Last year Lisa Louise Cooke brought us Evernote for Windows for Genealogists. Here is a portion of the review I wrote for this guide:
Evernote has quickly become a very popular tech tool among genealogists. Likewise, laminated guides have also become popular among family historians looking for solid reference materials to assist in a variety of research tasks. Given both statements, it was only time before someone created an Evernote guide for genealogical application. And, who better to write Evernote for Windows for Genealogists, than Lisa Louise Cooke, author of tech favorites like the The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox.
Cooks followed this guide with a version for Mac users, Evernote for Mac for Genealogists. Like the Windows version, this guide covers more ground than most guides, as outlined below, page by page:
Page 1 covers the basics of working with notes, including a complete list of note taking quick keys and a “Getting Started Checklist”
Page 2 examines the task of clipping, with basics, quick keys, and an informative chart on which tasks work best with the desktop client vs. web clipper
Page 3 digs into the desktop client, including another extensive list of desktop quick keys
Page 4 breaks down two topics. First is genealogical organization, with tagging, notebooks, and stacks. There is also a chart covering the free vs. premium benefits.
So why Evernote at all? Cook explains:
“Evernote is a free tech tool that enables you to instantly capture and retrieve everything that is important to your research, Cloud storage of your notes allows you to access them anywhere, from any computing device. And Optical Character Recognition (OCR) makes images in notes keyword”
Weather you have already discovered the value of Evernote in your research, or you have been waiting for a little push that direction, Lisa has you covered with Evernote for Windows for Genealogists and Evernote for Mac for GenealogistsAvailable from Family Roots Publishing, Price: $8.77 each.