Integrate Evernote with IFTTT to archive & optimize your digital life

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Previously, we had discussed about Evernote, a simple & effective note-taking application:
http://www.smarthabits.in/posts/organize-life-evernote/

Also, we had discussed about IFTTT, an innovative solution which connects applications to automate tasks:
http://www.smarthabits.in/posts/automate-your-life-with-ifttt-if-this-then-that/

Today, we shall find out how integrating Evernote with IFTTT can help us automate, archive & optimize our digital experience. Following are few useful recipes with descriptions & links.  Each recipe can be installed with just a click.

Save starred Gmails to Evernote:

What does it do?
Whenever you “star” an email in your google account (gmail), the whole email body with title will be copied into a new note under a dedicated notebook in Evernote.

Why is it useful?
There will be instances when you might have to follow up some action items for an email. By “starring” it, the email is copied into evernote and depending on the action item, you can later move it to your “To-Do” notebook in Evernote (also add reminder alarm to it) and after it is completed, you can move it to “Done” list notebook in Evernote. Another use-case is to archive useful emails. Suppose you receive an interesting article over email, you can “star” it, so that it is automatically copied to the dedicated notebook in Evernote, and later move it to other notebooks and add appropriate tags for easy navigation & searchability in future.

Link to the recipe:
https://ifttt.com/recipes/73746-save-starred-gmails-to-evernote

Save received SMS to Evernote:

What does it do?
Whenever your phone receives text SMS, it is appended into a dedicated notebook in Evernote.

Why is it useful?
When your SMSes are archived in a single notebook in Evernote, searching becomes easy and it is possible to access any of your older SMSes in an instant. Even if you change your phone or update the phone OS or even format/erase data on the phone, the SMSes will still be accessible in Evernote.

Link to the recipe:
https://ifttt.com/recipes/177775-archive-my-received-sms-to-evernote

Save tweets of a specific user to Evernote:

What does it do?
Whenever a specific user tweets/retweets, it will be appended into a notebook in Evernote.

Why is it useful?
There are several twitter users (including official twitter handles of news agencies) who tweet throughout the day providing updates, quick reports etc. You can specifically choose such users while setting up this recipe so that whenever that user tweets something, it goes into a dedicated notebook in Evernote. At the end of the day, you can read these at leisure in one go.

Link to the recipe:
https://ifttt.com/recipes/272778-archive-tweets-from-a-specific-user-into-evernote

Save favourite tweets to Evernote:

What does it do? Whenever you favourite any tweet, it copies that tweet into a dedicated notebook in Evernote.

Why is it useful? If you need access to that tweet (content of that tweet) later, you will be able to find it easily in your Evernote notebook without any hassles. Even if the tweet is deleted or the twitter account is deactivated, you can still access it because a copy of it will be available in your notebook.

Link to the recipe:
https://ifttt.com/recipes/108658-save-favorite-tweets-to-evernote

Create your Twitter journal in Evernote:

What does it do? Whenever you tweet/retweet something, it will automatically be appended into a dedicated notebook in Evernote.

Why is it useful? You can use this feature to automatically maintain a journal of your own tweets. Thanks to the search feature in Evernote, you will be able to easily search any of your old tweets.

Link to the recipe:
https://ifttt.com/recipes/114761-twitter-will-automatically-archive-to-evernote

Create your Facebook journal in Evernote:

What does it do? Whenever you post a status update in Facebook, it will automatically be appended into a dedicated notebook in Evernote.

Why is it useful? You can use this feature to maintain a journal of your own facebook updates. Facebook users would agree that scrolling their timeline to find older posts is a herculean task. This feature makes it easy to access because all the status updates will be in a notebook which becomes like a journal, automatically documenting your updates.

Link to the recipe:
https://ifttt.com/recipes/69209-make-a-diary-of-your-facebook-statuses-in-evernote