Evernote: My Go Everywhere Memory & Favourite App


Evernote is my go everywhere memory and as such is my favourite and go to app. It is the best software I have ever come across and that I value the most. However it is not just one product or app now, there are a range of apps that are constantly being improved and seemingly added to. It is an exciting journey of discovery with Evernote and their various apps when you use them all of the time – you never know when the next update will become available or when a new app will be released.

It is difficult to describe why I love Evernote and what I use it for. There seems to be a myriad of ways to use Evernote and discovering a new use is just another of the attractions of Evernote. It seems to be an app that is perpetually making my life easier and clutter free even. Evernote can be used on a whole variety of apps and syncs across them all. A truly fantastic tool.

However, along with most of my web applications and apps, I have fallen behind in my use of Evernote and have a bit of catch up to do. In order for me to achieve this I am turning to the Evernote Blog and the podcasts that provide fantastic updates across all of the apps, uses for the various apps, etc. I am very keen to have a good grasp of the various apps and to have an ability to use them all to their full. They really do make life easier.

So currently I am listening to the podcasts (many of them again – they are entertaining in themselves) and reading the blog posts.

The videos will provide a bit of an introduction to Evernote. I highly recommend becoming familiar with the various Evernote apps and making them a part of your own life, productivity and organisation.

The videos below are by no means the end of the Evernote range of products and tools, but they do provide a good introduction to many of them.

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Kevin’s Portal: Overhaul Completed – Normal Blogging to Continue


The overhaul of Kevin’s Portal is now complete and it has been a massive work. The site has increased in size tenfold plus – and that’s a big plus! I hope the site is even more useful to visitors and a help to those interested in my online activities.

What’s to come now that I have this overhaul in the bag? Well, I will continue to add new social networks and web applications to Kevin’s Portal as I discover and begin to use them. I don’t expect there to be any major changes to the site now for the the foreseeable future – phew!!! I am thinking about some additional content at some point – being mainly a page about the software I use to create my online presence, such as Internet browsers, HTML editor, etc. That is down the track however.

Visit the new look site at:
http://kevinmatthews.zxq.net/

 

Diaries: What to Do?


I was for quite some time bewildered as to what web application I could use for a private diary or journal. I carried out web searches and tested a few different applications (as well as software). I just couldn’t find anything that set out the journal in a way that I liked. The other thing was the fact that I like to test out web applications. So I just had to test out as many as I could. In the end I couldn’t settle on anything that I really liked.

Penzu seemed good – and it is. However, it didn’t have enough formatting options for me and I would have liked more ability to customize it also. But I didn’t want to let go of Penzu – especially if it improved over time and more features were added. Of course, there was always the concern about a web application suddenly closing down as well. What to do?

Suddenly it occurred me – what about WordPress.com? I love WordPress and use it for pretty much all of my Blogs – though I also have other Blogs that I use on Tumblr and Posterous for example (I love testing web applications remember). If there was a private option on WordPress.com than that would be brilliant – and there was. So that was the answer for me – use WordPress for my journal.

So I use both Penzu and WordPress, posting the same entries to both platforms. I like to use Namo WebEditor to write and format my enteries first though, just as I do for all of my WordPress Blogs. It gives me much more control that way. Of course Penzu is still limited in that area.

I thought I’d share that on the News at the Portal Blog because it could be a useful way for people to write their own diaries or journals should they wish to. Don’t rule out WordPress.com as an option – it’s great.

Visit WordPress.com at:
http://wordpress.com/

Visit Penzu at:
https://penzu.com/