TechBarber 99 Posted March 15, 2011 Share Posted March 15, 2011 I downloaded Evernote last week and have been using it on my phone, on my home computer (Mac), and at work (Windows). I've found it to be very convenient for some things, but for others, I question why I'm using Evernote in the first place. I'm not here to make any claims or start a heated discussion. I just want to understand the functionality that's offered by Evernote, and frankly, why I'd use it in some scenarios.I've found it to be quite useful for To Do lists at work. I create lists with checkboxes and it's been quite handy. I also like scribbling down phone numbers and messages that I always used to lose or throw out because they were written on random pieces of scrap paper!There are a few functions that I don't understand though, and I want to know if using or not using the feature is simply a matter of personal preference, or if I've missed the point altogether. The first thing I don't really understand is "web clipping". I have the Evernote extension installed at work and at home, but it seems to make more sense for me to just save the bookmark in my web browser - especially if the bookmarks are synced across multiple devices (eg MobileMe, Google Bookmark sync). The other, is taking pictures as notes. I tried this out last night because I'm moving and our lawyer wanted to know the number on our gas/hydro meters. I took the pic and sent to Evernote via the Evernote email address. It worked fine but then I thought, why not just email it to myself. Failing that, I could even just keep it on my phone as I always have it with me anyway.The only other situation that's similar is long notes, like taking research notes for essays etc. I have a "research" note in Evernote right now but I've began to wonder if it wouldn't be better just saving that note to Dropbox. All my other files are there, so why fragment my school work between EN and Dropbox?Again, I don't mean to start a war or anything. I'm just trying to understand why (aside from simple scribbles here and there), I should use Evernote for the reasons above when other methods seem to make more sense. If it is just for the odd scribble, I may revert back to using "Notes" on my iPhone. It's synced on MobileMe to my desktop and to my wifes phone, and to be honest, I find it a bit faster to pull up and edit notes than EN. Link to comment
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