If you are like me, you have tons of different things to keep track of – child’s after school activities, vacation plans, shopping lists, blog ideas, birthdays, work projects, school projects, …. It is so hard not to miss anything and stay updated on everything, till using Evernote.
Evernote is a free, cross-platform application that greatly simplifies the process of keeping track of notes, ideas, memos, lists, pictures, web clips, etc., into a single place and keeps them in sync automatically.
It is available for almost all the popular devices: Windows PC, Mac, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Tablet, Android, iPhone, iPAD, Windows Phone. Everything you do on your phone and on your computer gets synchronized to your Evernote account on the Web. Since it synchronizes as soon as you log on, and regularly thereafter, you don’t have to worry about different versions of the same note on different devices. No matter where you go, which device you are using, you always have the latest version of the notes, and don’t have to worry about losing data because of a crash.
You can freely edit the notes: move the text and images around, format the text, attach to-do bullets, tables, horizontal rules.
One of Evernote’s best features is that it allows you to add any type of file to your notes. This is done by dragging the file and dropping it on the note panel or by using the ‘attach’ button. You can take notes by recording sounds via a microphone. If you find something interesting on the internet, you can send the selected text, URL, or the entire webpage to Evernote by a quick click.
The killer feature (although I have not used this feature) is that it can index your images so you can find them later by searching for text in them. Use this tool to snap pictures of products you see in stores, to grab whiteboards in meetings/class, or to take pictures of people with name tags at conferences. You can find the pictures later by searching the words in the pictures you take.
You can import and export notes. Exporting notes come in handy when you want to create a back-up for your notes. Importing notes is nice when a friend gave you his/her notes (say you missed a class), or your spouse wants to share something with you. You can also share notes with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.
There are two types of accounts: Free and Premium. The free version offers 60MB per month for uploading, while premium account ($45 a year, or $5 a month) offers bigger upload capacity (1GB a month), greater sharing options, access to note history, PDF searching, faster image recognition, and no ads. You can upgrade to premium account via in-app purchase.
This is a very useful App for everyone – housewives, students, corporate workers. It helps you stay organized, save ideas and improve productivity. Try the free version first to have a feel, then you can decide if you want to upgrade to Premium or not.
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