I have a confession to make….I am an obsessive note taker. I write everything down and have struggled since the launch of the first iPhone to let go of paper and manage my habit through a digital interface. I was a sucker for any new note taking App that was featured in the App Store week to week. Believe me, I’ve tried them all. The one I always came back to was Evernote. It has everything a good note taking app needs and several features most don’t. It syncs seamlessly across all my devices and Evernote’s development team is constantly working on keeping it on the cutting edge of digital note taking. The difference maker for me was the plethora of plugin’s available for Evernote that make it easier me for me to get information into my notebooks from anywhere I find it. Evernote allows for written and audio notes, PDFs and photo importing, and includes a presentation mode for collaboration. It’s a free app for mobile and desktop versions and if you use it like I do you can pay to upgrade the features with a premium account.
Here’s what lifehacker has say:
“The key to Evernote is to commit to it and jump in with both feet. It’s pretty rotten if you’re just using it for a few isolated tasks, because absolutely, it doesn’t do any one thing perfectly and it’s not as fast as other apps.
It really starts to show its brilliance once you start using it as your default bookmark/webclip app, notetaker, recipe box, repository of all your reference material, and so on. It’s great to have ALL the information you need indexed and searchable across every single platform you have. I love opening it up in a meeting and recording the meeting audio right along with my typed notes on my iPad. If I miss something (entirely possible while pecking things out on a glass screen) I can always return to it after the meeting.
So, if you want to give Evernote another shot, try putting everything in it that you want to hang onto. The more you add, the more useful Evernote becomes. Here are a few examples of what you could do.”
Read the full article here.
Don’t take my word for it, try it out for yourself and see how amazing this App is.
for iOS here.
for Android here.
for Mac OS here.
for Windows here.