Keep everything you need in one spot by using Evernote, the blogger’s handy dandy notebook. Once you create an account online, you can access Evernote virtually anywhere. Evernote can be used for just about anything. Its uses are endless. All types of interactions come together for your convenience in one app.
Now it’s even compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, allowing you to download the application right onto your desktop. You can also access the app via iPhone and on your tablet as well, perfect for the traveling blogger.
1. Utilize A Virtual Notebook
Got a great idea for your next blog post but you don’t have the time to devote to the entire article? Evernote has a feature in which you can keep countless ideas in individual notes that its Auto Save feature guards safely under your username. The Evernote Notebook is ideal for creating outlines for your up and coming blog posts as well.
In addition to keeping outlines, the Notebook is the perfect place to put your to-do lists. As a blogger and researcher, you’ll be living in the land of Evernote, so having your to-do lists handy with just the click of the mouse makes following through with your daily checklist much more doable than a piece of paper floating aimlessly atop your desk.
2. File Photos
Every good blogger’s gotta have captivating pictures to go along with the stories. What better way to gather pictures than by taking them yourself with your mobile device using the same app as your notes? Evernote makes this possible. Having your notes and your photos in one location saves you time and energy because you no longer have to go sifting through paper files or surfing through the folders on your computer when it comes time to put your blog post together, struggling to make deadline because you can’t find your paper outline that you swore you’d slipped into your top desk drawer two days prior.
Take pictures of stationary objects or of the hustle and bustle of the local market on a hot summer day. Whatever you fancy, it’s right at your fingertips.
3. Record Audio Notes
Don’t have time to type up those great ideas? No worries. Just use the audio recording feature for the Evernote app when you’re hopping on the subway or climbing out of a cab on your way to the office or to meet a friend for lunch. This is also another handy feature for the photo-happy blogger. With the audio recording feature, you can officially record comments to go along with your photos for your blogs, such as where they were taken, what time, or even noting which post you plan to incorporate a particular photo in.
I’ve been blogging for at least three years now, and I just recently discovered the power and convenience of Evernote. I can say with certainty that it is quickly becoming my new best friend. Sign up today and you’ll find yourself pumping out better blogs at a faster pace with less hassle. Evernote is the ultimate handy dandy, stress-reducing app for bloggers everywhere.
Rose Boettinger is a guest blogging assistant for ProspectMX, a Pennsylvania-based internet marketing company. For a free 20-page internet marketing audit of your website, please visit ProspectMX.com.