We are now living in a busy world where we need to keep tract of appointments, thinks to do, take notes amongst other things. Gone are the days when business personnel, college students and normal individuals are bound to carry notepads or booklets to take notes, carry recording devices, worry about missing appointments amongst other needed daily task.
If you haven’t heard of the invaluable Evernote app then probably you are still doing things the old way. Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improves your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders–and it makes everything searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
Imagine yourself at school and having to listen to your lecturer who doesn’t care much if he or she is talking too fast so you’re not able to take notes, neither will he/she repeat what she said.
Unless you are very lucky, no one will spend time writing notes on blackboards for you to copy down in your notebook. Or even speak slowly spouting invaluable nuggets of knowledge that you can’t afford to miss.
Or imagine you are a busy business man who needs to keep tract of appointments, capture things as you go, take notes, organize work related things etc. thanks to Evernote you can do all those things and all you need is a mobile phone or tablet.
With Evernote allows you to store your notes, audio clips, images and videos on your device, and then sync them to all your devices through your account, therefore leaving you with the opportunity to just listen and participate in discussions and activities.You can even share them with your group members or file them for future viewing.
Evernote Premium vs. Free
Want to do more with your app? Then go Premium. Evernote Premium costs $5 per month or $45 per year and adds some noticeable perks to the free Evernote account. With a free account you are limited to upload 60MB of data per month, whereas paid users max out at 1GB per month, which comes in handy if you upload a lot of images and documents or clip a lot of Web pages. When doing searches with Premium account, Evernote not only scans typed content and images, but also hunts through PDFs.
Another perk for Premium users is offline notebooks, which isn’t a concern when using the Web app but does come in handy on mobile devices. This feature lets you save the most recent copy of selected notes locally on your device so they’re available to read and edit when you don’t have an Internet connection. This will no doubt comes in handy if you are one of those users who don’t have access to constant Wi-Fi or internet access or you have to travel to areas that has limited or no internet connection.
Premium users can also give other users the ability to edit a note, adding collaboration to the experience. This is very handy if for example you are doing a group assignment or project. When you decide to share a notebook, you have the option to make the files viewable only, or both viewable and editable. You can require that they be an Evernote account holder or not. Sharing is made very easy with one click to send a short email with a link to the files.
There is a lot you can do with an Evernote free account and I would only recommend upgrading to Premium if you definitely have to use the additional features.
This a great app to have for not only students, buiness personnel but for everyone. Here are some things that you can use Evernote to do:
-Research smarter: snap photos of whiteboards and books
– Take meeting and class notes, draft agendas and research notes
– Plan a trip: keep track of travel plans, plane tickets and passports
– Organize and save recipes; search by ingredients later
– Create a grocery list or task list and check things off as you go
– View web pages saved in Evernote on your desktop
– Capture ideas and inspiration on the go
– Access files and notes you create on your phone from your desktop
– Keep track of products and prices for comparison shopping purposes
– Keep finances in order: save receipts, bills and contracts
– Reduce paper clutter by taking snapshots of restaurant menus, business cards and labels
– Use Evernote as part of your GTD system to help you stay organized
– To get the most out of your Evernote experience, download it on all of the computers and phones that you use.