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A Step By Step Guide on Using Evernote Reminder

Introduction

Evernote Reminder is the latest feature users have been waiting for a long time. Now, you can turn static notes into action items. It is easy to use this notification feature making Evernote one of the most successful applications for note taking and archiving purposes. In the past, you will find yourself going through your notes ever so often in order to make sure nothing is missed. Undeniably, this ‘Reminders’ feature will help to put your mind at ease and remember everything. If you are new to Evernote, this is an easy to follow guide to assist you in understanding how to use ‘Reminders’ on your iPhone.

The Home screen

Once you have downloaded Evernote from the Application Store, you will need to create a new user account. Follow the step by step instructions. After you have signed in, you will reach the ‘Home Screen’.

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Create a new note

In order to create a new note, you will have to tap on the ‘Add New Note’ button from the Home Screen. A new page will pop up on your iPhone and type in the title as well as the body of your new note.

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After you have finished typing, all you need to do is tap on the ‘Close’ and you are done. Your new note will appear on your Home Screen under the section of ‘All Notes’.

Creating a reminder for one of your notes

After you have created a note, there is an icon in the shape of an alarm clock at the bottom right hand corner. Tap on it and a new dialogue box will pop up saying you have already added a reminder. By default, a reminder is automatically set for the next day at the same time.

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However, you can choose to change the date and time you want to be reminded by tapping on the ‘Notify me’ button. This will bring you to a calendar page.

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If you tap on the ‘Month’, it will redirect you to a new page where you can scroll up and down to choose the month you want to set your reminder.

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Once you have chosen the desired month, tap on it and now, you can choose the date you want to be reminded.

By tapping on the date, you are lead to a new page where you can select the time for the reminder. There is certain restriction in the time setting. You can only set the reminder’s time by the hour (1PM, 2PM, 3PM) and each line is an added 15 minutes. With that said, this layout is more than enough to serve its intended purpose.

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Once you have selected the desired month, date and time, tap on the ‘Done’ button situated at the top right hand corner.

Now, at the bottom of the page, you will see the reminder has been set and highlighted. Tap on the ‘Close’ button to return to Home Screen.

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You have successfully set a reminder to one of your notes.

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Creating a reminder from your ‘Home Screen’

You can also create a reminder from the ‘Home Screen’. Go to ‘All Notes’. Tap on the ‘Reminder’ icon that is shaped like an alarm clock. A new dialogue box will appear.

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On the right hand corner, there is an ‘Edit’ button. Tapping on this button will give you 2 options. You can either add a new reminder or edit your previous reminders. Choose the ‘add a new reminder’ bar and a new page will pop up.

Type in your notes and tap on the ‘Notify me’ icon that is situates at the left hand corner. This will bring you to the calendar page. Once you have selected the date and time, tap on the ‘Save’ button.

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On the ‘Home Screen’, you can see the new Reminder has been added.

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Marking / Deleting Reminders

There are 2 ways you can mark or delete Reminders on Evernote. First, you can do it from the ‘Edit’ option. Check the boxes of each reminder you want to stop and they will be crossed off.

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Secondly, you can do it from the ‘Home Screen’. All you have to do is locate the reminder you want to delete from Evernote and using your finger, give the card or snippet a slide with a left to right motion. This action will reveal 2 icons on the left of the card; an alarm clock and a trash bin.

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Tapping on the ‘alarm clock’ icon will give you 3 options. You can mark the reminder as done, clear the reminder or change the date. After you have marked or cleared the reminder, the ‘alarm clock’ icon is no longer highlighted. However, if you tap on the ‘trash bin’ icon, the reminder will be deleted permanently from Evernote.

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Sorting Reminders in Evernote

There are 3 ways you can sort your reminders in Evernote. You can do so by tapping on the ‘Alarm Clock’ icon from the Home Screen. A new dialogue box will appear with a small icon on the top left hand corner containing a picture of a clock and a calendar. Tap on this icon and you will see the 3 options; show upcoming, sort by date and recently completed.

