All month, I have been using an app I love, ToDoist. As the name implies this is a to-do list app. However, I use it for so much more than just managing my tasks.
I have created many lists as well as memos, for example, a book list, things to do with the kids, Happiness Project ideas, movies to watch, etc.
This multipurpose app has revolutionized my life.
Did I already say how much I love ToDoist?
There seems to be only one thing I cannot do with it, take notes.
I love to read.
I know I am redundant and I don’t mean to badger anyone about this. I often mention my love of reading because it is an integral part of my life. Furthermore, in this instance, this information is significant to this post.
When I read, I highlight, takes notes, earmark if I must, write down inspirational quotes (or passages) which resonate with me. I fill notebooks which admittedly, most of the time, I never crack open again.
This habit may seem like a futile endeavor, and it may very well be so. Nevertheless, I plan on continuing on account of the fact this is mental nourishment for me. As a result, it makes me happy (which incidentally is the whole purpose of this experiment.)
When I listen to a book, taking notes is (for obvious reasons) more challenging. When on a walk or the road, I take notes via the voice recognition app on my phone.
I wanted a way to keep these verbal notes organized and categorized for later retrieval (if I felt so inclined.) I was searching for a tidy and straightforward system to accomplish this wish.
Additionally, I also speculated that keeping my notes on the computer would help me stay more organized than with paper.
I knew my computer had a notepad and Sticky note app. Neither of these options was satisfactory for me. A Google search on “notetaking app for PC” brought up a few relevant posts.
I will share my notes below which are in the present tense because I wrote as I was looking at each app to determine if they were a good fit for my purposes.
ColorNote from Windows [Site]
Remember the Milk [Site]
Zoho Notebook [Site]
Although Tomboy sounded promising. I decided not to install it because I could not find enough concrete information about it. It was a bit too obscure for my taste.
Zoho would have been my first choice however it is not available for Windows. I, therefore, settled on Evernote. I can’t say whether I like it or not yet. I have only written a few notes, and so far, all I can say is that it meets my needs.
It certainly is not “pretty” which would have been a bonus—albeit not necessary—for my purposes. I might also give Color Notes a try since I have only a couple notes at this time.
Update: I tried to download ColorNotes. However, I could not remember my Microsoft password so I gave up.
Evernote it is.