If you are looking for a note-taking tool to capture thoughts, to-do items and pictures, then you need Evernote. It creates audio, picture, and text notes that can be tagged and sorted into categories so that you can easily search for them later. Evernote also automatically syncs to the Internet, which means you can access your notes anywhere you have web access—including your smartphone.
Here are other, more practical ways you can use Evernote to “remember everything” as you go about your day to day life:
- Go paperless in your office by using Evernote to scan documents. You can connect a scanner to your computer and scan PDFs right into Evernote for future reference.
- Take a picture of business cards. This way you can capture the information without having to keep the business card and you can write notes about the contact all in one shot.
- Take a picture of business receipts. This way you can create a notebook called 2014 Expenses and you’ll have all of your receipts in one place for next year’s tax time.
- Save articles to read later. Use Web Clipper to clip full website articles for offline viewing.
- Create a research notebook. Use the Web Clipper extension to save web pages into a notebook where you can highlight, draw and make notes directly on the page.
- Take a picture of business notes or handouts. This will help you stay paperless and easily find a note quickly in the future.
- Dictate thoughts on the fly and create an audio note. When you are walking or falling asleep and have thoughts that you want to remember, open a quick audio note and speak your ideas so that you can listen and transcribe them later.
- Record audio of business meetings. Stop typing or writing and press “Record” instead. You can always make written notes from the meeting later or just review the audio file later on for action items and next steps.
- Create a travel notebook. Create a notebook for Travel and put your travel itinerary along with your travel documents. You can also include hotel information and rental car information all in one place.
- Use a Moleskine notebook like this one to capture handwritten notes and have them translated to digital notes using Evernote Pro.