Featured Friday Freebie: Evernote
So this was the year I decided I would take my business paperless. While streamlining my business I figured I would also be reducing my carbon footprint.
My system for keeping up with passwords and taking notes had gotten a bit messy. It was a notebook of scribble on hundreds of pages. Whenever I needed to refer to a particular note I would turn through months (sometimes years) of notes to find that bit of info. So you can see how cumbersome that could become over time.
So Evernote was just that free (although there is a paid version) tool I needed to change my note-taking life around.
What Is Evernote?
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 (From Wikipedia)
How Does It Work?
- Captures typed text, ink, video and audio notes
- Allows notes to be synched, searched and managed across multiple device
- Ability to search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images
Also within the Evernote family there are products that extends its functionality.
Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.
From interests to research, save anything you see online—including text, links and images—into your Evernote account with a single click.
Remembering people is hard. Evernote Hello makes it easy by creating a rich, browsable history of individuals, encounters and shared experiences.
Preserve and relive memorable food experiences. From fine dining to family gatherings to a local food truck, remember every delicious moment.
Clearly makes blog posts, articles and webpages clean and easy to read. Save them to Evernote to read them anywhere.
Turn your notes, audio and image in Evernote into study materials with Evernote Peek. Prepare for a quiz or brush up on a language by simply lifting your iPad’s Smart Cover, or by using our virtual smart cover.
What I found most beneficial about Evernote is its ability to synch to my iPhone and iPad. I can add and manage notes from anywhere and they are immediately saved on all my available devices. The problem I was having when I was using my notebook was that I had to always have it with me to reference a note I had taken or a password I needed.
In today’s business being efficient is key to succeeding and Evernote provides a step in the right direction.
What tools are you using to streamline your business and go paperless?
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