Since listening to Guy Kawasaki Tweet (Another plug for Guy! Guy you have to follow me @dgudema for that one!) on about Evernote.com, I have been intrigued enough to start using Evernote, and after a while I came to the conclusion that this is a pretty good solution for virtual postit notes.
How Does Evernote Work?
Basically Evernote is pretty simple in what it accomplishes and that is creating virtual notes. I have annotated this in another article. Simply put you can store your bits of information like a postit, except virtually online. You can pull up these notes by tagging (a kind of categorization) and view them like square notes or by Detailed view. You can store HTML based notes (like URLS of websites) or you can store images or audio. And of course you can access this from an iPhone and I believe several other phones, which is the killer app part of it. Is it rocket science? No, in the complicated world we live in. Does it do the job well? Yes. That is all that matters.
How have I used it so far?
Personal Notes At Conferences
Personal Notes About Events
Personal Notes About What I have to do
Personally What I Have Done
Where I Need To Go
Website Addresses (so I can easly copy and paste them)
Comments About Websites
Pictures of homes that I am considering buying
Notes about homes that I am considering buying
Insurance numbers for the next hurricaine
Insurance numbers for the doctor
Some login info for obscure sites I don’t visit often
pictures of friends that I want to keep in a safe place, not just on the phone
Gifts that I want to remember to buy people
my wedding anniversary
my sons birthday
my sons friends names
tasks for my businesses
EINs and other business numbers, accounts
stocks I am researching or want to buy
I guess Evernote suits me well because I don’t actually do well with the conventional calendaring that I also have in Outlook and in Google. Also not a replacement for Google Bookmarks… If you are a free spririt and use the physical notes that are all around you PC, then this is the place for you.