With so much data being processed by all of us (human beings) daily, our online lives are full of different kinds of information.
In today’s world, almost everything and everyone is going paperless. Or at least headed in that direction. Evernote helps with that goal: becoming completely digital.
Email accounts. Images. Saved pages. Bookmarks. Facebook messages. Tweets. Blog comments. Online accounts. Digital files. Photos. And more.
There are so many things we do online, we have a more massive amount of online information to remember on a regular basis than what we have to remember offline.
Evernote is simply the best life information organization tool and service out there, allowing you (and me) to manage all those digital pieces of information, and other things, more reliably and all in one place.
PDF files are one of the many things you can store and work with, awesomely, in Evernote. With Evernote, you can store all your PDF files in the cloud, and have instant access to them on any online device.
Let’s go through some of the things you can store as PDF files in Evernote, and see why Evernote excels at handling all your PDF files.
Manage all your PDF files in one place: Evernote
PDF documents allow you to store information very neatly in a file. PDF files also allow for interactive content, resulting in your content having almost universal compatibility via any PDF viewer in the world.
I save all my PDF files into the appropriate sections in Evernote. I simply drag the PDF files into the appropriate section, and then I delete the original PDF file from my computer.
Done! My files are then in the cloud, and not dependent on the computer I’m on.
Evernote saves the PDF file into the cloud, and it becomes a permanent part of my Evernote account. I can then read, download, move or even edit my PDF files, right from within Evernote.
Viewing and Editing PDF files, from within Evernote, requires any compatible PDF reading/editing software installed, by the way.
There are many types of documents you can store as PDF files, including:
- Scanned Books
- Insurance Documents
- Legal Documents
- Collection of images
- All Signed Documents
- All business documents
- and much, much, more! Anything that can be converted into a PDF file.
I try to convert as many non-popular file format documents into PDF as possible. You can Google “convert to pdf file” to find out different free and paid ways to convert files into PDF files.
5 Reasons Evernote is Your One-Stop PDF Storage
Why should you store your PDF files in Evernote? Here are 5 of the many reasons that help me daily:
- Internal Reader/Viewer on any PDF-enabled device
I use the term “PDF-enabled” here as a way of saying the device already has a PDF viewer/reader installed. Evernote allows you to read and browse PDF files if the device you’re one, whether it’s a laptop or the phone, has internet connection.
- Powerful and Flexible Organization System
Organizing in Evernote is extremely easy, and versatile. You can organize your PDF files based on a tree structure, folders, tags, notes, or simply keep everything organized based on your search habits. Managing files has never been so much for (at least for me).
- Universal Access
Anything in your Evernote is accessible on all popular mobile platforms for any mobile device, any computer with any operating system via the different desktop clients, and even online via any browser. Every PDF file in your Evernote can be read, managed and downloaded from any device, anywhere.
I have Android Evernote – every file I have, including all my PDF files, are always accessible to me.
- Unlimited Storage Space
Evernote only limits the total size of uploads you can have for free have each month. You can purchase extra total upload size limits at any time, as much as you want. The total amount of storage space you consume, after you’ve uploaded for that month, is not limited in any manner.
So you can upload up to a certain size of information/files online every month for free, and pay a one-time fee for anything beyond it. The total amount of information stored and used forever, permanently, is unlimited and never decreases. When I upload something online, it becomes a permanent part of my Evernote forever, for free.
- Search Text Inside PDF Files
One of the best things about Evernote is its OCR search feature, which extends to PDF files for Premium users. Once you upload any PDF file to Evernote, you can search your entire Evernote, including the actual contents of all your PDF file pages, for any text.
Got a pdf file and want to search for text inside of it? Evernote allows you to do so very easily!
How do You Manage PDF Documents?
Evernote is one of the most efficient ways to organize all your PDF documents. I actually like and prefer PDF documents a lot these days, now that managing them has become easier with Evernote.
From viewing those files to searching them, you can have your entire PDF collection saved, organized, and available from any device on the go. Evernote saves everything on its servers, so even without an Evernote client you can use any browser to access your pdf files via your Evernote account.
What do you think of PDF files and Evernote? How do you organize your PDF files?
Please share your comments, tips or any other ways of managing PDF files in the comments below.
Thanks for reading! I now have to go add another PDF document, which I just got via email, into my Evernote.