There are so many things to remember these days that it can be somewhat difficult to keep track of everything. While notes in a moleskin, sticky notes, emails to yourself and photos of things you want to remember might be a few ways to remember things - all these methods seem to scatter reminders all over the place. Evernote, a Sunnyvale, California based startup, looks to offer a place to send, store and retrieve all of the things you need to remember.
Evernote leverages a synchronized set of desktop, mobile and Web applications for storing digital information users can access and search easily from anywhere. A user can email photos, emails, notes and audio directly to Evernote via email or the application itself. Once an item is added to Evernote all items are indexed creating a power search function that is even able to search within the text of photos. For example, if you took a photo of a receipt or business card Evernote employs technology that can recognize and index the text in a photo making easier to find what you are looking for while searching. It also offers a web clipping bookmarklet which can save URLs that you have visited on the web as bookmarks.
Evernote offers a three different views of your notebooks which helps in locating items more easily. Its basic view places notes with a thumbnail image in date order. A timeline view offers users the ability to refer to a specific date and time they may recall adding a note. Finally a full page view lets users go through each note one by one.
I feel like Evernote is a superb bookmarking product for a new category I am calling personalized life bookmarks rather than just Web bookmarks like delicious and so many other services offer. I have been in search for a hub or dropbox product like Evernote for awhile and was actually thinking about having one built but after looking at Evernote, it seems they have nailed it. The integrated experience that gives you access to your bookmarks and notes from anywhere is super. The only other thing I would like to see if the ability to leverage text messaging or Twitter to submit a search query to Evernote that will return results that link to the data in question. This could save time searching via the mobile experience and use it only for displaying items.
For more information on Evernote check out this video below.