One of the biggest problems I run into as a writer is that odd idea that comes up when I don’t have access to a computer or a notepad. I know, I know, a responsible writer should carry a notebook or some other writing implement, but let’s face it, it’s not always convenient or feasible to carry something like that around.
Enter, Evernote. It’s a cool little application you can save to your PC, attach to your browser, and even download to your phone that saves notes, pictures, files, websites, etc. so that you have access to them wherever you have Evernote.
So, say you’re out at the grocery store, and you suddenly have this idea, you can whip out your phone, jot it down in your Evernote application and it syncs with your other Evernote apps. When you get home, you can pull up Evernote on your PC and use the notes to add to your story. You found a recipe surfing the web, but you don’t have all the ingredients? Add it to web-clipper, sync with your phone and use the phone app as a shopping list. And finally, my favorite. Carrying a crafting project that needs a pattern? Stick the pattern in Evernote and have it wherever you go, on your phone or PC. I love it, really, I do. I haven’t had a chance to use it much, but you can believe I will. Bonus, there’s a Linux version.
I will let you know how it goes, but I have a feeling, this is going to be incredibly useful. Or a huge pain. Time will tell.