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Example Recipes

Tuskify is an extremely powerful tool and can be used in many ways to help you automate your Evernote notes.

Below you will find several examples of how you could create a variety of recipes to keep your notes organized, automatically:

Recurring Reminders

Evernote reminders are good, but what if you want to be reminded of a note every week, or every 10 days? Tuskify can do this for you...

Triggers
  • when a reminder is overdue
Actions
  • add reminder for 7 days to note

This recipe will find any notes whose reminders are overdue (in the past) and automatically change the reminder to 7 days from today.

Organize By Note Author

Keep track of who created each note by automatically tagging the note with its Author.

Triggers
  • when a note matches the search author:"David Jones"
Actions
  • add the tag Davy to note

This recipe will find any notes whose author is set to David Jones and automatically tag them with Davy.

To Do List Reminders

Do you use Evernote for To Do lists? Tuskify can automatically add a reminder to notes that have incomplete To Do checkboxes.

Triggers
  • when a note matches the search todo:false
Actions
  • add reminder for 2 days to note

This recipe will add a reminder for 2 days to any notes that have incomplete ToDo checkboxes.

Complete Reminders When To Do's Are Done

Once all ToDo checkboxes have been ticked, make Tuskify set the reminder to complete.

Triggers
  • when a note matches the search -todo:false todo:true
Actions
  • set the reminder to complete

This recipe will set the reminder to complete on any notes that have completed ToDo checkboxes (todo:true) but do not have incomplete ToDO checkboxes (-todo:false).

GTD Part 2

This second part of the GTD recipes will look for notes with a reminder due today and tag them.

Triggers
  • when a reminder is due within 1 days
Actions
  • add the tag Now to note
  • remove the tag Next from note

This recipe will look for notes that have a reminder due today. These notes will have the tag Now added to them and the tag Next removed.

GTD can be implemented in many different ways, this is just one. This recipe will automatically add and remove the appropriate tags so you can easily see what to work on Now and what to work on Next!

Organize Notes By Location

Tuskify can organize your notes by where they were created. For example, you could automatically tag any notes that were created at Apple's WWDC 2016 event:

Triggers
  • when a note matches the search latitude:37 -latitude:38 longitude:-123 -longitude:-122
Actions
  • add the tag WWDC 2016 to note

This recipe allows you to track the notes for a specific location. Notes that have latitude between 37 and 38 and a longitude between -122 and -123 will have the tag WWDC 2016 added to them.

Apple's WWDC 2016 event was held at Moscone West in San Francisco CA, which has a latitude of 37.783197 and a longitude of -122.403445. By specifying the latitude and longitude ranges above, Tuskify will look for any notes that have these co-ordinates and apply the tag to them so you can easily find the notes you took at the event!

Perform "OR" searches

The search in Evernote is powerful, but it only allows you to search where ALL conditions are true (an AND search e.g. a=b AND c=d).

Tuskify opens this up by allowing you to search where ANY conditions are true (an OR search e.g. a=b OR c=d).

Triggers
  • when the tag ABC Incorporated is added to a note
  • OR
  • when the tag XYZ Limited is added to a note
  • OR
  • when the tag LMN Industries is added to a note
Actions
  • add the tag Customers to note

This recipes allows you to search for any notes that have any of the above tags, and adds the tag Customers to them.

This greatly enhances to flexibility of your recipes by allowing you to search for multiple Triggers and applying the same Actions to the notes.

Tag Hierarchy

Tags can be used to create a hierarchy of notes by adding parent and child tags. But what happens when you need to search for all notes in that hierarchy? Searching for the parent tag does not return the child notes.

Tuskify can be used to automatically add the tag hierarchy to each note, so you can search on the parent tag (or even the parent's parent!) and it will return all child notes too.

Triggers
  • when the tag ABC Incorporated is added to a note
Actions
  • add the tag Customers to note

This recipe will automatically assign tag Customers to any notes that have the tag ABC Incorporated added.

Lengthen Abbreviated Notes

Do you use Evernote to quickly take notes by using abbreviated words in the title? Tuskify can look for specific words in the note's title and replace it with something else.

Triggers
  • when a note title contains NDA
Actions
  • replace NDA in the note title with Non Disclosure Agreement

This recipe will look for the word NDA anywhere in the note's and replace it with Non Disclosure Agreement.

There are also triggers for finding words at the beginning or the end of the title.

Mark Notes That Require Attention

Automatically be reminded of notes that require attention. Use Tuskify to look for notes with specific words and add a reminder.

Triggers
  • when a note title ends with CBT
Actions
  • add reminder for 1 days to note
  • replace CBT in the note title with Call Back Tomorrow

This recipe will search for any notes with CBT at the end of the note title and adds a reminder for tomorrow. There is also an Action to lengthen the abbreviation CBT to Call Back Tomorrow.

This recipe is a little more advanced because it contains 2 Actions. Tuskify allows you to add recipes with any combination of Triggers and Actions to give you the power to control your notes.

GTD Part 1

Do you use GTD ("Getting Things Done") to manage your projects and reminders? This recipe (combined with "GTD Part 2" next) can help you stay on top of the things you need to get done.

Triggers
  • when a reminder is due within 7 days
  • when a note does not have the tag Now
Actions
  • add the tag Next to note

This recipe will look for notes that have a reminder due in the next 7 days and do not have the tag Now. These notes will have the tag Next added to them.

Combine this recipe with the next recipe "GTD Part 2" to tag notes due today with Now.

Monitor Activity Of Your Evernote Users

Track the activity of your Evernote users by seeing what notes they have created.

Triggers
  • when a note is added
  • when a note matches the search author:"David Jones"
Actions
  • send me an email

This recipe will send you an email whenever a note is created by David Jones so you can track the activity of your users.

You could also add another recipe to track when users update a note.

Review Yesterday's Notes

If you like to go back to yesterday's notes to review them, you can create a recipe to automatically tag them so you can find them.

Triggers
  • when a note matches the search created:day-1 -created:day
Actions
  • add the tag To Review to note

This recipe uses a search to find notes that have a created date of day-1 (today minus 1 day) and excludes notes with a created date of today. The effect of this is to find all notes created yesterday.

Advanced Searching

We've already seen some pretty advanced searching in the recipes above, but Tuskify searching is not just limited to a few search types.

You can combine any of the triggers with the search trigger to create a truly powerful search.

Triggers
  • when the tag Holiday is added to a note
  • when a note title contains activity
  • when a note matches the search source:mobile.* resource:image/*
Actions
  • move note to notebook Holiday Activities

This recipe is quite specific in what it searches for! It looks for notes that have the tag Holiday, with activity in the note's title, that was created an a mobile device and has an image in the note content. These notes will then be moved to the notebook Holiday Activities.

Whilst this recipe might seem trivial, it shows the flexibility of what Tuskify can do. You are only limited by your imagination!