Evernote is intended to help people remember everything. While I haven’t achieved that, I’m a lot closer.
Evernote is a desktop, phone/tablet, browser plugins and a web application that allows you to capture information from anywhere. The application also indexes all entries so that the content can be quickly searched, including any text in pictures – for example: whiteboards.
All these collected notes are synced to client/applications on almost any device that connects to the internet – as a lowest common denominator, there is evernote.com.
Evernote has a provision for tagging notes, but more importantly it lets you start new notebooks and sub-notebooks. I use this to collect notes about the kids, projects at work, my favourite beers and wines, and other notebooks – including some I’ve shared with others.
There’s lots of information on Evernote’s site, so instead I’ll share what I use to for:
At home and around the town:
- Lists of things to pack, buy, collect and almost anything else.
- Pictures of the various medicines and other records my kids have taken – both kids have their own notebook.
- Planing and document projects around the house – including the summer’s minor fence project and last summer’s major patio project and year before that’s nursery project. The notes are important, but the pictures are handy to travel back and forth from Home Deport with.
- Records and information about the cars and appliances.
- I transferred my wife’s recipes etc. from an old laptop to all her new devices – I also have access to the this shared notebook and…. don’t use them.