Don’t Forget the Cleanup
You’ll find your own uses for Evernote, but one thing is for certain—you’re going to want to do an occasional purge of old content to keep Evernote lean and fast. You’ve already seen how to store just about anything and everything in the cloud (such as with Dropbox) or on your own external hard drive (and accessible on your iPad via Pogoplug or another similar device), so move stuff there for long-term storage while keeping Evernote filled with the projects and information you need access to now. When a project is finished (such as Jack and Janell’s guest room remodeling), delete all that stuff or move it over to long-term storage, but definitely take it out of Evernote.
And if you’re a Premium user, keep offline notebooks to a minimum. They’ll only eat into your iPad’s storage space, and you already know that space is limited.