Microsoft had been pushing its office application OneNote as the “Killer App” of Tablet PCs. Basically, the idea is that your Tablet PC can become a “real” tablet (as in, you hold it up like those Romans held their stone tablets in their hands, and use your stylus to “scribe” onto it) once you use this software.
That’s all well and good, but what if there’s another very similar application that does most of what OneNote does… for free? (OneNote’s base price is US$99)
Now we’re talking.
Taken from their product description, EverNote is “designed to give users a single place for all types of notes and information and to make them instantly accessible at anytime, in any place. EverNote makes it easy to store and quickly access typed and handwritten memos, webpage excerpts, emails, phone messages, addresses, passwords, brainstorms, sketches, documents and more”.
They have two offerings, a Free version and a Plus version (which has additional features, but comes with a US$34.95 pricetag). EverNote Plus offers even more interesting features, such as “Handwriting and Shape Recognition”, “Advanced Note Recognition”, and “Ink-Note Search”.
This basically means that EverNote will recognize and “beautify” your scribbled drawings into perfect shapes, and even enables you to search for your handwritten notes!
Well, I’ve started using it to capture all my meeting notes (with the Free version at the moment). Why don’t you give it a try too?