Run a quick search for "notepad" on Google Play, and you'll see that there are at least 1,000 apps claiming to fit the bill. The good news is, we've taken the time to show you a few notepads that are absolute must-haves, especially for students just getting back into the groove of school.Evernote (free) These days, the all-powerful Evernote feels more like a platform than a single, independent app. It has a full menu of companion downloads like Skitch, Evernote Food, and Evernote Hello available, and tons of developers are racing to integrate its … Read more
Like Evernote for Windows, the Evernote desktop client for Mac has a large set of useful keyboard shortcuts. We went over the Evernote for Windows shortcuts already, so here's a list of shortcuts for Mac users:
General Application ⌘-N -- new note ⌘-⇧-N -- new notebook ⌃-⌘-N -- new tag ⌘-1 -- list view ⌘-2 -- snippet view ⌘-3 -- card view ⌘-M -- minimize window ⌃-⌘-F -- toggle full screen ⇧-⌘-P -- page setup ⌘-P -- print ⌘-: -- show spelling &grammar ⌘-; -- spell check ⌘-0 -- sync status ⌃-⌘-S -- … Read more
Monday's tech news roundup translates the Apple v. Samsung legalese:
The new school year can be hectic enough.
So I figured that I would round up some useful smartphone apps for students trying to survive their first few days back at school. While I assume this column will be read by college students starting a new semester or quarter, I can only imagine younger kids and parents can find some use in this as well.
Given the increase in smartphone use across all ages, I wouldn't be surprised. Fortunately, much of the advice applies to everyone.
Some of these may be obvious, but hopefully not all of them are. … Read more
Keyboards schmeyboards. Whatever happened to writing with stationary? Before we totally descend into a touchy-feely world of screens and buttons, at least the new can co-exist with the old through the Evernote Smart Notebook, made in collaboration with Italian paper company Moleskine.
Why would a couple of companies call a bunch of blank pages smart? … Read more
Evernote is expanding its cloud-based clipping and documents platform to small businesses with the introduction of Evernote Business.
Announced amid the Evernote Trunk Conference in San Francisco today, Evernote Business is touted to optimize the "remember everything" app for businesses by allowing employees to create, collaborate and find documents and projects from wherever they are. The extra business-friendly add-on is that the platform should support organization-wide deployment, including the option for company-wide sharing for individual notes and notebooks. However, individual users will still have full ownership over their personal Evernote notebooks.From the management side, Evernote Business includes … Read more
Keyboard shortcuts can help you become more efficient with e-mail, Dropbox, Twitter, Facebook and more. If you're an Evernote user and love using keyboard shortcuts, you'll be happy to know that you can use Evernote almost entirely from the keyboard. Here are some of the more useful keyboard shortcuts in Evernote for Windows:
General Application Ctrl + N : create a new note Ctrl + Shift + N : create a new notebook Ctrl + Shift + T : create a new tag F10 : toggle left panel display F11 : toggle note list display Ctrl + F11 : toggle note panel display F5 : cycle note list views Ctrl + F5 : … Read more
School is back in session, meaning students have folders full of syllabi, schedules, and other paperwork you're likely to reference as the semester goes on. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to carry all of it around with you all the time, without overloading your backpack?
Thanks to a handful of iOS apps, you can scan whatever paper documents you might need easy access to and store them on your iPhone, in the cloud, or on your computer with just a few taps.
I've found five apps that will help you quickly scan and organize documents. … Read more
Evernote is a very popular productivity app that can be used on multiple platforms and devices. You can access your notes from nearly anywhere, which makes it an ideal app for storing information you need handy, like passwords, credit card numbers, and other private data. Evernote can secure that data by encrypting it from the Windows or Mac desktop client, using 64-bit encryption (RC2). Here's how:
Encrypting selected text From your Windows or Mac Evernote client, select the text you want to encrypt, then right-click on the text in Windows or command-click in OS X. When the shortcut menu … Read more
Tuesday's top stories score a touchdown against trolls:
YouTube is hoping to reduce its troll population by letting users go by their real names. Google+ accounts can now be used as a YouTube identity. The switch can be done in settings. Before making the change, users can review past activity and delete any undesirable comments. But this isn't a required switch. Users can keep their existing account names.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts may not have the monopoly over pigskin for long. Back in 2008, EA was sued for making exclusive licensing deals with the NFL, NCAA and … Read more