MacMost Now 656: Using Evernote

Evernote is a third-party program that allows you to create notes on your Mac or iOS device. These notes will sync across your devices. You can create audio and photo notes as well. There are many ways to use Evernote and anyone with multiple computers or devices should check it out.

Comments: 11 Responses to “MacMost Now 656: Using Evernote”

    Eric
    8 years ago

    With iCloud, Notes on iOS sync with Notes on the Mac (Notes via Mail.app). Notes on iOS got much better with iOS 5. Write a Note on my iPad and it shows up on my iPhone, iPod touch, and my Mac.

    Daniel Gartin
    8 years ago

    Cool,also i used to have an iPod touch 2nd gen,which could not sync notes over the air,because i use Gmail so i just copied all of my notes from the Notes app into the Evernote app,when i got my iPad 2, i was able to restore all of my notes,great program

    Rich O
    8 years ago

    I have been using Evernote for some time now and I feel that it is just one of those things that once you start using, you just don’t know how you got along with out it before. I use the free account for now, so I don’t go crazy with pics and audio, and I watch my monthly quota so I don’t go over. The cool thing is that every 30 days it renews, so if you are just a note taker with the occasional pic every now and then, you will be surprised at how far 60MB will take you.

    The encrypted text was a cool feature to showcase. But I was surprised that you didn’t mention one of the more powerful features of the Evernote server: Type recognition. You almost touched on it when you mentioned that some users use it to take pics of notes scrawled on a napkin, but you didn’t mention that Evernote searches your photos, if it finds any type on it, that type is now searchable. That feature alone (along with cloud sync) blew me away when I tried it out. Also, Skitch was acquired by Evernote and has sync-to-Evernote functionality incorporated into the Skitch app.

    Everything can be organized into notebooks, nested–or stacked–notebooks, and tags. Along with type recognition, Evernote is one very useful app. They should append their tagline to: “Remember everything and find it faster!” Or, something like that.

    David
    8 years ago

    Hi Gary, you forgot to mention the killer feature of Evernote which is the ability to search for text in images.

    Shane Phillips
    8 years ago

    I love evernote too. I am closing in on 2000 notes. Listen to their blogcast too it is great. One of the things I use it for is to take a pic of my work schedule with my iPhone 4s and that way I always have my schedule. If there are any changes during the week to my schedule I write,a little note

    Todd
    8 years ago

    Yes Evernote is fantastic very robust. I use it for recipes and any notes that I want images. But I will also give a shout out to the note app that comes with IOs and Macs. If you are a minimalist and want to keep very little software or don’t need a lot of features it is great for keeping a basic journal or other scraps of info it is a great “stop gap” for items you might copy elsewhere. I will say again though that Evernote does that and more. Software makes our lives richer and easier.

    Jotaceo13
    8 years ago

    Why to use Evernote when I have on my phone Reminder that sync with iCal?

      8 years ago

      Watch the video. Evernote is very different than Reminders. Reminders are like little alarms. Evernote stores all sorts of different data. They do different things. I suppose you could use Evernote to just make a list of Reminders, but it does so much more.

    Forkboy1965
    8 years ago

    Of late I have been taking fuller use of Evernote as I found Notes in iOS to get squirrelly with iOS 5. Notes just disappeared from my phone and moved to a new location in my email.

    Still haven’t been able to get them back into Notes. From now on I’m sticking with Evernote

    mctavish
    8 years ago

    I have had the free version of Evernote on my devices for sometime, but I haven’t used it much, so I may be missing something, but there does seem to be some problems.

    It seems to sync very irregularly. For instance, I have put a note on my iPhone, and it isn’t there when I check Evernote on my computer.

    Also, on my iPad2 (which doesn’t have 3G), if I try to open I note at I time when I don’t have Internet access, I get a message that I have to have a pay subscription to have a note stored on the device.

    iOS 5’s Notes has improved a lot recently. Though it has nowhere near the features of Evernote, it reliably meets most of my modest needs.

    mctavish
    8 years ago

    A repeat post. Sorry, I should have proofread more carefully.

    I have had the free version of Evernote on my devices for sometime, but I haven’t used it much, so I may be missing something, but there does seem to be some problems.
    It seems to sync very irregularly. For instance, I have put a note on my iPhone, and it isn’t there when I check Evernote on my computer.
    Also, on my iPad2 (which doesn’t have 3G), if I try to open a note at a time when I don’t have Internet access, I get a message that I have to have a pay subscription to have a note stored on the device.
    iOS 5′s Notes has improved a lot recently. Though it has nowhere near the features of Evernote, it reliably meets most of my modest needs.

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