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What Is Evernote?
Evernote is a wonderful program developed by the gods. Seriously, I cannot begin to express how much I love it.
Other people would describe it as a notetaking/indexing program. You can download the program as an app for your PC or Mac. You can use the web app version. Or, you can download the app onto a device.
Evernote’s slogan is “Remember Everything”. And that’s exactly what happens when using it.
How Much Does It Cost?
The basic version of Evernote is free. They also have a paid, premium version. The basic version does not allow you to access your notes on a phone or tablet without a data connection. The premium version allows you to download your notes for access anywhere. Also, premium also has a higher amount of storage you can use monthly. I’ve never came close to the limit yet!
Premium costs $45 a year or $5 a month. For me, it’s definitely worth it.
How Do I Sign Up?
You can sign up for Evernote here.
What Can I Use Evernote For?
Everything. See this list for 70 Evernote uses.
How To Use Evernote
Evernote seems hard to use at first but it’s truly easy! I’m using the web app version. So, my pictures may look slightly different if you’re using a different app.
Setting Up Your First Notebook
First thing, you’re going to want to set up a notebook. I set up two.
Adding New Notes
Notes are the foundation of Evernote.
Select the notebook you want the note in. Then, click “New Note”.
You can format the text however you’d like.
If you want to place a tag on your note, you simply press the + button and tag it!
Notebook stacks are a way to organize like notebooks together.
Drag one notebook over top the other one.
Pick a name for your “Notebook Stack.”
The searching ability of Evernote is amazing. Type a word, phrase, tag, ect. into the search bar and Evernote will bring up any relevant notes.
The web clipper is really neat. When you click the elephant, this box pops up.
Save it how you want and it will automatically sync to the notebook you’ve selected. Pretty cool!
On The Go
Evernote has an app for IOS, Android, and Windows.