I’m typically a late adopter of technology by the standards of my 20-something peers. I didn’t get an iPhone until most of my friends had them for years, as in plural. But there is one other bit of technology, other than my cell phone, that has permeated my entire life: Evernote.
I am an avid note taker. I make lists like a fiend. I find extreme joy in recording things that I think and discover, mostly because of my propensity to want to share those things. Enter Evernote. My saving grace for organizing my whimsical ideas into a “note,” which is then contained within a “notebook” about somewhat similar notions, all linked to other notes with relevant content. And the true beauty is that everything I record within Evernote syncs to each device I have Evernote on – my iPhone, my laptop, my iPad.
As complicated as the notes within notebooks and linking notes and such may sound, it’s not. It’s quite easy and weirdly satisfying. And the funny thing is that I know I barely scratch the surface of capability for most computer apps that I use, and even without delving into the depths of all that Evernote is capable of, I am one satisfied consumer. The true brilliance of Evernote is that the more you use it, the more useful it becomes to you due to the sheer volume of (and various types of) information it can manage for you.
Needless to say, just writing this blog post has lead me to discover additional wonderfulness about Evernote, namely Skitch. I’ll stop now as I’ve devolved into full-blown product placement, but the point is: everyone needs help managing their messes. Especially me, Mrs. Mess.
No matter who you are, no matter what you do day-to-day, there’s a system that will make life more enjoyable as you navigate all the beautiful messes we create! Find something, Evernote or not, that can liberate you through intentional organization. I promise you won’t regret it.