Evernote first won us over as a really great notes app—and that was years ago. Since then, it has remained a simple tool to keep track of information, while keeping us enamored with new features across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
The app integrates photos, images, web pages, and audio clips into your notes—regardless of whether they’re typed or handwritten—and lets you effortlessly group notes into notebooks, which makes getting organized easier.
Inside the app you’ll find tons of organizational and template options, making Evernote flexible enough for an endless number of workflows. And everything you create in Evernote can be shared.
Use the app to handle checklists, to-do lists, memos, agendas, class notes, recipes, and instructions for your babysitter or pet sitter. Notes can be everything from text to a quick sketch to a few screenshots or photos. And Evernote’s built-in camera feature can scan and digitize dozens of items, like receipts, letters, whiteboards, drawings, and handwriting. There’s a handsome dark mode too.
Every item you create in Evernote is searchable—find what you’re looking for whether you made it days or years ago. Multiple notes can be grouped into notebooks, which also makes it easy to organize what you have. And you can set a reminder inside of a note to bring you the info when you need it. On Apple Watch, use Evernote’s app to quickly dictate a note or view recently created and updated notes.
Evernote is free to use. Subscribers to Evernote Premium get 10 gigabytes of uploads each month, an unlimited number of devices to use the service on, offline access, the ability to annotate PDFs, the ability to scan and digitize business cards, and much more.