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Evernote For Android

Posted by on Aug 8, 2011

Y’all know I haven’t had my smartphone for a very long time, but I have learned about a couple of things here and there that are helpful, for whatever reason, to both the phone and my home PC. One of those programs is an app and program called Evernote.

Evernote is basically a connection between your computer and your smartphone. What it allows you do to is capture something on either end and by doing a sync having it show up on the other platform so you can use it. For instance, something I use it for because my short term memory is going (hey, I’m over 50!) is for a grocery list. I created what’s called a “note” that I titled “grocery list”. Then I just pop in what I need to remember to buy from the grocery store and, because I always have my phone on me, when I’m in the store and have totally forgotten why I’m there I can grab the phone, run the sync, and what I put in it at home will be there.

Something else you can do from the other end is take a picture and save it in a note and then run the sync when you get home. This means you can easily save images you took elsewhere to your computer for use elsewhere; I use them in some blogs posts here and there. Also, when I’m away from home something I tend to often do it come upon a website that I’d like to see again at home, most of the time blogs I want to comment on but don’t have time then and there. All I have to do is highlight the link, go to the phone’s menu and select save, and then pick the Evernote program and it creates a new note with that link.

You can also do all these things in reverse but there are some differences. No matter what you do, you can’t copy an image to your smartphone from Evernote. And sometimes if the link doesn’t come through as a link from your computer you can’t look that up either. At least I haven’t yet figured out how to copy and paste anything on the smartphone; if anyone has any ideas on that one please let me know.

You can create categories called “notebooks” so you can have multiple types of messages. You can also tag these things so if you’re unsure where they are you can search for them. I haven’t gotten to that point yet but if I ever become a power user I might. You’re allowed up to 2GB of data that you can have for free on Evernote; that’s not bad at all.

Oh yeah, but that tells you that the app and program are free; can’t beat that. It was recommended to me and now I’ll recommend it to you; enjoy!

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Using evernote since a while and I can confirm all you say, especially since I got 2 computer, iPhone and iPad to share things between, yeah I really *need* something Evernote not to lose my mental sanity.

August 8th, 2011 | 9:31 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

LOL! Thanks Gabriele. I know at some point I may be using it more than I am now but it’s pretty cool to this point.

August 9th, 2011 | 2:14 AM

I’ve seen Evernote was wasn’t sure I would find it useful. Might have to give it a look see now. I have some apps that let me transfer data back and forth now. Evernote sounds easier.

August 8th, 2011 | 4:42 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Scott, it seems to work well for me. Since you say you’ve seen it then obviously it works with iPhone as well.

August 9th, 2011 | 2:16 AM

You’re preaching to the choir, my friend. I’ve been using Evernote ever since Google Notebook stopped being developed. I especially like the 1-click page-bookmarking using those Share social buttons…

August 8th, 2011 | 9:17 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Sonny, that does work well on the phone doesn’t it? I’m really glad it’s easy to use, but I keep thinking I’m missing some things as well, as far as how to use them.

August 9th, 2011 | 2:18 AM

For nearly 2 years I have tried different software for sync PC and mobile phone. Recently I used Evernote for my Android tablet. Very simple interface, I must admit that it is more light compared to Windows mobile devices similar software.

August 10th, 2011 | 2:02 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

Glad it works well for you Carl. It is simple and I have to admit I’m a fan.

August 10th, 2011 | 2:33 AM
Cristian Balau:

I’ve seen a lot of people talking about this app lately. I actually discovered just now that I actually have this app installed on my android phone but never used it (I sometimes install popular apps but I never use them eventually). It asks me for an account and password, I didn’t register till now so probably that the reason I didn’t use it.

August 10th, 2011 | 10:40 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

It’s not bad Cristian, but don’t forget to pop it onto your regular computer or laptop as well.

August 10th, 2011 | 4:14 PM

lol, I actually downloaded evernote to my ipad and then forgot what it was for… thanks!

August 10th, 2011 | 11:20 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

No problem Anne; I bet a lot of people do that. Goodness, I have tons of apps on my phone that I have no clue as to what they do.

August 10th, 2011 | 4:14 PM

I’ve also been using Evernote for awhile now but don’t have a smart phone. I did just get an iPod Touch so I can still take photos and save that in Evernote for any notes I may have. I’ve found it to be a really cool program. Glad you are enjoying it Mitch.

The older we get, the more reminders we need! 🙂


August 12th, 2011 | 5:02 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

You’re right about that Adrienne; I think I just have so many things on my mind that some things slip away here and there. But I figured Evernote had to be able to work on other platforms as well.

August 12th, 2011 | 9:32 PM

Hi Mitch.
Thanks for this nice information. I didn’t know that it’s existed for Android. Cool! Now I can use it on my Android phone.

August 15th, 2011 | 12:36 AM