Evernote is probably the ultimate organisation app that you will find. It’s an app that will help you organise your life into folders that you can access on your laptop, tablet, and phone. It’s compatible with all files and formats- you can save notes in the form of images, text, audio, video, or web links in one place.
For students, Evernote offers an invaluable method of organising research and streamlining the collaboration process.Here’s how:
- You can organise your research by making a notebook for every topic you’re working on. For example: Second World War and then you can tags to them to distinguish between ‘references’, ‘quotes’, or ‘important dates’.
- Use the web clipping option to clip particular sections from webpages that you might find relevant to your research. This eliminates the time-consuming process of making notes from webpages. You can also clip sections from a long journal article to make sure you’ve weeded out anything that is not relevant.
- If you’re working on your research as a group, use the ‘share notebook’ option to allow your fellow students to add or edit your work. Changes get updated in real time. This way, you always have the updated and latest version of your document.
Evernote has a search feature, so if you’re looking for a quote, or a particular resource and you can’t remember the exact title, you should be able to search using intuitive keywords. What’s interesting is, if you have a handwritten note that you’ve scanned and saved onto Evernote, the search result includes matching handwritten notes as well. This feature could save you an awful amount of time. If you’re a Google chrome user, you can also install Evernote’s web extension – when you search Google, it searches Evernote at the same time!
Where to find it?
Evernote is available on all platforms. To use it on your desktop or laptop, you can download it from their website – evernote.com. You can get the Evernote app from the following places: