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Upon Further Examination: Evernote
Jan 5, 2010 Aug 20, 2013

A popular note taking service hit an important milestone over the Christmas holiday. Evernote, the popular note taking service which allows you to capture anything imaginable for personal use and storage is cruising along at 2 million + users. Evernote was mentioned on Black Web 2.0 back in October 2009 as Five Apps to Run your Business Remotely. They released some interesting stats recently via their blog and now is a good time to review some interesting facts that specifically caught my eye:

51.45% of the people who use Evernote, log in from outside the United States. That is a surprisingly high number of "international" users which bodes well for future growth.
86.39% of people logged onto Evernote for a second time. Return visitors means that the service is simple enough that people return to use it again or look around and experiment.
1.69% of the people purchased a Premium Account ($45 a year). The majority of users (including myself) only need the free version of the service. That is a great sign of how many features are packed into this service. It's also mildly concerning as to how will they manage to monetize so the service can remain vibrant and on the cutting edge.

I was turned on to this service about three months ago and it took me almost a month to give it a try. Two months later I don't see how I can stay organized without it. My initial goal was to have a simple To-Do list application that I can use on my home computer (Mac), iPhone and work computer (Windows). Well, Evernote fit the bill and so much more. The main features I currently use are the voice notes and text notes. I have seen some creative uses for the photo notes like using it to take pictures of business cards that Evernote translates into your contacts.  I plan on tapping into more in the near future. The service is super easy to set up also. A hot tip is to add the web clipper onto any CPU's you use I keep separate notebooks for my to-do list, writing ideas, music ideas for Dj'ing and my podcast, personal items and then a business notebook. I can easily create a note from any platform and it updates to Evernote immediately. It is very handy for creating grocery store lists and recipes as well as noting important web pages you discover that you want to store away and refer to in the future.

Check out this video discussing some of the features in Evernote:

Any stories or tips about how you are using Evernote?