Friday, October 9, 2009
Evernote and Dial2Do - Two Of My Favorite Apps
Posted by Pete Paxton in "Smartphone Talk" @ 01:30 PM
Have you used either of these? I started a couple of months ago and now next to an Internet browser, they are my most used apps. For those who haven't used Evernote, it's a note taking app that's available for a large variety of systems. There's a version for Windows, Windows Mobile, Mac, Iphone, Blackberry, and a web based version. If you get creative, you can even run Evernote on Ubuntu. Each of these versions stay synced all the time so you have your notes wherever you go. It supports web clipping, voice notes, photos, and all your notes are stored in self created notebooks. See a recipe you want on the web? Clip it and store it in an Evernote notebook.
I've been using Evernote for online receipts, projects, lesson planning, web clippings of future purchases, and other various articles. I also use it as a place to store scanned images. I use the mobile version and the camera on my mobile device to take pictures of notes, copies of rebates, whiteboards, store products, and anything else I may want a photo reminder of. After each sync, your notes are on all your devices. You also get your own Evernote email address.
This is where Dial2Do comes in. Any email you send to your Evernote email address becomes a note. Dial2Do allows you to send voice email messages that end up as text messages in your recipient's email inbox. You can have up to 100 contacts in Dial2Do and Evernote can be one of them. So I dial up Dial2Do and leave a voice message that ends up as a text note in my Evernote account. Very cool. Both services are free though Evernote also provides a premium account which is the one I have. Click on either logo to go to their site.
Let us know if you use these services and how you like them. While your at it, what are some apps that you use that the rest of us might be interested in?