As our world goes more and more digital, the tools and resources at our disposal are increasingly more efficient. Do you find yourself taking notes on multiple sheets of paper? Do you find websites or pictures you’ll want to access later on? Do you have meeting notes from work or from your spouse that you cannot afford to lose? With Evernote, you can keep all these things and more in one place. The best thing about it is that you can access it from multiple devices. I have mine on my personal phone, work phone, iPad, and laptop!
I use this app most often while I’m at work. On any given day, I use Evernote to:
- take notes on the details of our work from the day
- get customers’ contact info
- track hours
- take notes on our staff for the purposes of leadership development
- Take pictures of a job site to discuss with the boss or customer at a later time
One time I took some notes from a customer and I emailed the note to the boss. All of the notes are fully searchable, so nothing gets lost.
My free account does everything I want right now. I currently don’t need the Premium versions, but your use may differ. On my free account, I have two notebooks set up – one for personal and one for work.
So if you’re looking for a free app to take all your notes and never lose another piece of information, check out Evernote. I’d love to hear in the comments if you use it or if you’ll give it a test run.
** UPDATE 1/29/11 **
After hearing in the comments section that you can search the text of a picture in Evernote, I was shocked! But I tried it. I took a picture of a notecard that I used on Thursday for my list of things to do. I uploaded it to Evernote and then searched for an item on the card – it worked! Whiteboards, menus, notecards, recipes – everything to Evernote.