In the battle of apps that aim to increase your productivity while decreasing your stress levels, Evernote sits at the top of the list. Evernote will change and revolutionize the way you organize your notes, projects and do much much more. Whether you need to write notes, organize files and notes, create to-do lists, archive things you find on the internet, share files with others or a number of other things, this app is perfect for you. It really does do it all when it comes to making yourself a more productive individual.
Oftentimes we have a number of different apps for keeping things in order and organized, but with Evernote, you can keep everything conveniently in one place. The time you will save from having everything in one app as opposed to three or four will quickly add up. But perhaps best of all, the app is available to use for free. While the free option is worth a download on its own, there are also two other pricing models they offer that should be considered.
They offer Evernote Plus for $3.99 a month or $34.99 a year and Evernote Premium for $7.99 a month or $69.99 a year. Evernote Plus gets you 1 GB of new uploads every month, unlimited number of devices, access everything offline and be able to save emails to Evernote. Evernote Premium gives you 10 GB of new uploads, everything else that Evernote Plus includes as well as search inside Office docs, scan and digitize business cards and instantly show notes as a presentation. Either of these subscriptions (or just keeping it free) are good options to choose.
So now that you know more about the identity of the app and how much it costs, let's take a closer look at how to use it in the best manner possible. After you start the app and create an account, you will be able to select whether you want the free version, the plus version or the premium. Once all of that is selected, you can get started and start to see the true value of this app.
This app allows users to create a "note" which can be anything from a text note, a webpage, a picture, a voice memo or even a handwritten note. So while the name"note" might seem pretty restricted, the name isn't a good representation of everything that you can do. In addition to the different kinds of "notes" you can have, there are also a number of different alternations and additions you can make to these notes. You can attach files to notes, annotate the notes, comment on the notes, link from note to note and even search the notes, which are all pretty great features.
In addition to creating these notes, you can actually sort these notes into a notebook for further organization. So if you have numerous different notes that go together, they can easily be combined into a notebook. For example, you could have a "photos" notebook, a "recipes" notebook or any other topic you desire. These notebooks make it easy to save a ton of related notes, webpages, pictures and information in one place.
So while this already sounds like a pretty amazing productivity app (especially with the ability to use it for free), there is much more the app can do. For example, the app allows you to share your notes and notebooks with others, so it can be a great place to collaborate with coworkers and friends. Also, Evernote works well on basically any device you could imagine, and the app can also sync your content and notes to any and all devices. So if you normally use the app, but decide to add something to a notebook while browsing on your laptop, it can be added and synced with ease!
Now one of the problems a lot of people may have with the app is that they "can't get into it". The biggest reason for this is that people are tentative when they start with it and don't "jump right into the deep end" so to speak and only use it for a few individual tasks. See, this app doesn't do one thing perfectly, but does many different things very well. As a result, the app is best enjoyed when you fully commit to it as your only note-taking app, your only bookmarking app, your only stop for memos and to -do lists and more. And remember, everything is searchable, so even if you have a ton of stuff from months and months ago that you saved there, it can still be found later on with a simple search if you so choose.
This app is also great as it has value for people in all walks of life and no matter what you do, you can find a boatload of different things to do with this app. For example, if you are a student, this app is great for keeping lecture notes, highlighting articles and streamlining group projects. On the other hand, if you are an employee, this app makes it simple to create agendas, work on projects, annotate documents during meetings and much more.
If you give this app a chance and make it your hub for everything, you will be pleasantly surprised at how productive it could make you. The app has changed the way millions and millions of people take notes, save web pages, create lists and much more. Most of us have several different apps that keep us on task and productive, but with Evernote, all you need is one.