My brother told me about a product called Evernote a year ago, maybe longer. I took a quick look at it but didn’t do anything, , , looked like a simple list or note app to me and not much more.
I was wrong, , , again.
Evernote is a great little Note and List Application, but you can do more. Here are some quick features that make it worth looking at:
- It’s free (premium version also available)
- Create multiple Notebooks , , , great for organization
- Sits on the cloud so most devices can get to your latest update
- Nice search capability
- Easy to move notes around
- Great capture capability
- From email
- Web sites (full page or highlighted sections)
- Web site urls
- Record audio
I’m finding that the more I use Evernote the more I tend to save things, , , items I wouldn’t have even thought about saving before.
A great use that helps me is that when I see something in email or browsing the Internet that I think I want to remember, , , a quick snapshot goes into one of my Evernote notebooks.
It’s great for collecting article ideas that I might want to write about in the future. I used to do this with a hardbound notebook and it was great but it adds weight to the briefcase and no one needs that.
It’s also great for simply making notes to myself, , , you know, those great ideas that pop into your head that you want to remember, , , but the next day you can’t!! Probably never happens to you but it does with me all the time, , , or it used to but not anymore.
I’ve also started putting my To Do List on Evernote – in fact, I have a Notebook called To Do List. This allows me to list all the things I need to do at some point (my master list) but also highlight what needs to be done this week (my priority list). The other neat thing is that when I complete a To Do item I can check it as completed or scratch through the item so it’s easy to see, , , even copy it to a Completed List to keep track of what I’ve accomplished if I want to.
Evernote is much easier and more accessible than the EXCEL spreadsheets I used for many things before. It is a tool that makes my life better