Phil Libin designed Evernote to behave 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 easy to use that some users don’t dig deep enough into the program’s capabilities. Those who do not take the time to seriously explore this program will lose out.
For instance, you might not realize that it can sync with other devices. You can download the Evernote app onto your smartphone, tablet, and laptop. After logging into your account, Evernote will sync your devices, and will sync them routinely, so that you always have mobile access to your information.
You need not feel worried about storing sensitive information, even information associated with your bank account, on Evernote. That’s because the program lets you encrypt your most important data.
In order to do this: Simply highlight the text you desire to encrypt, right click, and choose “encrypt selected text”. After entering your password and clicking “OK” your information will be protected.
One of the best features of Evernote is how well it works with outside apps. For example, WritePad, an app for the iPad that lets users take notes with their fingers or iPad stylus pen. Once they’ve completed their notes, they can then quickly save them in Evernote.