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Other Resources

If you need assistance or have any questions, you can contact Evernote’s technical support team at:-

http://evernote.com/contact/support/

Or, you can join thousands of other Evernote users in a forum for discussion about the product:-

http://discussion.evernote.com/tags/forums/reminder/

Or, you can read the Evernote’s blog page to get more ideas and information:-

http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2013/06/06/evernote-reminders-arrive-on-android/

Or, you can also watch a tutorial video on YouTube:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXLNpk8RpSA

5 Top Brands of Barbecue Grills to Consider

If you’re planning to purchase a new grill, there are 5 top brands of barbecue grills to consider. You should know that every brand produces a wide range of grills with different models. However, they are particularly successful with certain types of grill. Therefore, this article will recommend the top brands according to the different types or purpose of a grill.

One of the leading brands of barbecue grills will be Weber. They have a huge base of loyal followers. It’s not a surprise because they’re well known for manufacturing quality products to cater to a wide range of consumers; from beginners to professionals. Prices for this brand are from mid-range to high. However, they are particularly popular for their charcoal grills especially the Weber Kettle Grill. It’s among one of the top sellers and the original charcoal grill.

On the other hand, if you prefer hassle free cooking, then, you should consider buying a gas grill. Charmglow is one of the most popular brands in gas grills. They are really popular with their stainless steel design. Brinkmann and Nexgrill also manufacture these grills. So, if you are looking for good quality and fabulous design, then, this is your go-to brand.

If you are living in a condo or an apartment and you have to abide to fire safety rules then you must know that they do not approve of charcoal or gas grilling. So, the only option available for you is the electric grill. Among the top brands to consider buying is from the George Foreman line. It revolutionizes on indoor grilling. Sitting on your countertop, a barbecue meal can be a treat for your family every week. Besides that, the grills from this line also promote healthy eating habits by reducing the fat from food while grilling.

What is better than a brand that is on the market for over 6 decades? Char-Broil is a brand famous for all kinds of grills. However, they are most popular for their outdoor gas grills. Based on its durability and quality, the price is really affordable. Plus, this brand is also known to incorporate infrared technology into their grills. Isn’t it tech savvy?

Finally, if you are an outdoor person, you may want to get a grill which than can be taken on any camping trips. It should also durable enough to withstand the harshness of nature. Nothing can beat products from Coleman. They have grills design for various outdoor activities. Durability, portability and easy cooking are their major concerns. Among one of their more famous model is the Coleman RoadTrip Grill.

KitchenAid 71462 Gourmet Distinctions Stainless 10-Piece Cookware Set

True to its’ name, KitchenAid 71462 Gourmet Distinctions Stainless 10-Piece Cookware Set will make you love food like you have never experienced before. It is suitable to be used on all types of stovetops be it gas, electric or even induction. This set comes complete with 1-1/4, 2-1/2 and 3-1/2 quart covered saucepans, 8 quart covered stockpot as well as 8 and 10 inch skillets. The technology behind its’ fast and even heat distribution lies at the bottom of this cookware set. Each base has dual layer of aluminum and a layer of copper which are encapsulated inside the stainless steel. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about these dangerous components getting into your food but at the same time, you can enjoy a faster way of cooking. Finding this too bulky and not having enough space to store them in your kitchen? The handles come with holes which you can hang on your rack. Be ready to watch your cookware shine and receive envious stares from your friends. Aside from that, the handles are riveted on and remain cool even while cooking. Another added feature of this line up is it has a wide cooking surface and gently sloped sides that enable you to flip or whisk food like a professional. You can even use metal utensils on them and they are also dishwasher friendly giving a whole new height to the meaning of durability. Cleaning this cookware set is a breeze provided you follow the instruction manual faithfully like cooking on lower temperature and soak them after you are done. The only minor setback receives about this product is regarding its’ leaking rivets. This only happens if you fill the pot up to the maximum. However, this does not occur to all the consumers and probably, it may be caused by a manufacturing defect. All in all, this set has KitcheAid written all over it. The product is backed up by a reputable company and it is a glamorous addition to your kitchen for gourmet style cooking.

