Why Evernote in the DPS Toolkit?

In the DPS Program you'll have to keep track of many things--from ideas to assignments. The great thing about Evernote is how it enables you to create a To Do List or rather, synced repository, comprised of your recorded or written thoughts, phone and camera captures of things or places on the fly, important web clippings via any browser, and more. The real value is that they can be accessed from the web, your computer, and phone and are all synced automatically. All items can be tagged and made searchable as well. Finally, all items may be shared as well with peers in collaboration. Great for research and capturing dissertation or homework project ideas on the fly.

What is it?

Watch this simple video description of Evernote's value:

Where Do You Start?

  • Evernote Free Account allows you a maximum of 100,000 notes at a max of 25MB a piece, 250 synchronized separate notebooks, 10,000 tags for searchable items, and 100 saved searches of those items.
  • Evernote Premium offers all the above and far more--it is a subscription service for $5 a month to $45 for the year offering synchronizing uploads up to 1 GB a month, faster customer support, collaborative sharing tools, old notes history, no advertisements, and a single note upload capacity of 50 MB.2

Learning Evernote

  • Evernote Video Library provides videos for learning, user ideas, and more--just look at the bottom of the page after clicking the link.

Extensions for Browsers

Evernote Web Clipper

This extension for your browsers (Chrome is highlighted in video below) creates a toolbar placed button for you to quickly save a URL, webpage, or cloud article straight into your Evernote account. Links can be found at the bottom of the page for all browsers.

Evernote Clearly Tool

Allows you to make any website, blog, or articles "clean and easy to read" and then save them to Evernote.

Web-clipper for Firefox
Evernote Web-clipper for Chrome

Evernote Clearly for Chrome

Evernote Product Add-ons

Evernote Hello

Evernote Hello is an add-on to your phone that allows you to record the context and location of meeting a person(s) in your daily routine so that you may better remember them or some encounter. As Evernote describes the app:

  • See the faces of everyone you have met in a beautiful mosaic layout
  • View a history of all the encounters you've had with individuals
  • Remember all aspects of your meetings: location, notes, photos, and faces
  • Connect Evernote Hello to your Evernote account to see all your related notes

Evernote Peek for iPad

Evernote Peek is an add-on that can turn notes, audio files and images into study materials (like flash cards!).

Mobile App Example

Evernote for Android is displayed here to give you a sense of how their mobile apps operate.


For Mobile Devices

For Computers

Evernote Links