Evernote – The New Sticky Note


Evernote is a versatile programme that can be whatever you need it to be. Like the name suggests, Evernote is a virtual notebook. The programme enables you to create, sort and share various kinds of notes, images and texts. It offers a range of features that have been developed for efficiency and accessibility, both online and offline.

Although Evernote is useful, it’s not the only kind of note-taking system out there. However, what sets the programme apart from most is that it is cross-platform. This means that you can run it on various operating systems, such as Windows, Linux and Ubuntu, as well as tablets, and Smart Phones. Since the programme also offers a desktop application, you can use Evernote offline. Any notes that you make offline can then automatically be uploaded and synced to your online account.

In its basic (free) form, Evernote allows you to:

  • Install the programme across platforms (Smart Phones, Tablets, PC etc).
  • Clip web pages and images
  • Search for text inside images
  • Share and discuss notes
  • Add passcode lock on mobile apps

Some advice: know what you want to use Evernote for. If you just want a virtual notebook, then this is the programme for you. However, Evernote does offer paid features that are more targeted towards businesses and organisations. This includes the Basic stuff, as well as:

  • Scanning and digitizing business cards;
  • Using notes for presentations;
  • Sharing notes between various people;
  • Annotating PDFs; and
  • Having 10GB of space.

For more information on Evernote, click here to visit their website.


AneliaAnelia de Waal is a Media Intern at Fetola and achieved an honours degree in Social Anthropology in 2015. For her final project, Anelia worked with graffiti artists in Woodstock in order to understand how city policies influence the movement of people, and how people reclaim cities through meaningful and subversive action. In her spare time, Anelia volunteers at Soil for Life, grows her own vegetables, takes photographs and makes wooden things. Follow Anelia (@LadyRedBeard).