Although I am thoroughly disappointed in Google’s decision to discontinue development of Google Notebook, I know that life must go on, without one of the tools I used frequently and taught extensively. After a few weeks of exploring all the other alternatives, I finally settled on Evernote for my web clipping/note taking needs.
I have been using Evernote for a few months personally but never really explored all of its options until forced to find a replacement for Google Notebook. After spending several hours with it today and installing the Firefox add-on as well as the Bookmarklet tool, I now feel confident in my choice. Although it doesn’t do EVERYTHING Google Notebook does (can’t re-order notes within a notebook at will, published notebook doesn’t look as nice as Google Notebook), I still feel that it is an awesome tool. Just the fact that it is available in 3 places – my computer, the web, and my iPhone – speaks volumes for its capabilities.
Want to know more? As I always try to use the tool to teach the tool, check out my Evernote Notebook about Evernote. Click the link or explore the embedded widget below to learn about Evernote and how to get started.