Evernote is a program designed to make a student’s life easier. It’s meant for a student to take their class notes and put it all in one program that syncs to just about any device, making note taking hassle-free. Below is an Evernote Review!
The greatest thing about Evernote is that it allows users to make any type of note. For instance, if your teacher lectures too fast to write everything down, go ahead and just record them through Evernote and sit back and relax your hands. Or even take a video of the lecture to watch again later on your computer. Or if you’re more of the traditional type person, typing your notes is very simple on Evernote as formatting is a lot like Microsoft Word and there are (thankfully) very few restrictions on text styles, even in the mobile version. You can even take your own handwritten notes with your mouse or a tablet if that suits your fancy as well. And a great bonus about taking notes in Evernote is that even if you accidentally delete a note, it’s not permanently deleted! It just gets moved to the trashcan and you can always restore the note. Notes are only permanently deleted if you delete them from the trashcan. Evernote also automatically saves all your notes without you needing to press a “Save” button. So say goodbye to those sleepless nights when you accidentally don’t save your ten-page essay on Word! Just do it on Evernote.
Evernote also allows you to share notes with other people, and it’s so easy. Just pick the note you want to share, press the “share” button and send it off. No hassle of attaching documents or looking for them in certain folders. Evernote also gives you your own special Evernote email where notes can be sent to you and automatically put into your Evernote.
And of course, Evernote is also available not only on your computer, but also on your mobile device. Evernote can be downloaded on iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads, Andriod phones and tablets, Windows 7 phones, Blackberry phones, the Blackberry PlayBook, and the Palm Pre and Pixi. iPad users even get a bonus with Evernote’s “Evernote Peek” which is an app that allows iPad users with a smart cover to test themselves on any subjects with trivia questions they can peek at from under their smart cover.
You can also sync Evernote so that whatever you put on one device’s Evernote will show up on your other devices as well, as long as you have an internet connection. Transferring your notes from your mobile device to your computer is so much easier! Notes can also be tagged to be easily found through the search bar.
Evernote also has it’s own app store called “Trunk”. You can add on even more features through Evernote by going to the Trunk and downloading apps for your computer or mobile device. However, most of the apps do have a price (except those that Evernote supplies for free), but they are decently priced if you put them to good use.
Also, did I mention that Evernote is free to use? I know it sounds like a program that seems costly, but Evernote is completely free to use unless you want to upgrade to the Evernote Premium version, which comes with more benefits. If you’re thinking of about using Evernote Premium, it’s $45.00 per year or $5.00 per month, which isn’t bad considering that with it you get 1GB of space, ability to access your notes offline, ability to view past versions of notes in note history, faster image recognition, no ads, top priority support, more sharing options, larger size notes, PDF search, and a pin lock for your Evernote to keep it secure. But the free version of Evernote is still absolutely great to use if you can’t afford the Premium Evernote. There are hardly any bothering restrictions on the free version besides a 60MB limit (which is actually a decent amount of space for simple note taking) and an ad that’s placed in the corner of the program, though it is very small, and therefore hardly troublesome to deal with. And the ad only shows up in the computer version of Evernote. The mobile version doesn’t have an ad as far as I know.
So take advantage of this great tool now. Trust me, once you start using it, it’ll be hard to imagine how you ever worked without it.
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Check out the video below on the Evernote App iPhone Review!