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February 9, 2010

Ditching Evernote for GMail

Filed under: technology — Craig Harvey @ 10:35 am
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I’ve trialled using Evernote to keep track of various notes for two scenarios – using a desktop computer and also from my Android powered phone (HTC Hero). I’ve tried the Evernote app for Android and overall have just found the experience to be a bit basic and painful. I’m ditching it for a Gmail based solution instead. Weighing heavily in Gmail’s favour is the great app that is part of the Android OS that allows me to synch emails for offline access. I figure setting up a Label called ‘Notes’ and configuring my phone to synch all items with that label will work fine. It’ll be searchable, offline access will work and I can easily access from a desktop computer so ‘cloud storage’ is achieved also.

If I really wanted to be bothered I could setup a filter that looked for a particular username suffix (i.e. username+note@gmail.com) to automatically label emails as Notes and then I could also have the benefit of being able to forward notes from other email accounts (i.e. work).

So Evernote – thanks, but no thanks. Nice try but it just didn’t work for me.

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1 Comment »

  1. dunno if you know but just said id let you know that you can store all your evernotes on your phone now for offline backup since you wrote this.

    Comment by indy8 — March 11, 2011 @ 1:30 am | Reply


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