I don’t know about you, but I find myself spending much of my time organizing and reorganizing notes either on my computer or on paper. I’m copying and pasting into stickies or to-do notes, but often times I’m in a place away from my computer, so I can’t recall that to-do list or information I needed to remember.
I’ve started using this awesome app called “Evernote” and it really has changed how I look at organizing my work and personal information. Go to www.evernote.com to check out this unbelievable free tool to get yourself organized.
Evernote goes beyond the typical note and to-do applications that are on your computer. As they put it on their website,
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Did we mention that it’s free?
The fact is you can capture and input virutally anything: tasks and to-dos, notes and research, web pages, whiteboards, business cards, scribbles, snapshots, and even twitter messages. There are many was to get stuff into Evernote besides typing into a text window like drag-n-drop, web clipping, email, record audio and scan directly into Evernote.
The thing though that makes this app really powerful and flexible is that you can install this app on many different devices. The information you input & capture is instantly synchronized to all the different devices you have installed Evernote on. If you have a Windows PC, a Mac desktop or laptop, and a smartphone (iPhone, Windows Mobile more soon) you will be able to access all your stuff from any of these devices. You can even create a public notebook and share your stuff with others.
The uses of an app like this are limited only to your imagination, but you could use it as a study tool, recipe organizer, receipt tracker, and even a portable travel guide.
There is a paid version which removes any of the adds you see in the desktop version and allows you to sync and upload any file from your computer. Pretty cool and not too expensive at $45 a year.