Calphalon DS9DC Commercial 9-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set

Are you a health freak? Are you afraid of using non-stick pans in case harmful cancerous substances get into your food? Calphalon has come out with DS9DC Commercial 9-Piece Hard Anodized Cookware Set. This is a non-stick line up inclusive of a 2-1/2 quart covered shallow saucepan, 8, 10 and 12 inch open skillets as well as 3 and 7 quart covered chef’s casseroles. With hard-anodized aluminum, heat distributes faster and more evenly. It is also safe to be used with metal utensils unlike non-stick cookware. If you are trying to improve your culinary skills, this is the set that you have been waiting for. Whether it is adding a nice glaze to your sauce or giving your food a nice flavorful brown crust, these pots and pans perform up to par. Since you require a certain amount of experience to use them, it is not recommended for new cooks. As this is the non-stick variety, food do get stuck at the bottom of your cookware. Therefore, cooking should always be done using low or medium temperature as aluminum makes the pots and pans to heat up quickly. You are also more likely to use oil or butter in order to avoid food from getting burn. Thus, cleaning could be a hassle because it is hard to wash the stain that circles on the bottom of these cookware set. However, it can withstand some scrubbing with a sponge pad like Scotchbrite which you can’t do with other types of non-stick or stainless steel. They are also sturdily built to enhance heat distribution. Most buyers rave about how their food starts to taste better after using this cookware set. So, if you are someone who prioritizes on taste and wouldn’t mind spending some time slowly cooking your food, then, this product is suitable for you. On the other hand, if you are a fan of bacon and eggs for breakfast every morning, then, you really should shift your focus to another set.

Briggs and Stratton Outboard Motor

Some of you may be surprised to learn about the existence of Briggs and Stratton outboard motor. Yes, this company has built a name in the racing arena like go-carts and mini bikes. Besides that, in the United States, it is safe to say that probably you have owned one of their lawnmowers. They have taken a bold move in creating an outboard motor to be used on the water. This article will shed some light on these outboard motors.

The sole Briggs and Stratton outboard motor is called the Briggs and Stratton 5hp 4 cycle gas outboard boat motor. As the name suggest, it is a 5 horse power and 4 cycle engine. They are especially excellent for small boats on freshwater. Aside from that, this motor has a magnetron electronic ignition which means you have to start it manually. It also comes with a 3 gallon fuel tank and only consumes 0.5 gallons per hour when it is used on full speed. This outboard motor has a 2 year limited warranty.

There are mixed feelings regarding this Briggs and Stratton outboard motor. Most of the consumers feel that this small outboard motor can really propel a little boat with excellent speed. Although most people feel a little apprehensive towards starting the motor manually but this engine is not the case. If the engine is warm, you will only need to pull it once. Furthermore, with a decent price, this Briggs and Stratton creation is rated overall as powerful and easy to maintain.

However, there are also some negatives feedback based on the Briggs and Stratton outboard review. Many of the consumers have complaint that the sound produce by this outboard motor is very loud. Since it is air cooled, you can expect the motor to be louder than the sound of a 4 stroke engine. Besides that, another complaint with this Briggs and Stratton outboard motor has got to do with the level of vibration during full throttle. There is also a slight jerk during acceleration and deceleration.

With any outboard motors that you own, it is really important to know the ways on how to take care of them. This will ensure the life of the motor is going to stay at its premium state. Therefore, it is smart to attempt to find for more information regarding this on the Internet by logging onto the Briggs and Stratton outboard official website.

Barbie 3 Story Dream Townhouse

It is every girls dream from the past until now to be able to live in the fabulous world of Barbie 3 story dream townhouse. Grandparents and parents should be ready to walk into a very girlish doll house. It is more than three feet high and of course, it is in Barbie’s favorite color, pink. This doll house is meant for children ages three and up. Besides that, this Barbie doll house also comes fully furnished with over 55 pieces of furniture.

So, what sets the Barbie 3 story dream townhouse apart from the rest? Well, this house has 5 fully furnished rooms with detailed and intricate accessories making it almost life-like. You have the master bedroom with chandeliers, a kitchen with real props, a bathroom, a living room with pop up flat screen TV as well as an outside patio equip with whirlpool tub and tiki lights.

