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#Evernote review - more than #note keeping

Check out Evernote if you are looking for an awesome note keeping application that synchronizes your data across devices.

I have been using Evernote for more than a year now. It is a tremendously great tool for my learning and information gathering all sources as I can keep taking notes on my laptop and my phone. It is one of the few apps that I use every day as I like to take note to record what I study and learn. I even use it to write my to-do list. It is the app that I use to manage my time when I am on my computer.

In short, it is my
1) note app
2) to-do list app
3) study tool
4) planner app
5) blogging tool

Evernote

Evernote Homepage
Evernote Homepage (logged in)
The following are the reasons and functions that I like about Evernote

1) Cross Device Synchronization

Evernote automatically synchronizes your notes across all your devices. With the free version, you can only log in into 2 devices at the same time. However, with a paid version, you can sign in Evernote on all your devices which is available at the next upgrade: Evernote Plus ($3.92 / mo).

Cross Platforms

Desktop version

Evernote Desktop
Evernote Desktop

Web version

Evernote Web
Evernote Web

Evernote Mobile


Evernote Mobile
Evernote Mobile

2) Code block format

You can wrap your code in a grey box by having opening and closing ``` markup pair.
```
code here
```
Evernote code block
Evernote code block

3) Encryption

You can encrypt your notes on Evernote!
You can do it through the right click menu or a shortcut key(on Mac, it is ⇧ ⌘ X)

Evernote Encryption
Evernote Encryption

4) Share function

Evernote allows you to share your notes on social medias or via email or link.


5) Learn Spelling

You can expand the dictionary vocabulary for jargons or new words that aren't in the dictionary already to avoid future auto-correction. 
Highlight the word -> Right click -> Choose 'Learn Spelling' to add the word into your dictionary vocabulary. 

 

6) Clipper on a browser

Evernote Browser Clipper
Evernote Browser Clipper

You can clip a webpage or a portion of a webpage into the following 5 types.
To use Evernote clipper on chrome, you can install Evernote chrome plugin.

Types of clips:
1) Article
2) Simplified article
3) Full page
4) Bookmark

Clip as a bookmark
Clip as a bookmark

5) Screenshot
You can screenshot a portion of the page and clip it to your notebook as well.


7) Note Management and Categorization

You can create notebooks to group your notes and tags to label your notes to organize them neatly so that you can retrieve them easily. 

Notebooks

Notebooks can be public or private. If it is public, you can share the notebook with other Evernote users. This is very useful when you   

Tags

You can use tags to label or group all your notes.

8) Collaboration with Work Chat (Business version)

You can chat with other Evernote users by sharing your notebook with them.

Evernote share notebook
Evernote share notebook

Evernote Work Chat
Work Chat
Evernote Collaboration with Work Chat
Evernote Collaboration with Work Chat

9) Presentation Mode

You can also enter into a presentation / full screen mode to present your notes. However, you will need a premium account to use it.


10) Evernote Shortcuts

If you use Evernote every day every day, it would be a great idea to remember shortcuts for the functions that you use frequently.

Evernote Shortcuts
Evernote Shortcuts

11) Reasonable Payment Plans

1) Evernote Basic - free - 60 MB uploads
2) Evernote Plus - $3.92 / Mo - 1 GB
3) Evernote Premium - $7.50 / Mo - 10 GB

Give Evernote a try. Thanks for reading!

Jun