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5 Reasons Why Evernote is a Great App for Leaders

 

I continue to write posts about one of my favorite productivity applications.  It’s called Evernote. Evernote is a note/picture/voice taking productivity application used on laptops and mobile devices. If you aren’t familiar with it, let me share with you five reasons I love this product:

Efficiency 

Evernote allows me to put a note, picture, or voice recording into the application and then Evernote automatically syncs with my other devices. Whether I’m using my iPhone, iPad or MacBook Pro, I input once and am updated on all three, and it does it quickly and without error. I place my notes into files that are searchable and specific to the subject matter. Every blog post I write starts as a separate Evernote file. I also capture eBooks, articles and blog posts I want to read later with Evernote. 

Convenience 

Evernote is with me wherever I go. I sometimes carry my phone with me when I’m walking the dog. I can quickly put thoughts that come to me into a file in Evernote as I walk. (She’s sometimes slow!) If I see a picture, I can snap it and place it in an Evernote file for later use. I use it to help me remember products I see on the shelf and want to research later. 

Creativity 

Evernote fuels my creativity, because it allows me the freedom to think in the moment. I no longer have to wait until I get back to my laptop to brainstorm. I’m less likely to forget ideas, because I can record them as they come to me in the appropriate file. I am constantly snapping the picture of something that triggers a creative thought. 

Reliability 

I never have to lose a thought again! There is seldom a time where I would not have one of these devices with me, so whenever I have a thought, I always have a place to record it, which again, automatically syncs with the other devices. I’ve yet to have the application crash, freeze, or fail to sync. 

Access 

Evernote is a free application! You can’t beat the price for such a productive tool. Evernote is finding new ways to share information. If you notice at the end of each post now I have an Evernote share icon. You can now save my posts into your Evernote application. (How cool is that?) I have since moved to the premium service, which is extremely cheap, to make sure I never run out of space.  

Recognizing that some people struggle where to get started, I wrote Evernote for Pastors. It’s a very non-techie (like me) introduction to the product and practical ways it’s making me a better pastor. 

If you are looking for a way to stay more organized and be more productive, check out Evernote for Pastors 

 

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Ron Edmondson is a pastor and church leader passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive, and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. Ron has over 20 years business experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner, and he's been helping churches grow vocationally for over 10 years.