Besides these amazing features, this Barbie 3 story dream house also comes with working lights and sound. The chandeliers, tiki lights, fireplace and refrigerator can be lighted up with 3 AA batteries. Furthermore, when Barbie is taking a shower, you can hear her humming and the sound of the shower turning on. It is also equipped with the sound of the toilet flushing. This Barbie 3 story dream townhouse has working doorbell and kitchen timer sound as well. Probably, the newest features will be a working whirlpool for Barbie to entertain her friends and an elevator with access to each floor.

So far, consumers have expressed mix feelings on the Barbie 3 story dream townhouse reviews. Majority of the customers are happy spending almost $145 to purchase this doll house. The humming in the shower room and the working doorbell seem to be a hit among the children. They also have fun pulling and lowering the elevator to transport the dolls around. However, many agree that the instructions to set up the Barbie 3 story dream townhouse can be difficult to understand. Besides that, they also complain that the quality is not strong enough for a 4 year old. The plastics seem to be cheap, thin and the structure is flimsy.

All in all, there are more positive comments given to Barbie 3 story dream townhouse. Many do agree that with the price tag on this doll house, one should deserve a better quality structure. With that said, a food for thought, how many toys are as sturdy as they used to make it?

Super Mario 3: Mario Forever {Home / Windows Software / Games / Platformer Games}

The game Super Mario is a household name for every child who has grown up during the 80’s or 90’s. It is one of those games that are beloved by so many. Recently, they have released a revamp version of this game. It is called Super Mario 3: Mario Forever. Like many other platformer games, gamers will take on the role as the feisty plumber, Mario, once again battling evil turtles and mushrooms while jumping from one platform to another. The end goal of this game is for Mario to save the lovely Princess Peach. This article will give a brief review regarding this game.

Super Mario 3 can be downloaded for free from the Internet. There are various websites which users can utilize to get this game for home enjoyment purposes. This game will work great as a Windows software. It will run on almost any Windows operating system such as Windows NT, 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Server 2008 as well as 2007. Based on the reviews from many users, Super Mario 3 still remains faithful to its original version of Super Mario Brothers. The graphics, sound and music is almost the same. Old timers will not find it difficult to familiarize themselves to this game. Therefore, this makes it appealing to a wider audience and does not appear to be just a game for kids.

However, familiarity has a few drawbacks. Younger generations may not find this game to be edgy or current. Besides that, gamers who have played this game before will lose interest pretty quickly as there is not much difference in the graphics or sound. There are also no significant changes to the features of this game except users, now, can choose to change the keyboard controls and disabling the music or sound effects. Many users have also complaint about the processing time this game consumes. Since Super Mario 3 pretty much adheres to the outdated version of its counterparts, there is not much reason for the game to load slowly.

With all that said, if you are a fan of the earlier versions of this game, Super Mario 3 will definitely help you to relive your childhood memories. Besides being free, Super Mario 3 also comes with a few mini games such as Super Mario Starman Running, Mario Funny Tanks, Mario Minix and Mario Goomba Party. You can find out for more information on the Internet.

Paltalk Messenger {Home / Windows Software / Communications / Chat}

Paltalk messenger is a form of chatting program. It combines all communications tools such as instant messaging, video chat, voice call and even, SMS into a single user interface.  In recent days, Paltalk messenger’s popularity among Internet users has been on an increasing momentum. It only fall short right behind Yahoo Messenger and mIRC. Therefore, this article is to give readers a brief review regarding this chatting software.

As with all creations, there are pros and cons with the Paltalk messenger. First of all, many users have commented that this is one of the more advanced chatting programs available on the Internet. It has a lot of features all fitted into a one page comprehensive user interface such as contact list, panels for chat room as well as SMS and phone. Therefore, users can do more with Paltalk without the need to use different applications or tools. However, the downside to this aspect is those who are not technology savvy may find this software to be a tad too confusing. Many users have also complaint that there are not many explanations given on the various drop down menus.

Apart from that, Paltalk is also free if users subscribe to the Basic version. Users get to enjoy five text messages and 100 minutes of voice call. However, in order to get more features, one will have to subscribe for other plans like Plus, Extreme or VIP. Although it is free, Paltalk is supported by advertisements. Therefore, banners that keep popping up on your windows can be interfering and irritating.

