Since a client introduced me to Evernote almost two years ago, I’ve taken 1,097 notes. As a technology advisor to our clients, I regularly recommend Evernote as a complete note-taking app. Evernote is the epitome of a perfected cloud app. Here’s why I think you’ll love using Evernote:
Notes are easily organized and searchable
I tried almost every concievable note-taking solution from legal pad to tablet computer. Ultimately, I found there were limitations. With any solution that depended on my handwriting, it was impossible to search or share those notes with others. Paper solutions had their obvious drawbacks as well. With Evernote, I can find what I’m searching for quickly and easily.
Evernote is available on a variety of platforms
I use Evernote on every one of my devices and it (almost) flawlessly synchronizes all my notes between my smartphone, tablet, and laptop. Evernote works on iOS, Android, Mac OS and Windows. The one hiccup that happens from time to time is when I take a note on my Wi-Fi-only iPad and I’m not on Wi-Fi. I need to get on Wi-Fi before that note will be synchronized across my other devices.
It easy to embed photos and websites
When I’m on a webinar, there are often graphs or charts that I’d like to keep with my notes. Without Evernote, I’d have no way keep that information organized. With Evernote, I take a quick screen shot and embed the slide into my notes.
When I’m meeting with an IT outsourcing of ours and I am reviewing their environment, it is often helpful for me to have a photo of their network closet. I sometimes will draw a diagram of their network and take a snapshot to get it into my notes as well.
Getting Started with Evernote
Just try it! Its free. Download it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone and give it a whirl.
Why Go Pro?
I pay for Evernote Pro ($5 per month) to have the ability to share my notes with others on my team. For example, I’ll take notes on a client and then our operations team will access my notes to know what they are dealing with once a client engages us.
If you want to learn more about Evernote, and how I use Evernote, ask me! I’d love to show you how I organize my notes and embed graphics into my notes.
Dan Moshe helps business owners in the Minneapolis area with all things tech, and is the CEO of the Caring IT company Tech Guru. He cares about your business as much as you do!