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Remember Everything: Evernote

by / Sunday, 10 February 2013 / Published in Review

Most people believe they will save time if they are better organized. The challenge is to find something that will help you get better organized and Evernote may be just the thing.

Evernote is a web-based application that, in simple terms, is used to collect notes and information. But in reality, it is much more than that; which is why it has already gained over 2 million users.

Simple and Flexible
The application’s attractions are that it is simple to use, is tremendously flexible and has many powerful features that are applicable to many people. The first example of Evernote’s flexibility is the way you input data.
Although the primary aim is to input notes, you can do this from various devices — Windows PCs, Macs, smart phones and numerous others. Input can also be in a variety of forms that can include keyed-in text, scanned handwritten notes, photographs, PDF documents, cell phone text messages and notes submitted via Twitter.

Once data is put into Evernote, it is scanned automatically and indexed so that the text is searchable. This even extends to text in photographs and other images, which is recognized, extracted and indexed. You can, for example, photograph a recipe, input it into Evernote and the whole content is available as recognizable and searchable text. There’s even the likelihood that audio files, which can be input to Evernote, will soon have spoken words turned into searchable text.

All this data is synchronized across every device that you use to access Evernote. You can therefore access all this data with your desktop and laptop PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or other devices. By applying search criteria and filters, you can find exactly the data you want from amongst everything you’ve ever input. So there’s no real reason why you shouldn’t load all your data to Evernote, knowing you can extract what you want and share it with others.

Free Service
Evernote is a web-based system, which is partly why you can access it however and from wherever you want. Best of all, it’s a free service providing you keep within the 40 megabytes a month upload limit. If you can’t, it will cost you $5 a month or $45 a year, which ups the limit to 500 megabytes per month.

People are increasingly using Evernote to organize their lives. Everything, from emails to documents, photographs, and text messages gets fed into Evernote’s repository, where it is indexed for use. That way, you don’t miss anything and the application will ensure you can always find what you need.

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