It’s good to remember that even some of the best, most popular places on the Internet are still unknown to many. So the “Newsletters I Like” choice today is a website that I hope you’re already familiar with, but that I’m sharing in case you missed it: Brain Pickings.
Maria Popova is, in my estimation, one of the best things about the Internet. Her popular Brain Pickings website actually started as an email newsletter in 2006, which she eventually built into her popular longform chronicle of curiosities.
“Curiosities?“, you ask. More like serendipit-awesome-osities: Two to three thoughtful, heartfelt, detailed, massively-hyperlinked articles per day about art, writing, science, design, history, or anything else which has crossed the transom of her interest.
Brain Pickings feels like pure oxygen on an Internet which can feel like a poorly-ventilated room, overpopulated with functional articles which lack the length and depth necessary to examine meaning. I look forward to her Sunday newsletter like I would look forward to an email from a friend who always sends me things that they know I’d like. Give yourself a weekly treat and sign up here to get it.
(Happy Thanksgiving to Veritrope.com’s USA Readers!)
- GrowDeep: Capuring Creative Ideas with EverNote
“Imperative to the creative process of a communicator, or anyone for that matter, is developing a system that allows you to capture thoughts, ideas, inspirations, and the like. All of the world is a canvas and each individual is an interesting story to be read.”
(Via growdeep.blogspot.com )
- Using Evernote as a Design Scrapbook / journal / hicksdesign
Another related post from the HICKSDESIGN blog about using Evernote as a collection point for design scraps. I think this is a fantastic use of Evernote and, when coupled with applications like Curio makes creating a “mood board” stupendously easy.
(Via hicksdesign.co.uk )
- How to Search Evernote « ten mov.es
A very good primer on Evernote Search techniques!
(Via tenmov.es )
- Using Evernote to Blog One Step Ahead of Yourself
Written by Kristen Nicole (a bit of an über-blogger herself), this is a short piece about how to leverage platforms like Evernote into capturing more “bloggable” material. (She’s preaching to the converted here!) 😉
(Via www.bloggingtips.com )
- How to Use Evernote to Create the Ultimate Post Conference Reference Guide
Michael Gray on how he uses Evernote to keep track of, organize, find, and use the information that he collects from conferences, trade shows, and seminars.
(Via www.wolf-howl.com )
- Google Wave Gadget For Evernote
A Google gadget to connect Evernote with iGoogle, Gmail, Google Wave, etc.
(Via blog.arpitnext.com )
- Evernote User Forum • View topic – Sign in problems still exist in 1.6.0 beta 5
A heads up for Evernote/Mac Users who download the latest beta revisions: The 1.6 beta changes the way Evernote handles the Mac keychain (a.k.a., Application Signing) and many users are reporting issues with being forced to log in everytime they start the app. Seeing some Twitter traffic that suggests that the issue continues in 1.6.0 beta 6 as well — FYI!
(Via forum.evernote.com )