When inspiration strikes, there's not always time to stop and write it all down. Can you afford to let those notes become passing thoughts?
In situations like this, it's great to have a robust and versatile note-taker, nestled inside of your smartphone, do all of the heavy lifting.
Evernote is great for taking basic text notes, lists, photo notes or voice memos whether you're in the office, at home or on the go. And it has well over 100 million users have already downloaded this handy little app, so you know it's good!
What sets Evernote apart from similar note-taking apps is the versatility. In addition to the regular note-taking capabilities, you can create to-do lists, scan business cards, digitize sticky notes and other documents, and it synchronizes your notes to your password-protected Evernote account online.
This means that you can access the notes from any Web browser, on any mobile gadget almost anywhere in the world, provided you have Wi-Fi for syncing.
Evernote even has a geolocation feature that lets you search for notes based on the location where they were made. And one of my favorite features is that the app can search for text in photos that you've taken, so you can always find exactly what you're looking for.
You will need to sign up for an Evernote account when you first download the app. It is password protected, so only you can access your account from your different gadgets.
This app is a super-handy free tool. And to get even more must-have features from Evernote, you can upgrade to a Premium account starting at $6.