Evernote - My New BFF - Please Join Group!

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC BK 3126272

EvernoteI am always late to the party.  Figuratively only.  I like to be prompt in real life.  But when it comes to the latest technology, I may not be the last one finding out, but I’m definitely not a trendsetter.

Yesterday I discovered a great app called Evernote.  It’s available for use on your computer (web based), the iPad, iPhone and Android phones (mine).  It's been available for years, but true to form, I am just discovering it.

As its name implies, it’s for making notes.  But it does so much more than that.  Their site’s tagline is simply “Remember Everything.” And it helps you do just that!  It can save your notes in so many formats that one would hesitate to think of them as “notes:” text, pictures, video, audio, pdf, etc.  And you can access your data across any of the platforms you happen to be on.  Here's a video with an overview:

I spent a while reading up on it and the more I read the more convinced I became that I needed to implement this in my day to day operations.  I approached my kids about it too as I want them to be able to benefit from the increased productivity that comes with becoming so organized (there are GREAT testimonials on the Evernote blog about students raising their GPA with the help of this app).  Right now my kids are not interested but it’s because the advice is coming from Mom.  Shame.

I won’t go into the many things Evernote is capable of in this post.  There are quite a few Active Rain posts on that.  I had fun reading several this morning.  I was disappointed though that I couldn’t find an Evernote group here in the Rain.  So strongly do I feel about the potential of this app that I created a group and went back to those posts and invited their authors to post their articles to the group.

Evernote is, without a doubt, one of those things that can have a huge impact on your productivity.  I am looking forward to learning more each day and implementing it little by little.  I think a group where users share their best practices would be a huge help in doing this.  Won’t you consider joining and sharing the ways you’re using Evernote to make yourself more productive and effective?

And if you’re new to Evernote, joining is easy and free.  I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to do so.  Yes, they have a premium version, and at $45/yr it won't break the bank.  But trust me, the free version will do fine for a good long time.  By the time you need more storage space you will be so hooked on it that you'll agree the small fee is more than worth it.  

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Mary Ellen Holleran
Holleran Real Estate - Chapel Hill, NC

I had looked into this in the past and never pursued it. Time to take another look-Thanks.

Sep 17, 2011 07:12 AM #1
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Mary Ellen some things take longer than others to "click."  This one may be one of them, according to comments I read out there.  It's worth the effort.  CUTE doggie!

Sep 17, 2011 07:17 AM #2
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Maggie,

So good seeing you again in the Rain. Funny, I've had the evernote app, yet never used it...maybe till now, thanks!

Sep 17, 2011 03:14 PM #3
Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
14257 FM 2920 #115 - Tomball, TX
RE/MAX Elite Properties

Hi Maggie, I'm right behind you -- usually not one of the first to know about technology things.  And even if I am, I like to wait and see how it is rated by the techies!  I too have read good thing about Evernote recently and am planning on using it.  Can't wait to see ideas from others here and will try to contribute as well!  Thanks for starting the group.

Sep 18, 2011 10:48 AM #4
Steve Warrene
Your Town Realty - Lower Burrell, PA
Pittsburgh Real Estate Investment Specialists

I looks like a great app to have on both my computer and Droid phone.  Being busy and successful, I tend to make alot of notes here and there.  So I am going to add it and make it work for me.

Sep 20, 2011 01:08 PM #5
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Lynda, I hope you'll share some of the ways you find it useful as you learn it.

Joyce, I still haven't changed my ways.  It took me this long to get back to this post!  I am looking forward t o your contributions to the group.

Steve, please let us know how it's working for you!  Just today I noticed that it's also got a button on my Outlook.  So I can add things from my beloved Outlook easily.

Sep 26, 2011 12:05 AM #6
Ellie Penaranda
239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co

Maggie, thanks for sharing this one.   If you saw how many little note and business cards on my desk, you'd think they invented evernote just for me.  so many apps out there, if it was not for all of you guys when would I have had time to find them all.  This is going to be my savior this year.  Thanks again and nice to see you on AR too.

Jan 07, 2012 12:47 PM #7
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Ellie, sorry, I've turned off the comment notifier on AR and had no idea you'd posted this. =(

I am using EN almost daily now.  I try to find ways to incorporate it into my business and personal life so I can make both more efficient.

The latest "aha" I had for Evernote was being able to upload the pdf info sheet from the MLS for my listings and properties I am showing.  No more carrying papers around!  No lost sheets and greener too!  I am loving it.

Jan 21, 2012 04:15 PM #8
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