A happy elephant is a good assistant!
An elephant assistant? Yes, Evernote cleverly uses the elephant as their brand image. Why? The elephant’s memory is as huge as their size, they can remember things quite clearly even after several years, and they seem to not forget especially of things which made an impact on them. Evernote could have been inspired by these because people tend to forget things due to a lot of happenings of everyday living. Well of course it also comes with age. So Evernote wishes us people to have this gigantic memory in our day to day living. The services of Evernote becomes a memory extension for almost all things we do, things that interests us, things that we just brushed on but decided we will need in time and so on and so forth.
Yehay, what the heck is an Evernote?
Evernote is not an elephant. Evernote is a combination of software and web service that offers various ways of compiling, organizing and keeping track of all your notes, ideas and things which interests you from your desktop or from the web in a one stop application. And mind you it’s even available in mobile devices and other techy gadgets like ipad and the tabs.
Evernote lets you save information from different sources like scanned handwritten notes, web url-pages your surfing and want to revisit, capture images from digital cameras and microphone recorded reminders. Your scanned image can be converted into OCR type plus you can make comments on your notes, to-do lists or tag them so they are searchable online. Your files in Evernote will be automatically in sync across all the multiples devices you use like your personal computer and your mobile phone.
Evernote’s makers have another thought in mind. One of their goals is to make the application a rapid blogging platform along with Drupal since Evernote is virtually a fine way to spread and share ideas and information on the web. The other goal is to create a winnable API that will integrate it to other applications.
New York Times Best Bet
“Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. “
And here’s the long description….
“Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Key Features: – Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use – Create and edit text notes, to-dos and task lists – Record voice and audio notes – Search for text inside images – Organize notes by notebooks and tags – Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account – Connect Evernote to other apps and products you use – Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter Premium feature: Add, sync, access and share files (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more) Premium feature: access and modify shared notebooks. Here are some ways to use Evernote for your personal and professional life: – Research smarter: snap photos of whiteboards and books – Take meeting and class notes, draft agendas and research notes – Plan a trip: keep track of travel plans, plane tickets and passports – Organize and save recipes; search by ingredients later – Create a grocery list or task list and check things off as you go – View web pages saved in Evernote on your desktop – Capture ideas and inspiration on the go – Access files and notes you create on your phone from your desktop – Keep track of products and prices for comparison shopping purposes – Keep finances in order: save receipts, bills and contracts – Reduce paper clutter by taking snapshots of restaurant menus, business cards and labels – Use Evernote as part of your GTD system to help you stay organized – To get the most out of your Evernote experience, download it on all of the computers and phones that you use. Evernote is available for: Desktop: Mac, Windows and Web Mobile: Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm WebOS, Windows Mobile Tablet: Android, iPad Web: Evernote for Web; Web Clippers for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer.”
Impressive isn’t it.
This elaborate review of Evernote is taken from http://download.cnet.com/Evernote/3000-2124_4-75072902.html, you can view it from there and download it at the same time.
Be ready to the Evernote’s how-to
View my slideshow below to start using Evernote.
Plugin to remember
Another very useful tool of Evernote is the “Evernote Web Clipper” browser extension. I personally use this on my Google Chrome. It is really handy, just install the plugin and clip any web page you think is great and is necessary to remember then you can just browse them again if you need it by clicking on the Evernote Web Clipper icon, use the scroll bar if you already have a long clips of websites and voila, you’re there!
There are other interesting tools within the Evernote system. See their product’s section and maybe you may need one or two of them.
If you ever need a tool to organize and save tons of things to be remembered, try Evernote. It will save your energy of tracking things. It will save your precious time that will never comeback. It will help you to become productive because you now have more energy and more time. So how’s that for a tool?! I think a well thought one.
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