I found out about Evernote in a rather organic way, long before the hype developed. It’s a good thing I did, too, because I tend to shy away from the “latest and greatest” thing that everyone is crazed about. So if I didn’t find out about Evernote when I did, I would have probably never given it a chance. I saw Rick, my friend from Penn State, tweeting about it awhile back. I have a lot of respect for Rick, so I figured that if it had his stamp of approval, I’d probably find it useful too.
Evernote has subtly worked its way into my life. I love that I can use it on my Macbook (home), PC (work), and Android phone. It syncs automatically so I never worry that any of my devices are out of sync with each other at any given time. I think the thing I like the most about Evernote is that I never even have to think about it, except when I am singing it’s praises, of course. It’s just that simple.
With Evernote, my thoughts are captured more completely. I used to record a lot of my thoughts (read: business ideas) in a little Moleskine notebook, but the notebook is now stuffed in a drawer somewhere. I found it difficult to remember to keep the notebook with me when I was constantly switching purses, and not only did I need to keep track of the notebook, but a pen as well! The horror. While I wasn’t usually inclined to write more than a word or two in my notebook, I find myself being a bit more generous with my words when I use Evernote – only because typing is much more efficient than writing. It has also replaced Google Tasks, which I used to use to remind myself of things.
Evernote has simplified my life, turning what was once a very manual process into a streamlined process that integrates with an action that I’m already doing anyway – using a piece of technology and inputting data. And one of the best things about Evernote? When life gives you too many notebooks, there’s always the search function! (Fellow users will know what I mean 🙂 )