One of These Days I’m Gonna Get Organizized

Image Courtesy of Yuba College Public Space’s Photostream

Just like Travis Bickle, I used to say that one of these days I’m going to get ‘organizized.’  That day happened to me a few months ago when a friend of mine introduced me to Evernote.

I alluded in my last post that Evernote is a ‘can’t miss’ program.  If you like to stay organized it’s definitely for you.  Evernote is a free note-taking program.  The best part about it – you can take notes on your computer or mobile device – and Evernote will update and sync so no matter where you are your most current notes are with you.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg.  With the Evernote app, I always have a notepad at my fingertips, right on my mobile phone.  With the Evernote widget, I can navigate and edit my notes with ease.  I can even log on to Evernote on my PC and write or copy my notes into emails.

Just like your usual pen and paper method, you can simply type your notes in normal format.  Evernote doesn’t stop there.  You can make bulleted lists, checklists, numbered lists and so on.  However, where the old analog note taking methods stop, Evernote – similar to the drumming pink Energizer bunny – just keeps going.  You can record audio notes, add attachments, take photo notes, tag notes and add locations to your notes.  Search through your notes by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images!

Just like any other program worth its weight, Evernote has other add-ons to help enhance your note-taking experience.  There’s the Evernote web clipper, which lets you easily clip part of a webpage with one click.  And then there’s Skitch, which allows you to get your point across with fewer words, using annotation, shapes and sketches.  A few other add-ons include:

• Evernote Hello – Helps organize people by encounters and experiences
• Evernote Food – Helps organize dining experiences no matter the venue
• Evernote Clearly – Makes blog posts, articles and webpages easy to read

Of course there is much more that Evernote offers, and it is well worth a demo.  Travis Bickle may have never got ‘organizized,’ but I sure did.  Check it out or download it today at: http://evernote.com/.  In my next post, I’ll be detailing a handy alternative for text messaging.  Make a note (in Evernote of course) to stay tuned.

Until next time,

Tom Zobel

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