I don’t know about you but I’ve got a terrible memory. I’m not sure what happened because I used to remember everything when I was a kid! I think? Anyway my usual method for remembering what to do is to have somebody remind me, but unfortunately no one likes to do it. So what’s the next best thing? Evernote! Evernote is essentially your everything reminder. Whether you like to type your reminders, speak your reminders, or snap pics as reminders, you can do it all with this app, and best of all, you can sync it to your Mac, PC, or Evernote web account.
Okay, so what’s so cool about that? Well, I don’t know. I guess it’s just kind of nice to have one single tool to record anything and everything that you want to remember, when you think of it. Adding notes into Evernote is really easy. You just pick from one of the options: Text, Snapshot, Camera Roll, and Voice and do what it says to do. For each of these options you can title your note, add tags so you can search and find them easily in the future, and you can add them to favorites if it’s uber important. You certainly don’t need to be a rocket scientist to do that do you? Of course not.
Another thing that’s pretty cool about this app is that it automatically records your location when you record a note. So whether you take a picture, type a note, or voice record yourself a reminder, the location of where you did it is tagged to that note. If you haven’t guessed by now, Evernote is more than just a reminder tool, it’s essentially an on the go digital filing cabinet. The app itself is completely free and integrates rather seamlessly with the rest of the Evernote family of offerings. As mentioned earlier, Evernote has web based and computer based versions of their software that you can use and sync effortlessly with your iPhone and vice versa. For multitaskers that are on the go all the time and can’t afford to forget or leave anything behind, Evernote is a great tool to have.
Overall I found Evernote to be a handy little app. It won’t win any awards for looks, but what it lacks visually it makes up technologically. It works perfectly and there seems to be more and more apps coming out that integrate with it, making it even more convenient (ex. Scanner Pro). As mentioned before, Evernote is completely free, but it comes with some restrictions. You’re allotted a 40MB a month upload allowance, which is more than enough for me and probably enough for most, but if you find that you’re using this for a business and pumping documents, contracts, receipts, and reminders through at record pace then you can upgrade your account to a premium service that’ll give you 500MB monthly upload allowance as well as a bunch of other nifty features like searching within PDFs, priority image recognition, the ability to sync any type of file, and a bunch of other nice to haves. You can upgrade at any time via in app purchase. Whether you’re an organized person that can use a more convenient way to keep all of your things together, or a dissorganized person in need of some help, it’s worth checking out Evernote. It’s free so you might as well give it a shot.
Version Reviewed: 3.2.3
Requirements: iPhone or iPod Touch; iPhone OS 3.0 or later
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