Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Use Evernote to jot notes, create to-do lists, clip entire Web pages, manage passwords, and record audio. Everything added to Evernote is automatically synchronized across platforms and devices and made searchable. Evernote will even recognize printed or handwritten text in photos and images.
Evernote offers two account levels, free and premium. Free users have access to all the tools, recognition, and synchronization, but are limited to a 40MB monthly upload allowance. Premium accounts receive 500MB monthly upload allowances, SSL security, priority image recognition, and premium support.
Evernote is a great program that can make a student’s life easier. Evernote allows students to take class notes or research notes and put them in one program that syncs to just about any device. One way that Evernote comes in handy is that it will let you record audio or even video, which is stored for later retrieval. This would be great for important lectures, especially those that are hard to understand. You can play them back later, as many times as you want. Another way to use Evernote is by typing your notes into Evernote. Evernote automatically saves all your notes without you needing to press a “Save” button, so you don’t accidentally lose your work. Because of this Evernote can be a great backup for your papers, because it can be accessed anywhere there is internet by logging in to your account.
Another great feature of Evernote is that it allows you to share notes with other people. To do this, pick the note you want to share and then press the “share” button and it will be send off to that person.
Evernote also has an App store called Trunk. It allows users to add on even more features to Evernote by downloading apps to your computer or mobile device. One downside to this is that most of the apps are not free.