One of the main attractions of Paltalk messenger is the availability of different chat rooms that caters to various users. Besides allowing users to create their own chat rooms, it also allows non-subscribers, anyone outside from Paltalk community, to chat with the users. This feature is called the SuperIM. However, if you are a free user, video chatting is almost useless as there is not much that can be achieved without an upgrade. Nevertheless, users who have paid for a higher version will be able to enjoy video chatting with multiple participants using private message windows.

 All in all, Paltalk messenger prides itself on its ability to multitask using a single user interface. Its chat integration reigns supreme in comparison to other communications software. Unfortunately, Paltalk is designed specifically as a Windows software and only works on operating systems like Windows XP, 2003, Vista and 7. Besides using Paltalk messenger at home, many users have also gradually started using this for their businesses.

ObjectDock {Home / Windows Software / Desktop Enhancements / Desktop Customization}

ObjectDock is a form of desktop customization for users who are obsessed with how a Mac operating system looks like but prefers to use a Windows operating system. Basically, this application is made Windows software turns the style, organization and function to those that one can find on a Mac computer. This application will create a dock on your Windows machine. Users are able to choose shortcuts which they want in the form of animated icons. These shortcuts or icons will appear on the dock. The purpose of this dock is to replace the taskbar that one can generally find on a Windows machine. This paper will provide a brief review on this application.

ObjectDock is the brainchild of Stardock. Users who are interested can download this application from designated websites for free. Unfortunately, it works well on only three Windows operating system which are Windows XP, Vista and 7.  Nevertheless, many users have given this application rave reviews. Unlike many desktop enhancements on the Internet, ObjectDock is easy to install and set up. Apart from that, it does not take up a lot of space on your home computer. The instructions are clear making it an easy application to use. Besides that, users are also given the freedom to choose the number of items they want on the dock as well as where they want to position them. Sizes, colors and style are also adjustable per the user the interest. Another feature that has garnered many fans is the additional widgets that come together with ObjectDock. These so called ‘docklets’ give users an easy access to weather and time just to name a few.

Besides all the advantages, a number of users have also commented that this application tends to slow down your computer. There seems to be a possibility that when users install ObjectDock, they have also found unwanted adware and bugs. Due to this reason, users have also found this application not to be reliable and hard to uninstall. Several scans need to be done before all files connected to ObjectDock are removed. In a nutshell, this application receives more positive feedback. It is believed to be a good user desktop customization application with great user interface.

Any video converter {Home/Windows Software/Video Software/Video Converters}

With various videos one can find online, there are not many things that can’t be learnt from the Internet. However, these videos are available in various formats that may or may not be supported by the users’ computers. Aside from not being practical, it is almost impossible for users to download each and every single video software out there. Therefore, users can solve this dilemma by turning to video converters. One of the many reliable video converters on the Internet is known as the Any video converter. This article is to provide readers a review about this video converter.

Any video converter works well as a Windows software. If your home computer runs on Windows operating system such as Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7, this is a video converter that many users will recommend. Any video converter is a free video software. One of the main attractions of this video converter is its ability to convert a wide range of video formats like RM, RMVB, MOV, 3G2, MPEG-1, DVR-MS, MKV, DivX, WMV, FLV, AVI, MP4 and SWF. Besides that, users of Any video converter have also complimented on its converting speed and awesome video quality. Apart from that, it is able to convert video formats from portable devices such as Apple, Sony, Android and Microsoft products. Therefore, owners of an iPhone, iPad, iPod or PS3 have given this video software two thumb up. Not just that, Any video converter can also convert videos from YouTube and Google videos by copying the URL links. It is also an excellent DVD creator. Users can turn MPG videos into DVD. Not just that, this video converter also allows users to cut, trim and merge video clips into one. This feature, that has garnered rave reviews, enables users to create their own home video.

Unlike any other video converters out there, Any video converter is a video software that can do it all. Users are impressed by the multiple functions that this video converter has to offer. However, there is one drawback. Many users have complaint that the newer version of this video converter, 3.5.0 and 3.5.1, does not work well when it comes to converting YouTube videos. Therefore, it is advisable to stick to the older version before this glitch is fixed. Nevertheless, Any video converter is one of the best video converting software one can find. It is free and easy to use.