A couple of years ago I wrote about how much I love Evernote. I use it to collect notes for all of my projects. Since I use it every single day, it’s worth mentioning again.
Evernote is how I organize my notes and ideas on my computer. The software is free, and you can create your own notes or clip from the web.
I use it to organize research, recipes, rough drafts, blog post ideas, and even trip planning. It’s like my own private Pinterest to save my favorite things, fabric samples, and notes from the books I read.
Right now I use it mostly for writing projects and home design ideas, but it was a lifesaver when I was shopping for a house. I saved the listings and images for every house that we considered so I could keep track of them all, and I even saved maps and info about the local schools. That was such a crazy time, and it helped me make the most of the time we spent with the realtor since I had all my research in a searchable format.
I use Evernote to collect ideas and drafts for blog posts. I like to jot down notes without having to save files. Even when I get too many notes, it’s easy to find things with searches.
It’s invaluable since I have so many projects going on at once. My computer would be a mess otherwise, and I’d be walking around with post-it notes stuck to me. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it. You can download it here.