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Stop Printing, Filling Out & Scanning

Print. Fill out. Scan. Email. Repeat.  Is this cycle familiar?  Last week lifehacker reviewed free web service FillAnyPDF, which may help you put an end to this routine.  Upload any PDF, PNG, GIF or JPG and the service will sprinkle a little magic on top and then you can fill the form out right on their site.  Tried it out?  Let us what you think in the comments.

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What About Encryption on Evernote?

When I described my workflow with important documents and Evernote, I’m certain that many of you had red flashing lights going off in your head as you were considering the safety of your personal information as it whizzes back and forth to the Evernote servers.  To combat this potential issue, there is a built-in encryption feature in Evernote, but I didn’t mention it because I feel it is a little clunky.  You have to select individual text that you want to encrypt; there is no bulk encryption, well not built-in anyway.

The pros over at DocumentSnap have put together an excellent tutorial on how to encrypt your entire Evernote library on a mac.  The only down side to their system that I can see is that it removes your ability to view your notes on your iPhone or other mobile device.  If you give this technique a shot or have a better system, drop a line in the comments and share your thoughts.

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So You Still Want OCR on PDFs

Earlier this week I posted how to get OCR with Evernote on your mac, but unless you are willing to pay for the pro account, this excludes PDFs.  There is a workaround for this issue if you happen to have Adobe Acrobat (full version – Amazon link) installed on your mac.  Jump over to DocumentSnap for their clever tutorial on how to OCR PDFs before loading them into Evernote.

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