I’ve recently downloaded and tested a note-taking application called Evernote, which has just been released for free on Android (of course there is a $5/month upgrade available, but the free version seems to be more than enough for moderate use). Previously I’ve been using draft text messages or the sticky notes application which do not come close to an application live Evernote in efficiency and organisation. All you need to do to start using Evernote is to download the app for free from Android Marketplace, create a free account, and start using. Notes can be made on your device, online, or on your desktop PC/MAC.
Here’s a brief description taken from the Evernote Blog. I’d highly recommend downloading the app and having a go yourself, its certainly become my note-taking weapon of choice!
Evernote for Android allows you to create text notes, snap photos, and record audio. In addition, you can easily attached files to your notes. Free subscribers can add PDFs, text, audio, or image files. Premium subscribers can attach any file they like, as long as the total note size is under 25MB.
When creating your notes, Evernote for Android lets you specify titles, tags, and destination notebooks.
Find all your notes, any time
Evernote for Android comes equipped with native note browsing, which means that you can easily browse and search through all of your notes. Thanks to Evernote’s synchronization features, all the notes you make in the desktop or web versions of Evernote are instantly accessible from your Android phone—and vice versa.
There’s also Evernote’s image recognition, which automatically recognizes text contained within snapshots—this is great for everything from business cards to wine labels to whiteboards.
When viewing your notes, Evernote for Android lets you choose between a fancy thumbnail view or a simpler list view. If you’re on a speedy network, then opt for the thumbnail view. If you’re on a slower network, or one that charges based on data use, you can go with the slimmed-down list view. Your choice.
Check the menu
To maximize the amount of visible space, we placed a bunch of functionality into the Android menu. Click your phone’s Menu button, and you’ll be able to browse notes, set location awareness, view Saved Searches, and more.
Where you at?
Evernote for Android captures your location whenever you create a note. It then lets you find that note by proximity to your current location. To activate this feature, go to the Settings menu and make sure that the location settings are enabled. Once a connection is made, the “Notes Near Location” option will appear in the main Evernote menu.