Collaborating and Brainstorming with
Post-it Products Evernote Collection

by Susan

Susan here… I’m excited to share how Janice and I are using the Post-it Products Evernote Collection for a project we recently started. We have been compensated for our time preparing this post, but as always our opinions are our own.


Janice and I work as a team. We share all sorts of jobs from carpooling our kids to managing this blog. And we are now embarking on another project together… we are writing a book!

While Janice and I may work together continually, we are rarely physically together. So we need to find clever ways to collaborate and brainstorm remotely.

Now that we are collaborating on writing our new book, we’re loving using Post-it Notes along with Evernote to brainstorm topics, visually layout our table of contents and still stay in sync with each other remotely.

Here’s exactly what we’re doing…


Post-it Note Holder Quad, Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Evernote Premium, Smartphone and a black marker.


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Our Project

Janice and I are writing a book about “Internet-Proofing Your Kids For Life”. Thanks to Angela England for suggesting the title.

We’re using Post-it Notes to brainstorm topic ideas and lay them out visually to form our Table of Contents. And using Evernote’s Post-it Note Camera feature, we capture and save our topic ideas in Evernote where they are automatically organized by color into the appropriate notebook and tagged with a keyword for future reference.

Step 1

We started out together at Janice’s kitchen table with a few large white boards and lots of Post-it Super Sticky Notes. We got started brainstorming chapter names, sub-sections and topic ideas and then sorted them visually into the Table of Contents.


Since this will be a long process, we’ll continue working separately but stay in sync through Evernote and I’ll update the board as we go.

Step 2

Before snapping the photos to capture into Evernote, we changed a few settings to automatically sort based on color.


Neon Pink are Chapter Headings, Electric Yellow are Sub-Sections and we set both to go to a Notebook called “Book Table of Contents”.

We set Electric Blue to go to “Book Topics – Susan” and Limeade to go to “Book Topics – Janice”.

Step 3

We captured, uploaded and saved our notes into Evernote, by simply opening the Post-it Note Camera feature, and snapping images of the individual Post-it Notes. Like magic, our ideas were sorted and saved for us in the correct Evernote Notebooks.


I love that with the Post-it Brand Evernote Collection everything is searchable, even our handwriting.

Sharing ideas and collaborating as we develop our book outline is so much easier with the Post-it Products Evernote Collection.

Now It’s Your Turn

How would you use the Post-it Products Evernote Collection? Find tons of fun and helpful suggestions at and following Post-it Brand on Twitter (@postitproducts) and Facebook (

UPDATED: Read Part 2

Read our follow up post…
Collaborating Remotely and Staying in Sync


Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist April 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm

OK, I still have not tried Evernote but, I heard it’s awesome. Congrats on starting this joint writing venture! I would use it for my book/next writing project as well.


2 Jennifer Donovan April 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm

LOVE this idea! I too have been trying to organize a book in my head, and I think this would be really helpful.


3 Sami Cone April 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I LOVE Evernote! I’m in the process of writing a book myself and can’t wait to cheek out these new Post-It products.


4 Carlysa April 24, 2014 at 8:28 am

Love Evernote! It was one of my first apps.

I haven’t tryed this feature, looks interesting.


5 Carlysa April 24, 2014 at 8:29 am

Love Evernote! It was one of my first apps. I haven’t tryed this feature, looks interesting.


6 Carlysa April 24, 2014 at 8:29 am

Love Evernote! It was one of my first iPhone apps. I haven’t tryed this feature, looks interesting.


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