Evernote can help you organize personal information by means of notes. Fortunately, more than traditional text-based notes, the program can also create and manage ink notes, to-do-lists, audio notes, snapshots and screenshots.
The program has a nice interface; however, I sometimes felt it was somewhat difficult to find my way, even when I followed the list of Evernote essentials. You should be aware that notes can be organized in notebooks and tagged according to their contents. Moreover, the full-text search feature can also help you find quickly what you are looking for.
To create a text note, there is a complete text editor available for you that supports formatting as well as attaching or inserting objects. In fact, you can even clip the desired contents from the web. If you have a touch screen, you won’t need to type any text as the program can recognize your handwriting, too. As mentioned earlier, other ways are to simply record your voice to save it as an audio note, take a snapshot of yourself through the webcam and capture a shot of your screen. As I always forget about appointments and due tasks, I was glad to see that I can also attach reminders to my notes.
If you frequently switch computers, you may be interested in knowing that, in terms of synchronizing information, the program supports exporting and importing notes in multiple formats. More than just that, you can create an account on the developer’s servers to keep all your information on the cloud, which makes synchronization much easier.
In general, Evernote is probably the most complete application of its type. The program can also help you keep things private. In this regard, it supports creating various users and encrypting selected texts in your notes. And vice versa, it can create instant presentations out of your notes if you ever need to present them to an audience.
- It has a nice interface.
- It supports various synchronizing ways.
- It allows creating multiple types of notes.
- It supports various user accounts.
- It can be somewhat difficult to use at first.