Evernote is a web clipping tool that helps you store your favourite web pages in a virtual notebook. It comes in two major forms:
- an online version: the most famous one. This allows you to access your files from any device connected to the internet,
- a desktop version: this is a software that you donwload and install on your computer. I only tried the Windows version. It can be set to synchronize with your web account and download the files that you clipped while surfing the web.
Evernote can be used to store the following purposes:
- technical articles
- motivational quotes
- collaboration/shared documents
Evernote account types
There are three types of Evernote accounts:
- Free: you get 60MB of online storage,
- Premium: costs 5USD per month,
- Business: this one is for collaboration work within a team or a company. I don’t know if this option will one day replace Microsoft Sharepoint.
Creating an account on Evernote
- To create an account on Evernote, go to www.evernote.com and click on Sign Up Now
- Fill in your email and a password to create an account
- At this stage, Evernote will ask you if you want to continue to the application or download the Windows software. I choose to continue to the application
Login to your Evernote account
After you create your Evernote account, there are two ways to login to it:
- by going to www.evernote.com and filling the form with your information,
- by logging to either Evernote Clearly or Evernote Web Clipper.
Here’s what your Evernote will look like when you get familiar with it:
Evernote account settings
To check or modify your account settings, simply go to the upper right corner of the Evernote window and click on your email. Then, click on Account Settings
From there, you can see a summary of your account, change profile settings and even upgrade to premium.
For example, you can change your Evernote account picture by going to Account Settings -> Profile