Are you Using Evernote? If Not You Should Be!

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Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

Back in August I read a great post from William Johnson about the program Evernote.  It seemed like a great program so I immediately tried to put on my Droid phone.  I tried to download several times and had trouble and eventually gave up.  As it turned out it was my phone that was the problem and not Evernote.  I have since gotten a new phone from Verizon.

So this week I came across Evernote again and decided to give another try since I was looking for apps for an Ipad.  It installed no problem on my phone, Ipad and laptop.  Now the theory behind Evernote is that anything you do on any of these devices (where Evernote is installed) will be accessible by any of them anywhere at anytime.  The best part it is FREE, yes FREE!

Now here is where my story comes in.  I have it installed on all 3 but haven't really had a chance to use it yet other than to make one note on it so far which was a phone number.  I was at a Dr. appointment looking at a magazine when I saw something I wanted to make a note of.  Of course in looking I didn't have a pen with me.  So I pulled out my phone and was typing in a note (ugh what a pain!)  when I thought of Evernote.  I opened Evernote and was about to type the note in there so it would be in my files when I saw that it said "snapshot."  I hit the button and it took a picture of the page I wanted to save and stored it into Evernote!  So instead of a hastily typed note of what I wanted from the magazine I had the whole page!  Now I know you are saying what is the big deal you can do that with your phone's camera.  BUT your phone's camera does not allow you to access that data from ANYWHERE.  When I got home I opened my laptop and there was the photo I had taken with my phone already in the memory of Evernote.  No having to transfer the pictures etc..

The point of all of this is-how many times in a day do you take a note from something you would really like to copy and so on? You can take pictures of things or data that will immediately be available to your assistants never mind all the other things Evernote does.  Check it out, it could really make your day more organized and time efficient!

 

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Comments (20)

Amber Boyd
Novus Real Estate - Wylie, TX

this is a great post! please keep them coming as i really enjoy reading them.

Dec 12, 2010 05:52 AM
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate

Thanks Debra. Heading over to Evernote right now

Dec 12, 2010 05:53 AM
Andres Munar
Keystone Alliance Mortgage - State College, PA
Experience The Difference

I always take pictures of things that I want to remember. Maybe I'll have to try this ap out :)

Dec 12, 2010 05:54 AM
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Thank you Debra for the information. I will check it out right now! - David

Dec 12, 2010 05:56 AM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Ok, Debra, you've got me.  I'll try downloading.  Does it work for Blackberry's?  Cindy actually introduced me to it at Philly Raincamp.  It's what she was using to sync her IPAD with her laptop.  Of coarse I could use an ipad first but I'll check it out before then anyway.

Dec 12, 2010 09:33 AM
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Debra--You have convinced me too.  I am going to give it a try and contact YOU if I have any trouble!! :O)  Just kidding, but as we learn new uses maybe we can all share!!

Dec 12, 2010 03:35 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Thanks for all the comments.  I hope you all find it helpful.  Great idea Pat to compare notes!  Leah I think it works with every phone out there.  I have been using it more and more and it is so darn helpful!  I love it!

Dec 14, 2010 06:07 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

A great post Debra!

Dec 14, 2010 10:30 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Never know of this before..

Thanks for this tip.

Ginger

Dec 14, 2010 12:51 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Debra, You missed the coolest thing of all. Did you know that the data in that photo is searchable? Type Yaho.com since it is the photo. The words in the photo are searchable and it pops right up. Taking photos of business cards. Remember the first name or the last name or the company??? and the business cards pops up. 

Thanks for the mention in the post. What till see everything else it does, it is totally awesome.

Dec 15, 2010 06:12 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Josh-Thanks for stopping by!

Ginger-Hope it is something you can use!

William-No I didn't know that!  See just another cool feature of this great program!!!!  Thanks William!

Dec 15, 2010 06:15 AM
Olga Vasquez
Park Regency - Granada Hills, CA
Olgasells

Debra: Thank you this is a very good information, I am going to do it today!

Dec 17, 2010 08:34 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Olga-Glad you can use it!

 

Dec 18, 2010 12:37 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Thanks for sharing - will check it out today!

Dec 19, 2010 10:50 PM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Debra I just downloaded it and use it already and it is great...thanks for sharing this for everyone...Merry Christmas

Dec 20, 2010 03:03 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Norma-I love it more everyday!

Patty-If you find something new and interesting in the program don't forget to share it with us!

Dec 21, 2010 03:17 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Thanks - I have evernote and been using it - love it!

Dec 31, 2010 12:24 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Norma-Thanks for stopping by!

Dec 31, 2010 04:28 AM
Senad Dizdar
cloudHQ - San Francisco, CA
 

Yes - Evernote is excelent tool for realstate business. For example with Evernote web clipper you can just clip listings from the web and share the link with the note. Or just snap a photo of a property and add it to Evernote note. Or even record conversations. 

I also want to point you to my blog post explaining best practices how to use Evernote, Dropbox and cloudHQ.net in real-estate business. For example, I strongly suggest that all Evernote notes should be replicate up to Dropbox (or Google Docs) for backup and archiving purposes. 

The blog post is here: http://blog.cloudhq.net/post/25940598406/how-to-use-evernote-dropbox-and-cloudhq-in-real-estate

Your feedback is appreciated.

Thanks,
Senad

P.S.  We also started Facebook group with RealEstate Technology Tips:https://www.facebook.com/RealEstateTechnologyTips 

Jul 06, 2012 07:29 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Senad- Thank you so much for your comment!  I already checked out the facebook page and liked it with my personal and business page and now I am off to check out your blog post.  LOVE EVERNOTE!

Jul 07, 2012 05:24 AM