Stay Organized With Evernote

October 3rd, 2012

I don't know about you, but I sure wouldn't argue with the chance to acquire a second brain!  Phil Libin designed Evernote to behave as such. At its most basic, Evernote is simply several pieces of software that store notes, photos, videos, and web pages on virtual notes.

The Evernote Advantage

The advantage of Evernote is that as soon as you store your notes, you can search for them. Simply put, you won’t be poring through a multitude of files on your computer trying to find that gate code number, your kiddos' birthday wishlist, or that copycat Olive Garden salad dressing recipe. Instead, you can just log onto Evernote, search for “Olive Garden salad dressing,” and instantly pull up that recipe. The thing about Evernote, though is that it is so simple to use that some users don’t dig deep enough into the program’s functions. Those who do not take the time to seriously explore this program will miss out.


For example, you might not recognize that it can sync with other devices. You can download the Evernote app onto your smartphone, tablet, and laptop. After logging into your account, Evernote will sync your devices, and will sync them regularly, so that you always have mobile access to your information.

Protect yourself

If you are worried about storing your bank account information or your passwords into Evernote, it is not necessary. You can encrypt your information and it is straightforward to do:  Just highlight the text that you want to secure, right click your mouse, and select the “encrypt selected text” option. You then enter a password, confirm that password, and click “OK.” Now your sensitive data is protected.

Outside apps

One of the best attributes of Evernote is how well it works with outside apps. For instance, WritePad, an app for the iPad that lets users take notes using their fingers or iPad stylus pen. Once they’ve finished their notes, they can then quickly save them in Evernote.