Are You Organized?

Recently, I posted a video about Evernote. Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. It’s an excellent way to keep yourself and your data organized. Here’s what some of my friends had to say about Evernote.

Chris I would also like to hear what you to say about the security of these services. If everything is moving up to the cloud so to speak. How can I really trust services like Evernote to keep my data secure from data loss or even data theft? This is something I’ve been really thinking about for a while. And in this case is why I went to a desktop app like Together. – Chris Rodgers

Skitch, skitch, skitch…heck Skitch has got to be the baddest desktop app of the year. – Zee from WeDoCreative

I find that Gmail works just as well, though with less organization. The upside is significantly more space, great search capes and offline client via IMAP. – Steve Rubel

most of my notes are in regards to what I am doing at the moment, so I just jot them down in quickbooks online, which I use to keep track of my billing. Other than that, I regret to say my company has a sharepoint site. – Tim Wright

I use a personal wiki called TiddlyWiki. It’s a self-contained wiki in a single html file that I carry around on a USB stick (with backups to my main system frequently). I allows a lot of tagging and has decent search capability. I also use this as my todo journal for work so I can always go back in time to see what I was doing at a given point in time. – Bryan Hunter via twhirl

A Moleskine and a black Pilot G2 pen. – Cecily Walker

Agreed, I am a big fan of Evernote. Together is nice, but I like that i can sync Evernote against both my Mac and PC. – Scott Watermasysk

A Moleskine and a black Pilot G2 pen you are speaking my language, those are my exact tools. – Kyle Hebert

anyone experienced with google notebooks? – Trixie Ferguson Gray

I use MS OneNote. I like the folders and notebooks and the pages are whatever size you need them to be. I like being able to put notes anywhere on the page. I use the clipping tool to catch a shot of anything that pops up on the screen that I may need later. I just started trying out Zotero, a FF add-on, for research notes. – Maggie Longshore via twhirl

OneNote w/ UMPC. I have my OneNote files synced w/ laptop and desktop with FolderShare. Works nice. – Rodfather

I use ballpoint pens and several notebooks or just plain paper with it. Since I also like to draw it is good thing to have those around everywhere. This reminds me of that I should start to take more notes of things in life. Also, I have found out that digital camera is great tool to make notes since you can take photo of item or store so you could remember it later when you view what you have taken. – Daniel Schildt

Currently alternating between Evernote and OneNote on a Tablet PC – Warner Crocker

I use onenote on my 2 laptops and my desktop, files stored on my Dlink Nas device. Evernote on my MB Proand windows machine. Then Foldershare to access everything from each machine. – Stephen Kennedy via twhirl

In a text editor, using Textile for markup. I also always carry a moleskine with me – Deepak

When using computer, I mostly just write notes to Gmail message and sent it to myself or save as draft. Could use Google Docs more but it’s too slow compared to basic text mode of Gmail. – Daniel Schildt

Evernote is my new brain. The old one, she no work so good no more. – Marci Maleski

The irony of looking up notes in his spiral pad notebook to describe an online note taking app… – Ricardo Vidal

I use my Livescribe Pulse Smartpen ( most of the time, and Evernote if I’m near a computer. The Pulse pen is awesome, I highly recommend it to anyone that needs to take notes on a regular basis. – Donato

the idea of writing on a computer, a tablet pc, is so appealing to me… – edythe

I just discovered Zotero while looking for something to highlight and annotate webpages. It does much more than that, and I’m looking forward to working with it. – Tom Landini

Index cards, Evernote and iPhone notes. Together looks REALLY nice, I’m truly impressed. However, the ability to get to my notes on my Mac, my iPhone and on my PC at work has me hooked on Evernote. Still waiting for MS to release OneNote for Mac. OneNote just can’t be beat. It would be nice to see Evernote develop a richer feature set, something closer what Together has. – Jack Collins

I used to carry around a pad or notebook. But now I just e-mail myself, that way I don’t have to re-transcribe. – clarke thomas via fftogo

On the iPhone – the notes app, though I can’t stand Comic Sans. On the comp, (at the moment) Todoist as a to do list. – (steve isaacs)

I use my Livescribe Pulse Smartpen ( most of the time, and Evernote if I’m near a computer. The Pulse pen is awesome, I highly recommend it to anyone that needs to take notes on a regular basis. – Donato

Poorly. I usually scribble whatever down on paper or I just use the old "C n’ P" (Copy and Paste) method in Notepad – Outsanity

I usually take notes by hand too and then publish using Google Docs. – Larry Kless

How do you take and organize your notes? Are you still writing them out by hand and then typing them into a text editor later? Do you type them into a laptop as you take them? Or are you some super-genius who doesn’t need any notes at all?