Evernote is a free productivity tool that allows you to gather all of those scraps of paper, to-do lists, Web clippings, notes, etc. and put them in one, searchable online notebook. Notes can be organized by tags, and are stored on the Web, so they will sync between all your devices.
You can easily share your notes with others: students, faculty, colleagues at other institutions, and invite them to collaborate on documents if you wish.
- Collect research notes as you discover articles or Web sites. Evernote will let you take a snapshot of the Web site, file it in a particular notebook, and make a comment for your future reference.
- Store ideas and reminders related to your courses.
- Take notes during meetings. You can even take a photo of an item and upload it to Evernote directly.
- Develop collaborative documents with colleagues from other institutions.
- Make vacation plans!
Here are some other ideas for using Evernote academically, from Raul Pacheco-Vega.
Proceed to Evernote.com to get started.