Ever since I bought my iPhone two years ago I’ve become a bit app-obsessed, which in turn is feeding my anal retentiveness a treat. When my daughter was born, I had an app to record her feeds and sleeping habits and I even have an app to record what I spend each month (used sporadically as it’s too traumatic to regularly see what rubbish I spend my money on).
Then a few months ago, Evernote was recommended to me. Essentially, it’s an online scrapbook that you can use on your PC or phone and is 1000% superior to bookmarking web pages.
How it works
Say you’re searching for holidays on the web and you’ve found a particular hotel you like, you simply click on the icon below (you have to add it to your task bar first) and it clips the page and saves it to your Evernote folder. Or maybe you’ve found a brilliant chocolate cake recipe or a frock you like; again, all you have to do is click on the elephant icon and it will clip the page for you so you can go back to it at a later date.
It syncs to your desktop, iPhone, tablet etc and has a super-speedy search function so if for example you want to search for that chocolate cake recipe, it will bring the page up in seconds.
I have the same app on my iPhone and it has a brilliant function whereby you can take a picture of something you will need later, such as a bus timetable and it also saves it to your Evernote folder, which can then be viewed on your PC or Mac too.
I now clip a good 50% of the content I view online. Geeky, it may be but it’s free and it makes my working and personal life a little more organised, which in my book has to be a good thing.
Verdict: an essential app and it’s free!