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!