Bob on Development

December 16, 2006

Your Brain on EverNote

Filed under: Products,Tools — Bob Grommes @ 2:15 pm

It is nearly impossible to maintain control of your busy stable of projects without some kind of organizational tool.

Here’s a quick recommend for a note-taking tool: EverNote, which comes in both free and paid versions. If you don’t use a tablet PC for taking handwritten notes, you likely don’t need the features in the paid version.

I’ve tried Microsoft OneNote, and have looked at some open source options, but for me at least EverNote strikes the sweet spot. It is flexible, fast, easy to use, and has excellent clipping tools so that you can save web pages, or sections thereof, as notes. My only complaint is that the scrolling thumbs seem to be nonstandard custom controls that can behave a little strange when you use the program remotely (at least in GotoMyPC).

How many times do you come across bits of info that save your life, but you know you’ll never find it again 17 months from now when the need arises once again? With EverNote and just little diligence, that won’t happen.

If you’d like to compare EverNote with some other options, here’s a decent overview.


1 Comment »

  1. Couldn’t agree more. EverNote allows easy content organisation AND is free. The only drawback is that it hasn’t the extra features of Tinderbox.

    Comment by flowingly — December 17, 2006 @ 6:53 am | Reply

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