My Friday Favourite this week is Evernote – Take Notes Anywhere.
What is it?
Evernote is an app that allows you to take notes anywhere, and retrieve them from any device.
How can it help me?
I’ve used Evernote since 2008 to capture anything and everything that I might need to refer back to, including:-
- Handwritten meeting notes (Evernote allows you to scan these in via the mobile app)
- Meeting agendas
- Conference guides
- eBooks and White papers
- Voice recordings (from Zoom and Braintoss — a voice-based to-do capture tool)
- Voicemail recordings
- Birthday, Christmas and Thank You cards
- Contracts and agreements
- Ideas and Brainstorms
- Manuals for household appliances and gadgets
- Email newsletters
- Printed flyers and vouchers
… plus much more.
Basically, Evernote has become my second brain. It helps me turn physical items (such as handwritten notes, receipts and photos) into digital items that take up no physical space, and are easy to retrieve.
The beauty of Evernote is it’s search capabilities. You can store items by folder and sub-folder, use a naming convention, tags, or a combination of all of these. The Premium version of the app also has the ability to search text within PDF files.
People have been flabbergasted that I’ve recalled items from years ago, thanks to a quick search of my Evernote.
You can also forward emails directly into Evernote. Been sent an agenda list for a meeting? Get it out of your email inbox and into Evernote, where you can pull it up when the meeting takes place.
Evernote is super powerful!
How much does it cost?
Evernote is free for the basic plan.
Evernote Premium costs from £4.99/month.
Evernote Business costs from £10.99/month.
How can I get it?
Visit the Evernote homepage to get started.
You can download Evernote for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.