute training The 3 Step Method to Organize your Creativity.

Sky Blue Jenny

I help creative professionals who struggle with organizing their ideas and tasks build a flexible system to achieve greater clarity, efficiency, and confidence in sharing their work.

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