Evernote is an amazing tool for genealogists , and you can learn all about it in this handy four-page laminated guide by Drew Smith, author of the popular Social Networking for Genealogists. As Mr. Smith explains in this easy-to-use Genealogy at a Glance installment, Evernote may be the most useful tool in your research kit.
What is Evernote? It is an online service designed to capture and store nearly all kinds of digital information, including typed notes, handwritten notes, audio files, photos, documents, web pages, and e-mail. Synchronized across all your devices–including tablet, smartphone, or smartwatch–it organizes everything from notes and files to blogs and Internet articles.
You can type notes using your device’s keyboard; create handwritten notes on a mobile device that supports a stylus; record an audio note using your device’s microphone; create a note from a photo taken with your tablet’s or smartphone’s built-in camera or with a desktop/laptop webcam, or from a photo that was taken earlier; create a note by capturing all or part of a web page in your browser; or make a note that originated as an e-mail you wrote or was sent to you….