Evernote: Stay Organized

Phil Libin designed Evernote to behave as a second brain. At its most basic, Evernote is just 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. Basically, you will not be poring through a multitude of files on your computer looking for that chicken salad recipe. Instead, you can just log onto Evernote, search for “chicken salad,” and instantly pull up that recipe. The thing about Evernote, though is that it is so simple to use that some users don’t dig deep enough into the program’s features. Those who don’t take the time to seriously explore this program will miss 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 regularly, so that you always have mobile access to your data.

Protect yourself

If you are concerned about storing your bank account information or your passwords into Evernote, there is no need. You can encrypt your information.

This is simple to do: Just highlight the text that you would like to encrypt, right click your mouse, and select the “encrypt selected text” option. You then enter a password, confirm that password, and click “OK.” Now your sensitive data is protected.

Outside apps

One of the best features of Evernote is how well it works with outside apps. For instance, WritePad, an app for the iPad that lets users take notes with their fingers or iPad stylus pen. Once they’ve finished their notes, they can then quickly save them in Evernote.