EverNote describing it as a ubiquitous note capture tool. The description and review seemed to place it in the category of just another attempt at retaining bits of information much like most email clients offer as a peripheral function. But over the next few weeks I continued to hear good things about the app and so last week I decided to give it a spin. It wasn't long after signing up that I found myself using the free service for pretty much everything I need to capture during my day. And I mean I use it everywhere for pretty much anything I can think of needing to hold on to. Here are some examples:
- With the desktop app on my laptop I can drag and drop emails from Outlook into Evernote.
- The mobile web interface allows me to jot down notes on my BlackBerry.
- I started using the Web Clipper Bookmarklet which is smart enough to save only the content you have highlighted on a web page into your new note.
- The service gives you a custom email address you can send notes to.
So, if your like me and find it tough to keep track of everything that comes your way in the course of a day this service may be just what you need. Hey, what do you have to lose? The basic service is free.