For all the gadgets and software I use, making notes is something I still do with pen and paper. When I think of something related to a project or an event, I scribble it down in a Moleskin notebook for later reference. That system works great until I either don’t have my notebook handy or I need to look something up and can’t remember when I wrote it down or how I filed it. As a result, I’m attempting to ween myself off of paper and into a digital notetaking solution. Evernote is one solution I tried the first time I attempted this, so it’s the solution I’m returning to this time as well. It was me that failed the transition, not Evernote.
All of the data you store in Evernote becomes searchable for later retrieval. Using separate note categories and using tags to label your notes, finding the data later is a snap. While there is a pay version with more features, the free version of Evernote is excellent and will get you more organized more quickly.
If you’re one of those people who stores everything in your head for later recall (even with a notebook I’m guilty of that), give Evernote a try. In addition to feeling more organized, you will probably sleep better at night because you won’t be thinking about all the stuff you can’t afford to forget. [Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android $0.00]