As a homeschool mom I pride myself in my research but that research often means that I have a lot of resources bookmarked, printed, filed and stored on my computer. Four kids later I have to admit that it’s really hard for me to keep track of what I have and what I don’t have. Add to that the fact that half of our belongings are in storage while we wait for our new home to be built and you can see that I have some organizational challenges.
Evernote seems to be the answer to all of my organizational challenges and goals right now. With Evernote you can clip whatever catches your fancy on the net and send it to your Evernote account where it is stored and filed in whatever way you wish using various tags and notebooks. It’s very visual and allows for easy cross referencing. The tags make it easy to find specific items again and the visual clips make it easy to browse through what you have to refresh your memory when you don’t have anything specific in mind.
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Did we mention that it’s free?
It works on the web, your computer and on your phone! So no matter what you choose to capture and from what devise you can access it from the other devices. This sounds fabulous to me as I’m a Blackberry Mom! There are versions available for Windows, Mac, Iphone and Windows mobile.
You can feed it your notes, ideas, web pages, pictures, PDF’s, and more. There are great opportunities here! Do not be afraid of it. This is really not an overwhelming program and there is an easy to understand tutorial and help article that you’ll find in your notebook when you sign up.
I’ve created notebooks for my:
Recipe ideas (once we try them and like them I’ll print them and add to a binder).
You can sign-up for Evernote and test out their free version which may suit your needs. There is also a premium version available if you find that you love it and want to expand your needs. What do you use/plan to use Evernote for?