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Evernote is a great writing and thinking tool

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 28 September 2015

 


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Evernote is a great writing and thinking tool
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 183
Posted DateMonday 28 September 2015 11:03 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

If you have not tried out Evernote yet - give it a whirl. It's an amazing app. I do all my writing in it these days but I also use it as a thinking tool to capture and pull my fragmentary thoughts together.

It synchronises my notes and articles between my laptop, iPad and iPhone. I do serious writing on my laptop. I tend to proof read and reflect on my iPad and while waiting for my wife at the station or travelling into London on the train I use my iPhone for both reading and minor editing. I just love to able to read, write and edit like this any time, any place.

And I can work off-line and it syncs via the web later when I'm connected to the Internet. I love the ability to create different notebooks - a bit like categories and its great also to be able to tag items.

But what I think is the coolest feature of all is the Evernote Web Clipper. This allows me to capture webpages straight into Evernote. There are various options but if I capture a page as a "simplified article" - its strips out all the ads, all the menus, all the side bars - pretty much all the junk and leaves me with nice clean text.

I tend to use it mainly to capture a blog post or an article. In this way as I read through the item later I can strike through the paragraphs that I feel are junk and highlight the good stuff. Then a few weeks later when I come to read it again I can focus my reading on the critical text. Oh and I can mail stuff into the database too - so I also use it to capture ideas and fragmentary thoughts that I can dwell on and pull together later.

Take a look, it has many more features I have not mentioned, I think you will love it.




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