Digital Notetaking & Archiving With Evernote

The aim of Evernote software is to give you the ability to capture any moment, idea, experience or object whenever you want using the device or platform you find most convenient – and then make it just as easy to find. From creating ink and text notes, to snapshots of whiteboards and wine labels, to clips of webpages, you can capture anything from the real world or the digital one.

As well as using the keyboard entry to type notes, Evernote supports image capture from cameras on supported devices, and the recording of voice notes. In some situations, text that appears in captured images can also be recognised using optical character recognition (OCR) and then annotated . With more advanced touch and tablet screens, the software also has handwriting recognition built-in.

Web clipping plugins are available for the most popular internet browsers that allow marked sections of webpages to be captured and clipped. If no section of a webpage has been highlighted, it can also clip the full page instead. The software also supports the ability to e-mail notes to the service, allowing for automated note entry via e-mail rules or filters. In addition to this, if your device is hardware compatible, Evernote can add geolocation tags to your notes as well.

The online service by Evernote allows selected files to be shared for viewing and editing by other users, and allows for easy integration with Twitter for storing or forwarding “tweets”. You can also use the Twitter system to add notes to Evernote remotely, by sending tweets from any Twitter-capable device.


Keep everything in sync.

  • With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use.

Remember things you like.

  • Save everything you see online and in the real world. Snap a photo, record some audio and save it.

Save favorite webpages.

  • Save entire webpages to your Evernote account with Evernote browser extensions. You can get the whole page: text, images and links.

Take notes anywhere.

  • You’re always moving so your notes should be too. With Evernote, your memories are on every computer, phone and device you use.

Work with friends and/or colleagues.

  • Share your notes and collaborate on projects with friends, colleagues and classmates.

Plan your next trip.

  • Keep all of your itineraries, confirmations, scanned travel documents, maps, and plans in Evernote, so you’ll have them when you need them.

Evernote is a free application that you can download for your device. There is also a premium version that gives you bigger upload capacity, greater sharing options, note history, PDF searching, faster image recognition and no advertising. This costs $5.00 US dollars a month or $45.00 US dollars for the year.


Evernote comes in customised versions for a staggering array of devices: Windows and Macintosh computers; tablets including the Apple iPad and Android; all the major smart phones, including the iPhone and BlackBerry; phones running Google’s Android operating system; WebOS (via App Catalog); and Windows Mobile phones.

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