You know me. I love gadgets and apps that make my life easier. Especially my Creative Life.
I first came across Evernote back in 2009, but didn’t really use it until the end of last year. Now, I can’t stop using it.
What is Evernote?
It can be almost anything you want it to be. Basically it’s a note taking application, but not only can you store text, you can also store images, audio, and other types of files within it.
What makes it so great?
The fact that with a desktop app, web app, and a smart phone app I can edit, upload, and access all my stored information pretty much from anywhere at anytime; and it all stays synced between applications. So, If I’m out and about and make a note on my phone app, when I get back home and crack open my Mac, the note is already there or, if I go to someone’s house and want to show them the note and they don’t have Evernote installed on their computer, as long as they have an internet connection, I can log on to the Evernote web app to show them.
For me, that means I don’t have to lug my Mac around everywhere I go, or keep track of a millions flash drives.
How do I use Evernote?
I use Evernote both for work and personal life, but mainly for my writing. Evernote has become my new tool for all development work for my projects. Because I can access it anywhere at anytime, EVERYTHING starts in Evernote. Once again, I can be anywhere, and as long as I have my phone, or a computer with internet connection, I can work any of my projects.
I’ve been using Evernote to work on my latest screenplay: Sylvia. I’ve used it to develop the characters, the Acts, the Sequences, and the Scene Map. With all this information in Evernote, I can work on it anywhere, anytime, and don’t have to worry about transferring it all back to my main computer because once I open the Evernote Desktop app on my Main Computer, guess what? It’s already there.
So, using Evernote allows me to travel light, so to speak.
I’m adapting my Screenplay “Things People Do” into a web series and I’ve written the Season Summaries and Episode Summaries in Evernote. After chopping my script up into episodes with Scrivener and polishing those episodes in Final Draft, I can save the Final draft files to notes in Evernote, along with ready to read PDF’s of the script to access at, you guessed it, anytime anywhere.
Another great feature of Evernote is it’s sharing ability. You can share notes, or entire notebooks with anyone. You can email notes from your account, and send emails to you Evernote account.
It’s another great application with nearly endless possibilities and applications.
I recommend Evernote to Everyone!
The best thing about it is that it’s free. So go on over to the Evernote website and give it a try. What do you have to lose? Nothing. What do you have to gain? Everything!