Friday, December 18, 2009

Evernote, Worth Checking Out

First, I'm not an affiliate. I don't get any money for saying nice things about Evernote. No one's paying me.

But Evernote is a great program. You ought to check it out, if you're the kind of person (like me) who likes to keep track of information, even trivial stuff.

It's good for clipping stuff from the web too. And I found you can upload pictures of documents, whatever, and it not only keeps it in place, and stores a copy on your computer if you have the desktop client, but it does some kind of background OCR on it and you can search for words in the picture! That's great!

I've been working with it and uploading stuff. I'm about tapped out on my monthly allowance.

I didn't think I wanted to have the client on my computer, because of course it's storing everything on the computer forever. Then it syncs it with their server. I certainly didn't want it on my old computer -- I did have it but didn't use it much -- because I only had about 10 gig left of memory. It was a small hard drive.

Now with my new computer, there's still over 200 gig left, so I can handle it for a while. It'll take forever -- probably never make it -- for me to put that much stuff on Evernote.

One interesting thing about it, you can go to the website then, from any computer, type in your password and see your information. It's evernote.com, as you might guess.

1 comment:

jgrossman said...

Hi - I'm Josh from Springpad. I just saw your roundup on Evernote. Since you're a fan, I'd love to extend an invitation to explore Springpad (http://springpadit.com). In a nutshell Springpad is a free personal organizer for your stuff - gift ideas, recipes, restaurants you want to go to, books to read, to-do lists, favorite articles, etc. You could argue this is similar to Evernote, but I think our platform is much more consumer friendly in that we help you from the get-go organize where your stuff is saved and automatically add relevant tags as opposed to Evernote's "blank notebook." Where we differentiate ourselves in with our 50+ free apps and productivity tools to help you get stuff done. For example, you can easily create meal plans and shopping lists from your saved recipes, and organize your favorite recipes in their own notebook along with cooking notes and pictures or videos. You can easily plan a trip from the hotels, restaurants, and places you've been saving to your stuff. You can set up tasks with email or text reminders. We make it easy to use the stuff you've saved and help you get things done when the time is right. There's a ton more. Would love your feedback on what we're doing right and where we could improve. - Josh