Posts Tagged ‘Evernote’

13 October, 2016

As it is a software tool [or a service, depending on how you look at it], that I use many times every day, it is surprisingly long since I last wrote about Evernote. Overall, the benefit that I gain from using Evernote is a very flexible operating environment. I can work on my desktop computer [iMac] in my home office. Then, without really making any preparations, I can grab the MacBook and continue my work elsewhere. To a significant extent I can do this with my iPad and my iPhone as well. At a stretch, I could even work at any Internet-connected computer using a browser to access Evernote.

There is almost no limit to the number of applications I find for Evernote, but I would like to highlight a few … Read the rest of this entry »


21 April, 2016

In recent months, there has been much discussion, in appropriate circles, about cross-platform note-taking software. Several vendors have seen the opportunity to provide tools for this purpose, but I want to focus on the three that I feel are most dominant:

  • Evernote
  • OneNote [Microsoft]
  • Notes [Apple]

Although I have been using Evernote for quite a while, I like to keep an eye on other options … Read the rest of this entry »

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22 January, 2015

Like most people nowadays, I use a computer for lots of purposes. Using a computer is all about using software. If a particular program does the job for you, to a large extent it does not matter what kind of computer you have, so long as it supports the chosen software. Along with the operating system, which, in my case, is Windows, there are a number of “standard issue” business programs that most people use – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc. – and we may or may not have an opinion about these, but they are a given.

Other software we get to choose and that is what I am pondering today … Read the rest of this entry »

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18 September, 2014

This is the first in an occasional series of postings with the title “Six of the Best”. This phrase is probably meaningless to many people outside of the UK and Australia and it is quite old fashioned here. It referred to the practice of punishing children with six lashes of a cane – a practice that is, hopefully, now consigned to history. However, I am not going to talk about corporal punishment.

This series is about my six favorite things in various categories. This time, it is apps on my iPad … Read the rest of this entry »

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13 February, 2014

Like most people nowadays, my life is littered with electronic devices. My iPad is special though, partly because I bought one without knowing why I wanted it [which is not my usual modus operandi], but also because it is my [almost] constant companion. I have written before analyzing how I use the device and like to revisit this topic from time to time.

I am currently in the horns of a dilemma, but more on that later. For the moment, I will look at how I use my iPad on a daily basis … Read the rest of this entry »

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31 October, 2013

When was the word “startup” [or maybe “start-up”] coined as a term that describes a company at the initial stage of formation? I have done a bit of research, but not arrived at any firm conclusions. Personally, I do not think it was widely used before 1990.

I guess we all have an idea of what a startup is, but its meaning does seem to be a little fluid … Read the rest of this entry »


3 October, 2013

We live in a stressful world. Do you know anyone [who is in full possession of their mental faculties and not dependent on some substance or other] who is not under stress at least some of the time? No, me neither. It was many years ago that I figured out exactly what stress really is. But that did not enable me to eliminate it.

However, I could take a look at some causes and try to address them … Read the rest of this entry »


4 April, 2013

I have written about Evernote here before and continue to be an enthusiast for the product/service. I observe that I am far from alone, as they claim to have something over 50 million users worldwide. It is very much the “control panel” for both my business and personal lives. It is the default place that I keep information and documents, enabling me to seamlessly access stuff from my PC, iPad, iPhone or any Internet connected device.

Previously, I have given some tips on using Evernote, many of which still stand. However, I have changed the way I work recently and I wanted to share my new approach … Read the rest of this entry »


12 July, 2012

A while ago, I wrote about Evernote – the cloud computing platform that I use all the time. Although most valuable when I am traveling, Evernote helps me on an everyday basis too, as it lets me access and update information from all my “toys” – PC, iPad and iPhone.

Evernote is available free of charge. The free version gives plenty of capability for most users, but this can be enhanced for a modest month/annual fee. Having used the software/service for quite a while now, thought that I would share a few hints and tips … Read the rest of this entry »


17 March, 2011


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When people ask me what kind of job I do, I say that I work in marketing for a software company and qualify that further by describing myself as a “professional enthusiast”. I think that sums up quite well the focus of all my activity in my working life. It suits my character, as I am, by nature, an enthusiast – I find many things interesting and, from time to time, get particularly excited about something. I tend to share my enthusiasm with anyone who will listen, which might be a little wearing for those around me, but they tend to be nice about it, even when they do glaze over.

So, today, I would like to share a recent enthusiasm with you … Read the rest of this entry »


6 May, 2010

I am not an Apple fan. I do not mean that I have anything against the company. Far from it – I am incredibly impressed by their ability to create products and market them so that they really do have a “fan base”. I have used a PC for ever and, whenever I have tried a Mac, I feel that I do not know what is going on. I have never had a compelling reason to consider a switch. I have an iPod – a classic model which stores my entire music collection in my pocket. Even though there are a ton of other MP3 players around, I somehow feel that an iPod is the “real thing”. See: Apple’s marketing even works on me!

That is how things were. And then, along came iPad … Read the rest of this entry »

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