Here’s a description and accompanying picture that I stole from some place on the interwebz:
“Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. A “note” can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook. Evernote supports a number of operating system platforms (including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and WebOS), and also offers online synchronization and backup services.”
If you’re anything like me and you’ve come across ‘getting things done/GTD’ apps like “things” and “Remember the Milk,” you are probably grumbling because you’ve seen it all before and don’t believe that adding extra applications and steps to your workflow is an effective way to be more productive.
All I can say to you, sir, is give Evernote a go! It’s free to use, and works on pretty much any platform you could be reading this article from. Watch the demonstration video, create a few folders and notes, clip a few online articles that you want to read later or that you can use as resources for a project your working on and definitely use it to create your to-do lists.
Come back here in 5 days and tell me that it hasn’t become one of the most useful, regularly used applications installed on your computer or mobile device. I will call you a liar. You will laugh and then wonder why you didn’t start using Evernote ages ago when that geek friend of yours told you how awesome it was.
I’ll say it again – Evernote is the shit!
An update on my previous launch date announcement for the super secret E-commerce for small businesses SaaS (Software As A Service) project I have been building: I am a few days behind. Not to worry, I will be launching V1 this week (Friday 7th October to be exact and to put a bit of pressure on myself – 12pm whatever time zone the Philippines is in). I will announce it here as soon as it’s launched. Feel free to mock me for my delay in shipping using the comments below.