I’ve repeatedly blogged about Evernote and how awesome it is. I firmly believe it’s one of the greatest pieces of software I use. What I didn’t realise is that it has crime-fighting powers!
That’s right; I now use Evernote to fight crime as well as design games.
(Also, please forgive me but this is a little off topic from the point of view of game design, but it does highlight what a useful bit of kit Evernote can be).
Last December, I was driving to the local swimming pool to pick up my younger son after his how not to drown lesson. While doing so I witnessed a rather bad road traffic incident and I also witnessed a car speeding away from the scene. Obviously, I stopped to help but couldn’t stay long because my son needed picking up. However, I did hand my business card to one of the affected drivers in case they needed witnesses.
When I got to the swimming pool, my son was still getting changed so I quickly typed up some notes in Evernote about the incident incase anyone contacted me to be a witness.
No-one did, however, and I promptly forgot all about it.
That changed this morning, when I got a call from the police. They were tracking down all the witnesses because it looks like the incident is going to court (one of the drivers suffered some injuries and the person who allegedly caused the accident is denying any responsibility).
Of course, the accident was three months ago and I couldn’t immediately recall the details. I did recall, however, I’d made a note in Evernote about it. One quick search later and it popped up on my screen. Ever better, after chatting wth the police officer, I was able to turn my note into a PDF and email it to him.
I clearly need a super hero name—perhaps Evernote Man? (Let me know in the comments below).
The point of all this is that Evernote is tremendously handy. If you don’t yet use it, I’d recommend downloading it (it’s free) and having a play. I could bore you with all the other ways I use Evernote, but (mercifully for you) I won’t. Sufficed to say, it makes almost every facet of my life easier.