Ever­note helps you get or­ga­nized

The Washington Post Sunday - - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - — Hay­ley Tsukayama

Try­ing to get it to­gether? Ever­note might be the app for you. Down­load it and you can sync notes, lists, voice memos, Web clips, pic­tures and more be­tween com­put­ers, phones, tablets and other gadgets. The app is free and comes with 60 MB of Web space a month. In­stall it on all of your fa­vorite de­vices and sud­denly you have ac­cess to your thoughts via com­puter, Web browser and mo­bile de­vice.

The app works like a dream. You can or­ga­nize what you want to put on Ever­note into note­books that are shared or pri­vate. Notes can be tagged for easy search­ing. Ac­count hold­ers can e-mail them­selves notes, tweet ideas straight to note­books, add im­ages, store screen­shots, record and dic­tate memos, and, of course, type straight into the pro­gram.

Imag­ine you’ve left notes for an ap­point­ment on your com­puter in­stead of print­ing them out or send­ing them to your phone. With Ever­note, you can sim­ply pull up the app or go to the mo­bile Web site, and the doc­u­ment is right there. It’s like Google Docs, but Ever­note sup­ports more types of files and has a much bet­ter user in­ter­face.

The main down­side is that it can take some time to in­te­grate into your life. You re­ally have to sit with the pro­gram and come up with the most in­tu­itive ways to use it. But once you fig­ure out the main sub­ject ar­eas of your life (kids, work, a big project or apart­ment list­ings), Ever­note be­comes an in­dis­pens­able tool.

Ever­note is free and works on Ap­ple’s iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone; An­droid de­vices; Black­Berry; Palm; Win­dows Mo­bile; and Web browsers Chrome, Fire­fox (ex­cept the Fire­fox 4 beta), In­ter­net Ex­plorer and Sa­fari.

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