Evernote is an organizational tool that allows you to create notebooks and store your typed notes, photos, voice memos, and web clippings. Not only is it available in a web version, I’m able to use it in a desktop version, an iPad app, and an iPhone app. Then all these notes are synced and I have the same notes everywhere.
I do lots of online research while writing. In the past, I would have spiral notebooks, Word files, index cards, and tiny slips of paper in various places with my notes. Now, I have a notebook set up for my current manuscript with all the organized notes (mine and well as webpages I “clipped”) together. Did you hear me sigh in relief from way over there? I thought so.
I even got a little sidetracked one day and looked for a holiday recipe online. When I found it, I clipped it and started a new notebook in Evernote called recipes. I started taking a writing class this week and created a new notebook just for that.
This software is very user friendly, free, and highly recommended. If you’ve been looking for a way in 2012 to become organized, here’s a great solution. There’s even a section called Evernote Trunk where you can add on more apps/software that will work with Evernote. Ah, Evernote, I love you.