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Evernote is a interesting online service that helps you manage your life via “notes”. Evernote has released a client app that provides a simple yet effective interface for creating text, picture and voice notes on your Smartphone. These notes are synced to Evernote’s online servers and can be managed via a web front end using either your computer or Smartphone.
Evernote is a cool service built on a great idea. I think it could prove to be a very powerful tool prove if used correctly and consistently.
The main reason I tried Evernote out is I have the worst time remembering what I need to pickup from the store. Over the course of a week I’ll think of several out of the ordinary things that I need to buy – of course, when I go to the store at the end of the week, I’ve forgotten what these things are.
Before Evernote I didn’t have an convenient way to record these random shopping list items… Sure, I could write out a shopping list, but i’d often think of things when I wasn’t at home or far enough away from the list where I was just too lazy to run over and add it — plus im the kind of guy that cant hold onto a loose piece of paper to save his life.
Enter Evernote. Now I grab my phone (which I keep on me nearly all the time), fire up Evernote, and create a quick text, picture or voice note, and add it to my Evernote “Shopping List” Notebook. When im at the store, I pop open the Notebook and voila, I know exactly what I need to buy. Its especially cool because I can take quick pictures of stuff like an empty toothpaste tube so I can make sure to get the right flavor (I have the darndest time remembering what flavor of Aquafresh I like).
Anyhow – enough of my rant. Like I said, Evernote is cool, but it something you have to learn to integrate into your everyday routine to be truly useful. If youre not willing to do this, then it won’t be much use to you.
The only thing I don’t like about Evernote is that it uses your Smartphone’s web browser (PocketIE, Opera Mobile, etc) to view your notes. Sure it’s fast and clean, but I think it could be fastER and cleanER if they integrated this functionality into the Smartphone client app.
To use Evernote you must create an account on Evernote.com.