Weekly App Highlight :: Evernote on iPad
by Jennifer Keegin
Here’s the funny thing about Evernote for me. I was asked to present at ACUI’s Annual Conference doing a quick tech demo type session during the Vendor Expo a couple of years ago and I chose Evernote. I didn’t actually use it – I used OneNote at the time but knew they were similar, etc. I learned a ton about Evernote and the session came out great. Fast forward two years – and I LOVE using Evernote – but I have to say it’s because I love using it with the iPad.
We purchased two iPads for our Campus Activities area. We had intentions of using them for quick demos for student groups (where to access info, how to get things done), Student Voice assessment applications, Scanfob/Attendance Record purposes etc. and we do use it for all those things. But I adore the iPad for meetings. Light, easy to carry, silent typing AND Evernote as an app.
Okay, so what’s the big deal? For me – it’s the idea that everything syncs from iPad to iPhone to desktop seamlessly AND I can grab my info from anywhere. Yes, there’s a shared drive at work and yes, I put anything super important on the shared drive. I’m talking about meeting notes, scribbles to myself that I don’t need shared with everyone – but I do need shared between mobile devices and the desktop.
A feature that I’ve used many times as well with this app is the record button. I can record meetings if I’m concerned I’m going to miss something. Big plus.
The Evernote team is always adding new features as well. They have a new guy on staff that is focusing on using Evernote to help you lose that weight that you promised on January 1. There’s a new function (Evernote Hello) for iPhone that allows you to make a directory/phone book of sorts with your contacts, which you could access on your iPad.
Have fun and if you have questions or favorite ways you use Evernote – share it below!