When Bo showed me OneNote, I was hooked. What an incredible tool. Previously, I had been having trouble keeping up with my digital organization. Where did I put that file? Which file within a file within a file? For an organizational nerd like me, my digital filing had proven frustrating. I could not get a handle on it, until OneNote.
When I heard we were moving to Macs, my heart fluttered. Kind of like the first time I saw Brad Pitt and George Clooney together in a movie:
Despite the fact that we were going to have OneNote on the Macs, it was a program that runs only with parallels, and this seemed like a lot of trouble to me. I had heard that Evernote was a tool similar to OneNote, and so I decided to play a bit to discover if Evernote would make my heart flutter as much as George and Brad. It does.
I like sets my heart a-flutter in evernote:
1) It is a FREE app that I can download to my personal mac, my ipad, and my iphone (yes, Apple, you have me under your spell).
2) I can make documents on any of those devices, and the docs will sync up. So when I’m working from home, I don’t have to worry about syncing when I get to school. It’s automatic.
3) I can take pictures/screen shots and insert them into the documents.
Free tip: To take a screen shot on your Mac, hold down the Command+Shift+3 key. This will save a screen shot of your screen. To take a screen shot of a selected area, press Command+Shift+4. Then you can choose what you want to select. It will also save to your desktop.
4) I can have notebooks and pages just like OneNote, so my organizational Lion is appeased.
5) I can tag each page for easy searching later.
6) I can make “audio” notes. This is kind of like dictation, but I can send it and save it just like I can any written page.
7) I can share anything I’ve done on Evernote on Facebook, Twitter, or via Email.
Now, if only I can figure out how to transfer all of my OneNote files to Evernote. 🙂