Evernote is a very simple program. As the name suggests, it’s just a note taking software. I’ve been using it for the past couple of years and had a very good experience with it. Under the motto “Remember everything“, the Evernote team is constantly improving this service to make it easy and useful for everyone to save and synchronize notes across devices.
Evernote is not like every other note taking software out there. It is on many different computer platforms, mobile platforms and also has a good web interface and browser extensions. All these make it a very seamless experience that boosts your productivity quiet a bit.
Personally, I have organized my Evernote notebooks based on my daily works, school projects, non-profit cooperations and passions. Everything I need is categorized and indexed very well, to make it easy for me to find what I need in very few keystrokes.
Creating notes inside your notebooks is easier than writing an email. Just fire up the app, either on your computer, smartphone or web browser, click New Note, and start typing. Your notes are saved automatically and uploaded to the Evernote servers as you type, so that you never lose anything, even if you change computer.
You have many different ways to put notes into Evernote besides the usual way. One of my very favorites is the browser extension that helps you clip websites and pieces of text in 2 clicks.
Evernote Web Clipper
These extensions are available for the major browsers like: Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Install these extensions in your browsers, login to Evernote, and every time you want to save a webpage to your notes, just click this icon and let it drive you.
The next time your fire up your Evernote app, the article is gonna be there, waiting to be read/worked on.
These extensions are pretty smart, because they are able to detect the articles pieces of a website, and leave out all adds and parts that don’t really matter.
Forward attachments to your Evernote account
If you look under your account information, you’ll see an email address provided for you by Evernote. You can forward all emails and attachments to it, and the next time you check, they’re there.
Evernote on smartphones
One of the top reasons why I like Evernote, is because I have it with me on the go. I have installed it on my phone, so that I can have my notes with me wherever I am, school, work, traveling. I can read, update and delete notes as I get more things done during the day, without even going to my computer.
More from the Evernote Team
Last but not least, there’s another app I want to share with you. Often in my work, I find the need to draw or make schemes and graphic notes to share with my coworkers. This is why, I use Skitch, an app from the Evernote team which let’s me do really simple squares, circles and free pen notes on images, screenshots and blank canvases to say what I need in few words. You can either export your drawings as images or put them directly in Evernote.
post by Olsi Celaj, software developer
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