Steps to Going Paperless
I’ve been working on going (largely) paperless. I’m slowly getting rid of paper files. I’ve just moved 90 boxes of books, but I hardly moved any files, which has been really nice.
Here’s how I’ve been doing it. Three steps:
- I signed up for Evernote Premium.
- I bought a scanner: a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300. I’m amazed. Why didn’t anyone tell me about this product before?
- I scanned and uploaded documents directly to Evernote using the scanner software.
That’s it. Evernote Premium automatically goes through and makes the PDFs searchable. I can upload a ton of documents without sorting them, and quickly find what I’m looking for by doing a simple search. I couldn’t do that with my filing cabinet. I’m finding old seminary papers and lectures that I’d forgotten about long ago.
I’d love to hear any tips you have on going paperless.