Thing 9: Evernote

This is one of the Things I’ve been looking forward to and a bit reluctant about in equal measure! So far I’ve:

  • Downloaded it onto my work PC and home netbooky thing
  • Installed the clipper in my browser
  • Started a document
  • Imported a PDF
  • Tagged stuff

I’ve not quite worked out the layout and what I can actually do with it, but I think it’s got potential to be a useful tool. I’ve not had occasion to do anything collaborative with it yet, and I think I’ll probably stick to Google Docs for that because I know how it works and it does everything I need it to do (or does it? Is there something that Evernote does that Google Docs doesn’t?) and I’ve got lots of stuff on there already.

One thing that I find a bit annoying is the synchronisation note that pops up at the bottom right of my screen every two minutes – I must try and find out if I can change the settings so it does it less frequently.

One thing that’s brilliant is the Ink Note bit, which I’m sure is more useful for people who actually own a Tablet (work have just bought a couple so I’ll see if I can download Evernote to one of them and have a play), but for me it means I can pretend to be the Magic Pencil.

All the way round, down and flick...

Hopefully with a bit more exploration I’ll find out how it can be really useful. It certainly has potential!