40+ ideas for improving your Evernote dashboard

Using Filterize

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In our previous post How a Dashboard Helps You to Focus in Evernote, we explained how Filterize can improve your  dashboard thanks to its ability to auto-refresh notes. In this post we offer you some inspiration for creating your own dashboard.

Dynamic categories

These categories help you to manage your day-to-day activities and your Evernote usage:

  1. Tasks with missed deadlines
  2. Tasks that are due in the next three days
  3. The five notes that were most recently modified
  4. Most recent emails
  5. Notes with no tags
  6. Evernote tips

Some of these categories require more complex search queries. Check out our post The Ten Most Useful Evernote Search Queries to learn how to create them.

Professional categories

Dashboards are great for collecting professional information contained in your Evernote in one spot:

  1. Business analytics
  2. KPIs
  3. Meeting protocols
  4. Ongoing projects
  5. Team information
  6. Task lists
  7. Notes and resources for reports

Personal categories

Dashboards are not just for professional use. Here are some ideas for your personal and private life:

  1. Inspirational quotes
  2. Reading list
  3. Ideas (for hobbies, leisure activities, …)
  4. Recipes you want to test
  5. Upcoming birthdays and special events
  6. Family photos
  7. Wishlist
  8. Progress towards personal goals
  9. Fitness and health information
  10. Financial and stock market information

Getting Things Done

Fans of Dave Allen’s self-management system Getting Things Done will almost certainly want to implement it as a dashboard containing these categories:

  1. Pending
  2. To-dos
  3. Projects
  4. Appointments
  5. Maybe
  6. References
  7. Inbox

Filterize users can also find an implementation of the Secret Weapon version of Getting Things Done in the Lounge.

Skye Stout

Skye Stout uses these 12 categories in his dashboard:

  1. Clarify
  2. Engage
  3. Reflect
  4. Actions
  5. Contacts
  6. Projects
  7. Calendar
  8. Journal
  9. Someday
  10. Checklists
  11. Reading
  12. Focus

Check out this post to see how Skye uses images to make his dashboard more attractive.

What does your dashboard look like?

If you have an interesting category in your dashboard that we haven’t mentioned here, please share it with other Filterize users on Twitter. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Filterize!


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