Phil Libin designed Evernote to behave as a second brain. At its most basic, Evernote is just several pieces of software that store notes, photos, videos, and web pages on virtual notes. The advantage of Evernote is that once you store your notes, you can search for them. Put simply, you won’t be poring through countless files on your computer in search of that chicken salad recipe. Instead, you can just log onto Evernote, search for “chicken salad,” and instantly pull up that recipe. The thing about Evernote, though is that it is so easy to use that some users don’t dig deep enough into the program’s features. Those who don’t take the time to seriously explore this program will lose out.
One feature that is often overlooked is Evernote’s capability to sync with other devices. This lets you access your notes from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. To do this you only have to install the Evernote app on the device and sign into your account. It will then automatically sync, saving all your information to all your devices.
You needn’t feel worried about storing private information, even information related to your bank account, on Evernote. That’s because the program lets you encrypt your most important data.
This is simple to do: Just highlight the text that you would like to secure, right click on your mouse, and select the “encrypt selected text” option. You then enter a password, verify that password, and click “OK.” Now your sensitive information is protected.
Evernote also works with a lot of outside apps. We can’t go into most of these here, but one popular one is called WritePad. WritePad is an app for the iPad that lets users take notes with their finger or a stylus. They can elect to save it within WritePad or they can upload it directly to Evernote.
Posted on: 10.03.12