Review: Evernote keeps all your thoughts organized and accessible

Write notes, set reminders, and send yourself links with Evernote for Mac.

Evernote for Mac makes it possible to write yourself reminders and notes, and keep them stored and organized in the cloud for safekeeping. By installing additional apps for your other devices you can also access your notes on the go from an iPad or iPhone.

We installed Evernote for Mac via the App Store, and were brought directly to a screen for creating an account. Once inside the app, we poked around, appreciating its attractive and functional interface. On our test machine, we wrote a quick note and attached a file to it. Switching over to an iPhone, we fired up Evernote, and our note was there, already waiting. Only the text of the note was downloaded; the file attachment sat in the note as an icon, and we had to click on it again and wait for it to download before we could view it. This could be a problem for offline viewing, as an attractive feature of the app is the ability to look at files, Web pages, etc. at a more convenient time. We did like that this application supports multiple "notebooks," as a way to keep things organized: business in one, personal in another, to-do lists, and recipes, you name it. The shared notebooks feature facilitates collaboration and could be incredibly useful for colleagues working on, or just brainstorming, projects together.

Evernote for Mac offers plenty of useful features in an attractive user interface. It is like having a writer's diary at your disposal, and users looking for ways to stay organized will find it helpful.

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