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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Review: Evernote - Synchronize notes across all your devices

See full size imageIn this electronic age, many people have multiple devices, such as their desktop, their laptop/netbook, and their PDA or smartphone. Looking at the sales trending from Apples iPad, you might now add their "tablet" to the list.



One issue faced by owners of multiple devices is the constant hassle to make sure their information is available. After all, it will be a pain to look for that movie you were in the mood of watching, that song you wanted to hear, or that document you wanted to edit, only to realize its not on the laptop or mobile you have with you. 
Cloud Storage is the best solution, which allows you to upload any file from your desktop or laptop, and access it from any device with an internet connection. 
Another, albeit lighter solution, is to use a Note synchronization app. 


This kind of software does not have the large file uploading capabilities of a standard Cloud Storage provider, but it will give you more flexibility, such as uploading from a mobile device, and automatic storage onto the programs own little cloud storage server. 
Here is one such software:

















The application I've been using a lot of, is a popular program called Evernote.

Synchronize
What is Evernote? A note-taking software that allows you to compose notes with attachments and then automatically uploads it to their server. 
As they like to call it "Put your thoughts, ideas, inspiration, and things to remember all in one place"



For example: you can type up whatever comes to mind like to-do lists, website URL's, or meeting reminders, right on your mobile phone or pda, and then save it on evernote. The next time you open evernote on any your laptop or iPad, you will see all of those notes in 1 place. The information they store is password-protected of course, and can be encrypted if you choose. 
The notes are synced between all your devices....best part? It's Free





Evernote will work with your PC/MAC, and most other mobile devices (iPhone, Android, iPad, blackberry, Nokia smartphone, etc.) Another impressive part? The note-taking feature on your desktop allows you to immediately clip an image from any screen on your PC, and then save that image in your note. It's much easier and more intuitive than using the old "printscreen to paint" method in windows, or ctrl+shift+4 on the Mac. 
You can also clip files, scribble notes, and audio recordings depending on the device you're using.
For the last few months, it has worked well on my iPhone to Sony Vaio to MacBook (and now to iPad) and vice versa. 

                                 Using evernote on the iPad

You can get Evernote here: http://www.evernote.com/

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