HWM (Singapore) - - FEATURE -

Ever­note is a main­stay of most ‘best of pro­duc­tiv­ity app’ lists. It’s not hard to see why: Ever­note is re­ally easy to get into and has lasted longer than most of its com­peti­tors. Mole­sk­ine even has an Ever­note note­book, en­sur­ing that your dig­i­tal lean­ings don’t mean you have to give up on pricey hip­ster note­books.

The premise of Ever­note is sim­ple. Cre­ate an Ever­note ac­count and once logged in, you will then be able to cre­ate vir­tual ‘note­books’ to store your notes.

It is a very sim­ple premise that makes one won­der just why the ap­pli­ca­tion has be­come so pop­u­lar. Was it just be­cause the app has been around so long that people just grav­i­tated to­wards some­thing fa­mil­iar? Why should an app that doesn’t do any­thing par­tic­u­larly ground­break­ing be so rec­om­mended?

Ever­note is pop­u­lar be­cause it works. The in­ter­face is easy to nav­i­gate, with clearly marked icons that let you know just what you can or can­not do. No shiny bells and whis­tles, and no dif­fi­cult-to-de­ci­pher com­mands.

Be­sides text, you can add pic­tures or, as the ‘killer’ fea­ture of the app, clip­pings from the in­ter­net. What makes Ever­note an easy ad­di­tion to your life is how eas­ily it in­te­grates into things you do on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

See a web­page you like? Use a browser ex­ten­sion and ‘send’ it to Ever­note. Add pic­tures. Make Ever­note re­minder notes or send your notes to Ever­note via email. The last fea­ture is es­pe­cially use­ful con­sid­er­ing how the aver­age work­ing stiff is al­ways stuck check­ing email any­how. The only short­com­ing of Ever­note is a 60MB us­age limit, at least for free ac­counts. If the most you do with it is jot down the odd note or keep records, then you can prob­a­bly stick to the Free ver­sion. But adding pho­tos, web clip­pings or us­ing Ever­note as a daily jour­nal will soon see you ex­ceed­ing the quota post-haste once you get used to in­te­grat­ing Ever­note in your daily ac­tiv­i­ties. Be­ing able to sync Ever­note to the web and your var­i­ous de­vices, and its cross-plat­form na­ture as well as be­ing able to share note­books with other people makes it an app that is pretty easy to rec­om­mend.

Ever­note’s pri­mary strengths are its ease of use and its seam­less us­age across var­i­ous plat­forms: per­fect for some­one who works on the go. With Pre­mium, you get additional ben­e­fits in­clud­ing text-to-speech, un­lim­ited busi­ness card scan­ning and PDF an­no­ta­tion.









Free (with 60MB monthly us­age cap) Pre­mium US$5 per month or US$45 yearly

Cap­tur­ing de­tails from your to-do lists and web surf­ing is easy and in­tu­itive.

Its slick, well-de­signed UI is one of Ever­note’s sell­ing points.

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