Phil Libin designed Evernote to act as a second brain. At its most rudimentry, Evernote is simply several pieces of software that store notes, photos, videos, and web pages on virtual notes. The main advantage of Evernote is that when you store your notes, you can search for them. In other words, you won’t be poring through countless files on your computer trying to find that chicken salad recipe. Instead, you can just log onto Evernote, search for “chicken salad,” and instantaneously pull up that recipe. The thing about Evernote, though is that it is so simple to operate that some users don’t dig deep enough into the program’s capabilities. Those who don’t take the time to seriously explore this program will miss out.

Mobile

For example you can instantly access your Evernote notes not only from your main computer but also from your smartphones, tablets, and laptops. You merely have to set up the Evernote app on your mobile devices. After that you can sync the program so that after you save a document, photo, or video on one device, it automatically saves the file to your Evernote account.

Protect yourself

If you are anxious about storing your bank account information or your passwords into Evernote, you don’t have. You can encrypt your information.

In order to do this: Just highlight the text you would like to encrypt, right click, and select “encrypt selected text”. After entering your password and clicking “OK” your data will be protected.

Outside apps

Evernote also works with a lot of outside apps. We can’t get into all of these here, but one popular one is called WritePad. WritePad is an app for the iPad that lets users take notes using their finger or a stylus. They can elect to save it within WritePad or they can upload it right to Evernote.

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