Blurp Review: Evernote

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One of the best organizational tools around is Evernote, a cloud storage application that allows users to store their files online and access them from any computer or mobile device. Like any other storage app, the main feature is its ability to allow instant access to all your uploaded documents from anywhere. While useful, this service is not unique - Evernote's real value lies in the features that allow it to act as an extended memory. Extra features like smartphone integration and web browser clipping mean that you can easily capture anything you find interesting for later. From to-do-lists to favourite movies, we can all sometimes use some help with our memory; with Evernote it's as easy as a single click.

Evernote

A good memory is essential now more than ever – busy days mean we find a thousand little things that need to be written down or committed to memory for later use. Why risk forgetting or losing notes when you can use an app to organize your memory for you?

Link to website:

http://evernote.com/

Here's my review: Overall Rating: A+

Short Description:

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas, and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders - and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

What I like about it:

The mobile application for all major smartphones (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows 7 Phone, and WebOS) allows you to access your files on the go, and deep integration allows you to save files and text often with a single click.

The Web Clipper browser extension allows you to quickly cut and save text from any website, or save entire webpages for later use.

Uploading pictures is easy using a mobile phone, a scanner, or the web.

What I'd change if I could:

I'd like to see a better 'sharing' component to this application – something like DropBox. If there was a way to easily send invites to others and share folders, for example, Evernote could become a collaboration tool as well.

Both the free usage (60MB/month) and premium usage (1,000MB/month) data limits are pretty paltry…for the amount of features offered by this application, I'd like to see at least 3,000MB/month for a paid service.

The mobile version needs a pull-to-refresh feature.

Good for:

  • Capturing files and notes to for later use
  • Syncing all your docs across your computers and devices
  • Organizing documents, pictures, and files of any kind
  • Mobile access of these files anywhere in the world
  • Searching for text inside images

Grandma test for simplicity:

Passed, barely

Mobile Use?

Smartphone application for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, and WebOS.

Free version available?

Yes, with limited storage (60MB/month) and ads - you can't use the mobile version offline.

Cost:

Premium version for $45 USD per year or $5 USD per month (1,000MB/month limit), group and educational pricing also available.

Do I use it personally?

Yes, almost every day ( I wonder what that says about my memory?)

Link to website:

http://evernote.com/

Summary:

Pros

  • Works across all devices
  • Organizes all your "notes" into categories

Cons

  • Strangely complicated if you try to do anythign but the basics

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