beimon 0 Posted June 12, 2009 Share Posted June 12, 2009 I realize this might raise some controversy, but I would like some help in wrapping my mind around Evernote.I've been using the service for a couple of weeks, and love Evernote's ability to search text within images of printed text.I guess my handwriting is pretty bad, because I haven't had any luck with making my handwritten notes searchable.The geotagging of notes seems cool, but I have a blackberry and I can't see how I can perform a location based search.So aside from the character recognition capabilities, what does Evernote offer that is different from using your e-mail system as "your other brain"?? Both gmail and yahoo mail offer powerful search capabilities. They are accessible from various devices, and offer practically unlimited storage. There are browser plug-ins that make it very easy to e-mail web-page clippings to yourself. The character recognition functionality is great, but the inability to extract data from the images is a slight drawback for me (e.g. scanning business cards and importing into my address book).Please don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to knock Evernote. I want to like it. I just haven't found the main reason I would use this instead of a web based e-mail system in combination with a decent scanner.I would love to hear people's thoughts on this.Thanks,- B Link to comment
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