Jen’s 5-Minute App Tip Series, Episode 1: OneNote

Jen’s 5-Minute App Tip Series, Episode 1: OneNote

In just 5 minutes, you will learn 1 tip weekly to make your work more productive. This week’s tip is about how to use the SHARE function on your smartphone to SAVE content into OneNote to refer back to at another time.

For the readers out there. Here are the step-by-step instructions

Today, we’re going to talk about how to take a social media post that you really want to read but just don’t have the time at the moment, and how to save it into OneNote, where you can then save it for a more opportune time.

Ok, let’s get started. Here’s a LinkedIn post that I found this morning and I thought, you know this would be a really good article for a particular client, so, I’m saving the post. Now, in the actual Twitter post you’ll see down at the bottom there are four little icons. One is the speech bubble, for how many comments the post has gotten. The next is two arrows, that’s to retweet the post. The third is a heart, to love the post. And the fourth is the “share” icon. So we’re going to click on the “share” icon, which kind of looks like a less than sign in math. We’re going to click on that. And then you have three more options that pop up. One is “Send via Direct Message,” “Add Tweet to Bookmarks,” or “Share Tweet via.”

If I want to specifically save the Twitter post link, I’m going to select “Share Tweet via.” Now, my share options are going to pop up now. In the left-hand column, you will see my OneNote app. That’s the little purple and white app with a purple “N” and looks like a little white notebook. I’m going to select OneNote. This will automatically go to my quick notes notebook.

As you see, the screenshot is a white box and then there’s some tiny little text in here. We’re going to always make sure that you save it as an image, and I’ll show you why in a minute.

Now, click on the little drop-down arrow in the upper right-hand corner. That will put it into automatically put it into your quick notes. Now, I like when my bookmarks, little things that I see online, when they go into here, purposely, so then it doesn’t infringe on any other notebook that I go to on a daily basis. So I’m going to add a note here that says “save for TS.” And that’s just my little shorthand for my client. And then “escape.” I’m going to save the image. And then click the word save in purple font down at the bottom. Now, if I wanted to just share the bookmark, the URL link for the actual article, I would click on the photo where the article is. And in this case it says “Choosing the Right Sunscreen.” Click on the article. That will launch it into your browser. Then, if I scroll down the bottom of my screen where it says “N”, I can then click on that “Share” option again. And that’s going to take the actual link, and put it into, again, quick notes. So “URL for sunscreen article.” And then “escape,” “save as image,” and then I’m going to hit “save.” Now, that’s it, that’s how you do it. Real fast, look at the bottom of the screen it said that I could view it in OneNote. So, if you want to view it in OneNote you’re going to go back into your OneNote account. Go into your quick notes and, now in my account it shows up at the bottom. I’ll go back really fast again. So I have “save for TS” there and I have “Choosing the Right Sunscreen” down at the bottom, where I have the entire article right here that I can save for future use.

That’s it! I hope you liked this 5-Minute App Tip. If you have any comments I’d love to hear from you.

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