A year or two ago, I played around with Evernote but just didn’t fall in love with it. I was attracted to Evernote because I’ve seen so many blog posts written about it; how easy it is to use, very mobile, syncs with the web – the list of cool features was pretty long. So I tried it. But I didn’t fall in love. I felt that the interface wasn’t as intuitive as I would have liked and I got confused a few times. After a few weeks, I gave up and moved on.
I know exactly what you mean, Elyse. I did it too. Then I found OneNote and I love it. I used it for a little bit with my genealogy files, but as I continued to read about how great Evernote was... I dunno... I felt like I was missing something and OneNote wasn't really the tool of choice, so I left it for a while.
Now, as I am working on my paperless office, I realize I need a program like Evernote or OneNote to help me beter organize my thoughts.
Now I need to pick up one, or both of these tools and try again. Maybe there is another option I'm not even considering.
I'm curious what other family historians think about the topic. Are you using one of these programs or something similar? Why did you pick one over the other? Did you try other options before settling on the program you use? I'll likely try both ofr a period of time, but if you have consideration you think I should factor in, please let me know. It would be helpful to know what other genealogists find useful.