Phil Libin designed Evernote to act as a second brain. At its most rudimentry, Evernote is simply several pieces of software that store notes, photos, videos, and web pages on virtual notes. The benefit of Evernote is that as soon as you store your notes, you can search for them. Simply put, you will not be poring through countless files on your computer searching for that chicken salad recipe. Instead, you can just log onto Evernote, search for “chicken salad,” and instantaneously pull up that recipe. The thing about Evernote, though is that it is so simple to operate that some users don’t dig deep enough into the program’s capabilities. Those who don’t take the time to truly explore this program will lose out.
For instance, you may not recognize that it can sync with other devices. You can download the Evernote app onto your smartphone, tablet, and laptop. After logging into your account, Evernote will sync your devices, and will sync them routinely, so that you always have mobile access to your information.
If you are anxious about storing your bank account information or your passwords into Evernote, you don’t have. You can encrypt your information.
It is not difficult to do this. Just highlight the text you want, right click, and select the “encrypt selected text” option. You will then be asked to create a password for your encryption. Now your data is safe and sound.
One of the best things about Evernote is how well it works with outside apps. For instance, WritePad, an app for the iPad that lets users take notes using their fingers or iPad stylus pen. Once they’ve finished their notes, they can then quickly save them in Evernote.