Evernote

by Adam Marlow

Evernote

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. 

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. 

You can also create collections of notebooks such as your Work stack or Personal stack. Evernote has an excellent search function that 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.

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.

Evernote offers three tiers from Basic (which is free) to Premium and Business, which offers additional features for a monthly fee. The Basic option is quite limited with up to 60mb of new uploads per month and synchronization across two devices. Premium costs 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.

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