Friday, March 9, 2012

Then What's With the Apron?

A few months ago, I came across an article of fifteen apps writers must have. One of those apps was Evernote, an app that could save brief notes, large descriptions, pictures and audio. I downloaded the app because I thought it was something that may actually get some use from. I also thought it would be handy for when I am away from my computer and needed to make quick notes because not only does Evernote save the notes on your phone, it also syncs it up with Evernote's web service and Evernote's desktop program so no matter where you are, you have access to your notes. You can even purchase an upgrade to gain access to your notes offline.

I originally used Evernote to just jot down ideas for stories but I soon began using Evernote for when I go out to cemeteries and keeping all my history notes easily accessible. I also use it to remind me what I want to write about on my blog. But all of this is just the beginning of what Evernote can do.

One feature I just found on Evernote is CallTrunk, an extension that can record your phone calls and stores them on the web so you can listen to them later, annotate them, download them or delete them. I don't see where I would need something like that but for business people, I could see that being used when away from the office. And there are dozens of other apps and extensions that can be used with Evernote to make your note-taking endeavors even more amazing.

I downloaded the Evernote app in January and it has quickly become my second most used app on my phone. After Angry Birds I'm kind of ashamed to admit. So head over to the Evernote website and take a look at everything they have. If you are interested in diligent note-taking or even just keeping track of things you see on the Internet, Evernote can help you out.

I'd like to think that Gladys just wanders her house while Brutus and Wilberforce are at work and school wearing her apron even when she is nowhere near the kitchen. It's images like that that help me through the day and put a smile on my face.

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