Evernote is a free app for smartphones and computers that is designed to help you to manage and store everything from notes, to do lists, receipts, boarding passes, articles you want to read, and more.
How does it work?
The app works well across multiple devices and keeps everything in sync between your smartphone, tablet and computer.
It works on various platforms including Windows, Mac, iPhone / iPad and Android. The desktop PC version of Evernote is a powerful and quick tool that allows you to create, sync and update notes and clips from your desktop and then sync them to a cloud account to share your content across all of your devices.
How do you use Evernote?
Download it to your chosen device and create a free account. Once you have signed up, you’ll be presented with the main Evernote screen. Here you can access all of the features such as notes, notebooks, tags and your most commonly used notes (favourites).
You can also create collections of notebooks such as your Work stack or Personal stack. Evernote has an excellent search function which allows you to search for text in typed notes, images, text in PDFs and text in attached office files. Evernote also offers a wealth of tools for sorting and finding your notes in other ways such as tags and even geolocation tags.
How can Evernote help business owners stay organised?
From a business user’s perspective, a particularly helpful feature is the ability to scan and digitize business cards – which works very well when using Evernote on your mobile device.
How much does it cost?
Evernote offers three tiers from Basic (which is free) to Premium and Business, which offer additional features for a monthly fee. The Basic option is quite limited with up to 60mb of new uploads per month and synchronization across 2 devices. The Premium option costs $69.99 or just over £50 per year and offers 10GB of new uploads per month, sync across all of your devices and customer support via live chat. If you need more storage you can upgrade to the Business package which offers 20GB of new uploads per month and an additional 2GB per user.
If you would like to try Evernote before committing to it, you can sign up for the Basic (free) account on evernote.com.