Evernote …. ever-dominant…
I encourage moving business to the cloud as it removes so much hassle in everyday life! Evernote is an industry unto itself and one such business tool you cannot do without, in my opinion.
Evernote is becoming ever more irreplaceable. A daily part of my routine – Evernote is a business tool which started life as a note-taking app par excellence but it has so many extras which have basically turned the tool into something of amalgam of a repository – a bit of a word processor, web browser, cloud storage system, blogging facility, CRM and so many other functions.
For the most part, Evernote seamlessly syncs between all of my devices (macbook, android tablet, android phone, Chrome browser) and I’m extremely happy. As a tool for efficiency, it is second to none:
- It’s speedy and easy to use.
- The sharing options are brilliant – email, social media, blog, copy url.
- Its basic word processing functionality is more than adequate, so much so I’ve often foregone other office tools and sent items directly from evernote.
- Simple tagging and notebook systems to keep your notes in some semblance of order.
- Incorporate images, to-do lists, pdf files (which you can preview), voice recordings and add-mark ups to your notes.
Head over the Evernote App Center and there are some more than useful plug-ins to look at. For example,
- Postach.io: a basic blogging platform which turns Evernote posts into blogs with a simple tag change. It’s simple but visually pretty good – I made a page to try it http://timmy666.postach.io/.
- Skitch: A cool means of pointing and sketching at images/photos to get your point across.
- Evernote web clipper: Basically giving the likes of Instapaper and Pocket a run for its money, this little web-extension allows you to save anything you see on online (texts, links, images).
- Evernote clearly: another useful web-extension which when clicked makes any blog or web page eminently readable (cleaning up the page).
In addition to the increasing range of apps on the App Center, there are also some really neat things you can do to incorporate other things into Evernote using IFTTT.
Whilst giving other notable nods to Springpad, OneNote, Google Keep, Diigo et all, all of them have their true merits but none of them quite come as close to all-round platform dominance like Evernote does.