Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Evernote

Cool note-taking software highlighted by the WSJ called Evernote.

You don't have individual documents in EverNote. You simply open the program, and everything you've written or pasted is there, much as if you were opening a traditional notebook, the sort you used in school. So you might see a bunch of letters, reports and diary entries, all on the same long scrolling screen. Finding individual entries is easy, as we shall see, and the program constantly saves your work automatically.

You can, of course, type traditional text into EverNote. But it will accept much more. For example, when you install the program, it places a button at the top of Internet Explorer. When you are surfing the Web and come across a page you want to keep, you press the EverNote button, and the page -- graphics and all -- is quickly pasted as a new note in EverNote. It's like you clipped a page from a magazine and pasted it in your notebook.


Very neat. I always like to keep notebooks filled with all the information that I come across, and given that we find information in all sorts of places, its nice to have one repository we can dump it in.

Keeping and storing information is one thing, how about making it accessible and easy to find? Hopefully, Evernote will do that, too.

For now, its in beta and its still free, so get it while you can.

(Oh and here's a link to a blogger's assessment of Evernote -- very positive!)

Mac users can try NoteTaker -- its $70, though.

Now can someone put a tool like this on the Internet so that my notes will be accessible anywhere I go?

Wait, I guess that's what this blog is!