Would using Outlook Notes help you remember?

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Ever need to remember something and you are clueless? Here’s a quick tip.

I use Microsoft Outlook for managing e-mail, contacts, and my calendar. Maybe you do too. I started using the little Notes feature to keep track of information that I need but don’t use daily.

I don’t put passwords to banking websites or any places that could cause security issues but I do put information I will forget if I don’t write it down. For example, today, I found information about how to erase the e-mails on my phone on a forum. I created a note.

To start, go to File: New: Note. You will have a new post-it to cut and paste or type your information into the post-it space. It works just like the Post-It sticky notes you would write and stick it to your computer or refrigerator but it can’t fall down or get thrown away.

If you don’t like yellow, you can change the color, font style and size, as well as the size of the post-it itself in the options section of Outlook.

There are many organizational tools available but using Outlook Notes is easy and part of something I am already using. You can also categorize your note by right-clicking it so you know that it is a tip that belongs to a certain area or topic.

I know that being organized is a big part of your job search which is why I write posts like this one and ones like Where did I put that resume?

If you are looking for a career management tool that will do even more to organize your entire job search and contacts, I always recommend JibberJobber because Jason Alba packs it with much more functionality. However, this little tool works great for quick reminders.

Have you tried this?


  1. Henway on October 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Outlook is an useful tool, but I prefer to use Gmail by sending emails to myself and putting them under certain labels.

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