Sunday, October 09, 2011


Apps and Apps!  Oh My!

NOW (I'm sure) we all are pretty much aware of the reasoning behind the Amazon app store. They aren't just gathering all those goodies for current Android (droid) phones and tablets. Heck, those cute little Amazon elves have been busy building us a Kindle to end all Kindles... to break new ground with a device that will do ebooks (Kindle of course, and lots of others- with the right app), surf the Internet, let us keep up with our email and allow us to watch over 10,000 Amazon Prime movies and tv shows with nothing more than a nice fast home wifi connection and our new little Kindle fire.

One of the first apps you need to keep an eye out for your new little machine is Evernote. You can pick it up for free for your computer (mac or pc), iPhone, iPad, tablet and droid phone. It is an amazing way to get acquainted with the cloud and what it can do for you.

I have 415 separate notes in mine so far, gradually added in the last several months I have been using this great little helper. Once you install it you will need to sign up for a free Evernote account. Then you can begin saving your thoughts, personal information, including passwords [protected of course with a master password] and other sensitive information. All other installations of Evernote will automatically synchronize with the cloud, so no matter what device you open Evernote on, you can be sure you will have the most current information at your fingertips.

The free version does have some file limitations, but for the average user, it should be just fine.
Here is a peek at mine:
As you can see, I am actually using mine to save special files I need to be sure to backup and keep safe. My husband even created a "notebook" just for himself to store things he doesn't want to lose. You can have as many "notebooks" as you want, with each holding as many "notes" as you want.

Disgustingly easy to be spoiled by an application... right?