Iheart member, Steve, shared this:
I try to practice the GTD (Get Things Done) discipline of keeping my Inbox as lean as possible. OneNote helps me do that in a couple of ways.
1) I use the print function Send to OneNote to actually save lengthy emails that hold information I might need. I sort them by client or project and often make them a subpage (Ctrl + Shift N).
2) Outlook lets you drag and drop emails to the Calendar to assign them a date and time to act on. If it requires action, I’ll make it a Calendar event AND I’ll copy a Hyperlink in OneNote (right click then select ‘copy hyperlink’) and paste the hyperlink in the body of the Outlook Calendar event.
That way, when I go to open the ‘appointment’ I have the link to click to open the corresponding OneNote item.
3) Sometimes in Outlook I’ll drag and drop the email as a Task. Again, in the body of the Task I’ll paste a hyperlink to the OneNote info I want to have available.
It also helps with this if you use the add-in ‘Replace Outlook Notes with OneNote.’ Then you get a button on your calendar item that shows the OneNote icon and says ‘OneNote Meeting Notes.’
AS A STRATEGY… I actually find OneNote a good place to create sections for things to stay. So I don’t worry about ‘cluttering’ that way.
What happened to me early on was I had one or two notebooks with a long string of pages. Learning to drag and drop pages into other sections helped me keep things organized better. Also learning to use the ‘Search Notebooks’ function was a big help.