Phil Libin designed Evernote to behave as a second brain. At its most basic, Evernote is simply several pieces of software that store notes, photos, videos, and web pages on virtual notes. The benefit of Evernote is that after you store your notes, you can search for them. Simply put, you will not be poring through countless files on your computer searching for that chicken salad recipe. Instead, you can just log onto Evernote, search for “chicken salad,” and immediately pull up that recipe. The thing about Evernote, though is that it is so simple to use that some users don’t dig deep enough into the program’s capabilities. Those who do not take the time to truly explore this program will lose out.
One feature that is sometimes forgotten is Evernote’s capacity to sync with other devices. This lets you access your notes from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. To accomplish this you only need to install the Evernote app on the device and sign into your account. It will then conveniently sync, saving all your information to all your devices.
If you are concerned about storing your bank account information or your passwords into Evernote, it is not necessary. You can encrypt your information.
It is not difficult to do this. Just highlight the text you want, right click, and select the “encrypt selected text” option. You will then be asked to create a password for your encryption. Now your information is safe and sound.
Another lesser-known feature of Evernote is that it works together with outside apps. One of these being an app for the iPad called WritePad. It allows users to take hand written notes with their stylus or their finger. The user can then decide to save it directly to Evernote.