Evernote, as its name implies, is among the many apps designed to let users record thoughts on the fly. Gone are the days of frantically searching for the lost Post-It, grocery receipt or cocktail napkin that contained the hastily scribbled business plan for the next Pet Rock. A note-taking app saves, stores, searches and syncs a user's thoughts and insights, from the brilliant to inane.
With such stiff competition in the notebook-app arena, it takes a particularly thoughtful medley of features and interface to create a standout bit of software -- there are a few stellar note apps and a bunch of mediocre imitations. Evernote Corp. seems to have hit upon a winning formula: users sing the praises of Evernote's intuitive approach. Although this app isn't tablet-specific, that provides a core part of its functionality: the ease of syncing notes across different devices, from phone to tablet to computer. Thoughts can be recorded in voice, photo or type form. And of course, Evernote only records ideas; it can't distinguish between bright and banal. So when discussion becomes imperative, the app can share notes with designated collaborators for feedback.
Oh, and one more thing: Evernote's wealth of features is available for free. See what can happen when good ideas are recorded for posterity?