#176: Evernote

Recently we saw how to synchronize your bookmarks with Delicious. This week’s tip about a service called Evernote, gives a whole new meaning to the word “synchronized”. Evernote allows you to easily capture information from virtually anywhere and makes it all accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere else. You can use Evernote to capture your ideas, snapshots, voice memos, things you see online, and just about anything else that you want to remember.

The best part: Evernote is always within arm’s reach. There are versions of Evernote for Windows, Mac, your Web browser, iPhone, Blackberry, and other mobile devices. Each of these versions of Evernote is always synchronized, so any information added in one place is instantly available everywhere else. Watch this nicely done overview for more of the skinny….or skip straight to the best part.

Capture It: Chances are, if you can see it or think of it, Evernote can help you remember it. Type a text note. Clip a web page. Snap a photo. Grab a screenshot. Evernote will keep it all safe.

Organize It: Everything you capture is automatically processed, indexed, and made searchable. If you like, you can add tags or organize notes into different notebooks.

Find It Fast: Search for notes by keywords, titles, and tags. Evernote magically makes printed and handwritten text inside your images searchable, too. Evernote also has the ability to recognize printed and handwritten text within snapshots and images. Try it. Take a photo of a street sign, wine label, or business card. Add it to your Evernote account, give it a few minutes to process, then search for the text from the image.  (I don’t care who you are…THAT is cool!)

Things to do with Evernote:

» Notes and research
» Web pages clips
» Tasks and to-dos
» Photos of whiteboards and blackboards
» Take a picture of the business cards you get (Remember they’ll be searchable)
» Ink scribbles in a notepad
» Camera phone snapshots

How To Get Started

  1. Create a FREE Evernote account. It only takes a minute!
  2. Choose which methods you want to use to access Evernote.
    You can access your Evernote account using the Evernote software, web interface and/ormobile-optimized web interface. Plus, the web clipper can be installed into most web browsers to clip web page content directly into Evernote.
  3. Learn more on the Getting Started and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

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