Tech Tip Thursdays | Favorite Tech Tools: Evernote

Alright, now I am on a roll. LOL First it was Wednesday Weekly Favorites now Tech Tip Thursdays. Cheesy it may be but it will force me to continually write new entries to share and encourage you.

I am a techie at heart. As much as I love photography, tech things are a close second. The combination of Digital Photography, Software Apps, the web and other gadgets is a blissful place for a guy like me. There are so many techie things I use on a daily basis, that it would be a crime not to share them all. Most things I use are simple because simplicity rules for me.

Today I want to talk about an app I started using last year called Evernote. I discovered Evernote via Twitter because I saw it was voted as one of the most useful apps for a photographer. Of course I had to investigate. Turns out, it really is a great tool for a photographer or anyone else for that matter. So what started out as a little iPhone app for me has turned into downloading the desktop client, using the Evernote website, sharing notes, inspirations and basically keeping all my thoughts with me where ever I go. Evernote automatically syncs your notes on their server so you can access them from anywhere, anytime.

I currently use the free edition of Evernote.
How I use Evernote:
1. Text Notes – Checklists, Ideas, Inspirational writings, journaling. When using the desktop app I can drag and drop photos in the notes. I can also share notes with family/friends and colleagues for them to view and read.

2. Voice Notes – Great for storing quick brain dumps and for remembering where I parked at the airport

3. Snapshot Notes – I use this when something catches my eye, inspires me or I want to remember a location for shooting. I snap a shot, tag it and make some notes.

I have multiple notebooks setup each containing notes, specific to that topic. I also tag each note so If I want to search for Urban Locations, I can find all of my notes in a snap.

Before Evernote, I had notes, voicenotes and pictures randomly everywhere and I could never find them when I needed them. Now all I need to do is remember to tag the note, so I can find it quickly. Great for someone that has to write EVERYTHING down in order to remember. It makes me more organized.

I could write a lot more about the features of Evernote, especially the Desktop Client App, but I will let you try it for yourself. Get to it!

Comments 1

  1. Kevin Von Qualen

    Evernote is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite apps, for iPhone and desktop. And having everything instantly backed up online is just unbeatable. Do you use Things? That is just about the one app that I use daily with Evernote.

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