Evernote

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Description of App: 

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Key Features:

  • Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use
  • Create and edit text notes, to-dos and task lists
  • Save, sync and share files
  • Record voice and audio notes
  • Search for text inside images
  • Organize notes by notebooks and tags
  • Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account
  • Connect Evernote to other apps and products you use
  • Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter
  • Premium feature: take notebooks offline to access them anytime
  • Premium feature: allow others to edit your notebooks
  • Premium feature: add a PIN lock to your Evernote app

Here are some ways to use Evernote for your personal and professional life:

  • Research smarter: snap photos of whiteboards and books
  • Take meeting and class notes, draft agendas and research notes
  • Plan a trip: keep track of travel plans, plane tickets and passports
  • Organize and save recipes; search by ingredients later
  • Create a grocery list or task list and check things off as you go
  • View web pages saved in Evernote on your desktop
  • Capture ideas and inspiration on the go
  • Access files and notes you create on your phone from your desktop
  • Keep track of products and prices for comparison shopping purposes
  • Keep finances in order: save receipts, bills and contracts
  • Reduce paper clutter by taking snapshots of restaurant menus, business cards and labels
  • Use Evernote as part of your GTD system to help you stay organized
  • To get the most out of your Evernote experience, download it on all of the computers and phones that you use.

Evernote is available for: Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Web
Web clippers available for: Evernote for Web; Web Clippers for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer

Learn more: http://www.evernote.com/about/getting_started/

Version: 

4.1.9

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4
iPod Touch 4G

Accessibility Comments: 

As easy as the standard "notes" app, but with many more features.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

I really like the feature-rich simplicity of this app, which makes me choose it over other similar apps. The one thing I couldn't stand about the standard "notes" app was lack of organisation. Finding notes back by notebook, tags or even location is very nice. Plus attaching or taking photos, videos, voice memos within the app itself is just a bonus. Where I use Dropbox for files, I use Evernote for pretty much everything else.