I used to have a daily planner – a bee-u-tee-ful leather-bound, chunky book that was bursting with sticky notes and was essentially my brain, and I couldn’t function properly without consulting it first. Then, I slowly moved towards technology to solve my organizing woes, but I never found anything that compared with the notes I was able to take and reference back and forth on that written planner until I found Evernote.
Evernote helps organize your thoughts and mini post-its that decorate your laptop across all the devices you use including your computer and phone. The developers say it turns your device “into an extension of your brain”, which is what my old planner was for me. It’s a free, easy-to-use app that gets you and keeps you organized. It does so much stuff for you, I’m constantly finding ways to use it.
Everything you need to do, you can do in one place. Create and edit text notes, make to-do lists, record voice and audio notes, email notes, and even share your notes with friends or coworkers through Facebook or Twitter. After creating an Evernote account, you can connect it to other apps you like to you use.
While it’s free, once you realize you can’t live without it like myself you’ll probably want to upgrade to the premium package. The premium package will also allow you add, sync, access and share files, including Word and PDF’s. You can access files and notes you’ve made on your phone from your laptop, take notes on it, make grocery lists you can check off as you go, manage your finances and more. It’s the little app that was oh-so-needed to neatly tie up the loose ends and make you truly (finally) efficient in both your personal and business lives. Once you use it, your desk will suddenly be devoid of all those sticky notes.
Evernote is available for Windows and Macs, for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, and Windows Mobile phones, and for Android tablets and iPads.
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Have you tried Evernote yet?
–Angela Skinner Mullen