I read quite a few blogs of folks who mention that Evernote is part of their digital organization strategy. It keeps getting mentioned on my favorite podcasts. Brett even sent me a copy of his awesome Evernote book a while back1.
But I just can’t find a good use for the software for myself.
Other Apps Are Meeting my Evernote-y Needs
I keep blog posts, random notes, and travel information in text files that are synchronized via Dropbox. I keep tasks in OmniFocus. Photography shoot information (including future ideas for projects/locations) goes there as well.
Software is Personal
There isn’t a single software solution that’s right for everyone. I will happily write and speak about the software I use to get things done and move through life, and I will happily converse with people to see if it might be able to help them as well. But I won’t get religious about it and I won’t claim that my way must be the way.
If you have some crazy-good use for Evernote, please leave a comment below. Perhaps it does something awesome that I don’t know about, or perhaps you’ve found a great hack or use that adds a lot of value to your life. Please share. Even if Evernote isn’t the right software for me, I want to learn how you use it.
Brett’s book really is great. If you’re thinking about Evernote, buy it. I wouldn’t be an affiliate if I didn’t think it was a good book. ↩