Having recently adopted Evernote (after Amanda had told me about it), I have to admit… I was sceptical!
What is Evernote?
Evernote makes modern life more manageable by letting you easily collect and find everything that matters.
From work notes and to-do lists to recipe collections and travel plans, add everything to Evernote to help you get organized without the effort.
Before we go any future I would personally like to invite you to join Evernote!
My mind was quickly changed due to a range of the following factors:
- User Friendly – Having now used Evernote both on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Phone and my computer it is a VERY user friendly and aesthetically pleasing application, which is especially important when using a mobile application.An issue I had with my previous note taking app “S Note”, was that there were user issues such as scrolling responsiveness and having to manually save the notes every time you exited the application. In Evernote, these issues have clearly being thought through in detail, as the scrolling is perfect, all notes are saved automatically upon exit from the application and you can even add tick boxes to your to do lists…what more could you want?
- Sync – Another benefit which was not available when using my previous application is that Evernote automatically syncs across all of your devices! This is especially important for me as I often take notes in my lectures on my phone, which I will then look over, edit and add to at a later date on my laptop. This feature removes the fiddly task of copy and pasting the notes into an email, emailing them to myself and then transferring them into a word document.
- Notebooks – Notebooks are one of the best features and are again really helpful for organising my University notes. This is because I have individual notebooks for each of my modules where I keep all of my notes for that module, organised in date order with the title of the lecture. Therefore, when I go to add more detail to the notes and eventually when I use them as revision tools they will already be organised in a simple and logical way and format, which will save me time and improve my productivity during the limited revision period.
- Work Chat – Work chat is also a great feature of Evernote, this is similar to other messaging applications and features within others apps. Effectively it just allows you to message your friends and colleagues who also have Evernote – this can REALLY useful if you are working on a project together or if other forms of communication are not working such as email or WhatsApp.Additionally, it is a less formal way of communicating than email, but a more professional communicative channel than WhatsApp.
- Share Workbooks – Another feature which I feel greatly adds value to the Evernote service is the ability to share workbooks. This is important and will be appreciated by people working on projects who are constantly sending and sharing notes and pieces of work through email and WeTransfer.While these forms of transfer and very useful in their own right, sharing a workbook can save lots of time and effort as every member of the workbook can instantly see all changes that occur within the workbook.
- Web Clipping – Finally probably the most technical feature on Evernote is the web clipping feature, which enables used to quickly and easily take clips from the Internet and save/add them to their notes. This uses the Evernote web browser extension and seems very slick… Although I have not used it yet. I do intend on using it in the near future.
All in all Evernote is an amazing application and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!
This post was written by Lawrence Chadwick (Marketing Assistant Intern for Koogar)