Thursday, June 27, 2013

Evernote turns 5

Although I am a HUGE Microsoft OneNote fan I have also always been a HUGE fan of Evernote. The ability to take notes on any device (including directly form the web is priceless). The ability to have all these notes sync’ed across all the devices all the time so they are always up to date is again priceless.
I think that one of the things that you find with successful people is that they WRITE THINGS DOWN. From to-do lists, to notes, to FAQs, to procedures and policies, blogs, what they share in common is a desire to get information out of their head and down somewhere. If you read David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” (aka GTD) one of his big mantra’s is getting things out of your head and down somewhere to be more productive. It is simply but so very effective.
I think Evernote now has some real competition with Microsoft OneNote being available with every version of Office and also via Office Web Apps. However, I hope that Evernote continues to innovate and develop their product because I still use it very regularly.

With Evernote now exceeding 65 million users I am proud to say I was an early adopter who understood the benefits of what Evernote was creating (as evidenced by my Evernote user number above).
So, if you are not writing things down then you are going to struggle to succeed. If you want a smart way to getting stuff out of your head you can’t go wrong with Evernote. Not only is it a brilliant product it is also FREE! Thus, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be using it everywhere if you want to be successful.