Your Notes, Snapshots, and Memories Accessible From Everywhere – Evernote

I just signed up for an EverNote account, which lets you store all of your notes online from all of your devices – tablet, paper, mobile phone, laptop, PDA.

EverNote Corporation’s mission is to give users the ability to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform they find most convenient, and to make this information searchable and accessible at anytime, from anywhere.

Built on a unique metaphor for information management and powerful image recognition engines, our flagship EverNote product allows users to capture and retrieve text notes, web clips, mobile phone snapshots, images containing printed and handwritten text, digital ink notes taken on tablet PC and PDA, and more.

I’m looking forward to messing around with the service, but I’m not expecting it to change my life a whole lot, mainly because I don’t have tons of mobile technology other than my laptop, and even that, I have it hooked up to a monitor. Yes, I need to get out more, although I’d still prefer to be out without email with me.

EverNote’s still in private beta, but I’ve got 10 EverNote invites, so if anyone wants one, just let me know in the comments.

A Step Closer to Storing Everything

Evernote sort of reminds me (in concept at least) of Gordon Bell’s ongoing project, MyLifeBits. It’s an experiment on what it is store everything digitally.


Storing so much data, in the form of images, documents, text, GPS, etc, brings up a lot of interesting visualization questions in self-surveillance with the overlying theme – how do we make sense of so much information stored in one place? There’s a lot of systems out there to collect personal data (especially with the growing population of mobile devices), but the ideas, concepts, and designs to understand all of it seems a tad bit behind.


  • Hi Nate, I would like one of those Evernote invites if you still have one lying around. I have been looking for a way to store my data online but have not found a satisfying solution yet.

  • I’d love an invite too if you’ve got a spare one. Cheers.

  • Nate, I would love to have an invite. In my experience, the problem with these information aggregation service is the difficulty in organizing the collected information. I have gazillion bookmarks in my delicious account, this makes it harder for me to recollect the right tags and use the bookmark.

    Nevertheless, it is interesting and appealing!

  • Hi Nathan,

    Yes, I’d love one of the EverNote invites if you still have one to spare.


  • If you have an invite left, I’d love to try EverNote. It sounds like just what I need!

    Thanks for sharing the site.

  • I’d have to agree that the details are where this could pay off. I too have an overflowing account that has too much hidden data.

    I fall in the trap of trying too many new tools, but I just haven’t found the right one yet. If there are still invites, I’d love the opportunity.

    – Lee

  • I’ve got a couple more invites, if anyone wants one.

  • Thanks for your generous offer of an invite. By my count, you should have three left. If you can spare one for me, I’d love to try out Evernote.

  • I’d love to give it a try if you’ve got any invites left.

  • I’d love to give it a try if you’ve got any invites left.

  • Hi, this might be just what I’ve been looking for for a while. Do you have any invites left? I’d love one :)