From the Nikkei Weekly:

Ayatomo Miyahara, a 41-year-old father of a high-schooler and two grade-schoolers, maintains an online family album. Videos of them are posted on a private YouTube account. He tweets about his kids and updates his Facebook pages with information on his daily dealings with them. He also uses Evernote, which stores data in the cloud and can be linked to via a Website or app. The data can be accessed anytime, anywhere from a computer or smartphone.

Miyahara is a director of a nonprofit organization called Fathering Japan Q-shu which supports men who are raising children. He was using Evernote to store rough drafts of his speeches and other types of information. As he began receiving paper correspondence from his children’s schools, he decided to scan and manage them online as well.


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He quickly opened a new account on Evernote. He has kept all types of data related to his children

…The stored data can be viewed by any member of Miyahara’s family on an iPad mounted on the refrigerator. The iPad has become an information station for the family; all messages to and schedules of the children are managed and viewed on it.

via 2013/02/04 – Dads using office skills to raise kids.

The article mentions that a premium account at Evernote costs 4,000 yen/month. This is incorrect. It is 450 yen/month or 4,000 yen/year.

If you are new to Evernote, consider buying Brett Kelly’s Evernote Essentials. It’s a very good manual for a beginner still trying to figure out what Evernote can do, as well as for a veteran user (e.g. me) who can’t quite remember the search function that will pull up all the audio files in Evernote. Click here to read more about Evernote Essentials.

Alternatively, consider Dan Gold’s $5 guides to GTD (Getting Things Done) and Evernote. Click here to visit Dan Gold’s online store

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