What is and how to use Evernote to be more productive

Evernote is in everyone’s lips. But, where is this fame coming from? What exactly does Evernote do? Many people wonder what it is and how to use it. I‘ve got to admit I did not know anything about this  amazing App yet I was eager to try it out. Today, I write this article from 4 different devices: smartphone, tablet, desktop Mac, and my laptop.

What is Evernote?

Evernote easily captures information in any environment on most devices and platforms, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, anywhere. All you need is an Internet connection and you’ll be good to go.

It allows you to type a note, store documents, record audio and capture photographs. Evernote saves and synchronizes your digital life across all your devices.

No matter where you are Evernote is with you!

Is Evernote for me? What are its uses?

This app is the easiest, best-designed, and most-flexible note-taker I’ve ever come across.

If you want to avoid losing your notes and need quick and easy access to them, Evernote is for you!

If you frequently use the same numbers and words, this app will search them for you. For instance, you  can avoid the hassle of looking for your frequent customer’s phone number and let Evernot do it. If you go with a client or attend a meeting and you have to take notes, Evernote itself or combined with other app, is a great option for note taking that allows you to access them whenever you want, assuring your notes will never get lost.

Let’s assume you are in a meeting and you can’t type everything correctly (in a Tablet or laptop).  You try to catch the most important points and whatever you find most valuable. After the meeting when you arrive to your office, you open your laptop or tablet synced to Evernote and you can start doing some editing to your notes to make them look complete and understandable.

Would you be able to do this with a pen and paper?

There are plenty of ways in which you can use this app. You will realize you can do a number of different things that can help you improve your productivity.

Its best features and advantages

-It comes with an excellent search engine that can find up to every word written in every note, this feature is really essential for these kind of apps. Is like you were inside your office and you write a word related with a handwritten note you would like to find and the note appears magically.

– Custom titles

– Quick sync between devices and cloud

-Tag notes

– Work as if you were working with a word document with a complete interface for giving format

– The graphic interface is really friendly and nice in every device.

Evernote para notas

How does it work?

Evernote is a complete system that combines writing and note taking apps that stores them in the cloud (always accessible anywhere you go).

Register for free with Evernote by creating a username and password and you will be able to access your notes and ideas whenever you want. You can also try to register as a Premium member and enjoy further benefits .

The difference between a free and a Premium account is the extra space available in the cloud and the capability of watching your notes when you are offline (No Internet connection required) in tablets and mobile devices.

How do I use it?

Go to http://evernote.com  and register online for free by creating a username and password OR install the app in any of your devices. It works with any platform such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows or Mac. 

If you’ve created an account and you’ve installed Evernote in one of your devices, you can install it in the rest of your devices by synchronizing it with the rest of them (always using the same username and password). It is not mandatory to have it in 2 different devices, remember, it is all up to you!

Before you start writing you will need to create notebooks. In fact, when you open an account, a notebook will show in the screen. You can create as many notebooks as you wish, this will allow you to categorize your notes. Once you have a notebook ready to use, start writing; you’ll realize how easy it is to edit and organize your notes.

You will also find it very intuitive and easy when you upload notes, audio notes, images, and photographs.

Some tips

You can find Evernote and many other apps that can complement Evernote itself in the apps’ store of your device just by searching the word “Evernote”.

Earlier, I recommended some applications of iPad and iPhone that can interact with Evernote in this post: Toma notas con tu iPad y olvídate de la tinta y el papel

With Evernote you can save tweets and notes that you find interesting. It is very simple, you just have to follow @myEN in Twitter and follow some steps. Here you can find more information: http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2009/04/14/evernote_twitter/

Some blogs and websites with interesting articles already include a button to save the article in your Evernote’s notes. Usually this button is among other  ‘share buttons’ with the Evernote logo.

If you have it installed in various devices, try not to have the same note opened simultaneously in more than one device since this may cause troubleshooting.

For more information and some other guides, try this website:  http://evernote.com/evernote/


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