One of my favorite apps/programs is Evernote (www.evernote.com). It is definitely something everyone should have on their phone and computer. This free app allows you to literally, remember everything.
The app includes a web-clipper (which I used above to save this picture), the ability to record notes, make check lists, set reminders, and much much more! It is a must have.
So here are a few examples of how I use the app in my daily life to explain its awesomeness. 🙂
- Reminders/To do items with a timeline (my most common use). I set reminders for my bills mostly (and any other time sensitive emails I receive). With Evernote you can forward your emails to your Evernote account and include a due date in your email. Evernote will then attach that due date to the email and add it to your reminders list. There is a widget on my phone where I can display my reminder/to-do list, plus I get a little alert when something is due. I do paperless billing so I forward my bills all the time and then they never get lost in all my other emails.
- Shopping Lists. You can easily make checklists in Evernote and then check off your items as you shop. Plain and simple.
- Remembering everything. I swear since I had my son I can’t remember anything. Evernote really does help me to remember all the things going on in my life. It is similar to pinterest, but with access to everything. If you see something online that would be great for an event you are planning you can use the webclipper to save the information to a specific notebook, such as KiasBirthday. This is similar to saving something to a pinterest board, but you can also save things from any site (whether they have a pin it option or not). You can also take pictures of ideas or items you see while shopping and forward them to your Evernote notebook. I use this to remember books, recipes, exercises, clothes, restaurants, movies, basically anything I need to remember. With the webclipper you can take screen shots, clip articles to read later, or even just clip the web address of a site you want to re-visit.
- Travel. I have the Evernote Plus account, because I use Evernote A LOT and like some of the extra features. One of my favorite features is the ability to view notes offline. This is awesome for traveling, especially out of the country. I forward all of our travel documents to my Evernote account into my Travel notebook. This notebook is available offline so even if we don’t have access to the internet we have access to everything we need, including confirmations, maps, reservations, etc. It is great.
- Sharing. Although I don’t use this feature as much, you can share Evernote notes and notebooks. You can even collaborate with other users, which would be great in the workplace or on a committee.
I could go on and on about this awesome product, but the best thing to do is check it out for yourself!