Evernote is an amazing tool for genealogists and you can learn all about it in this handy 4-page laminated guide by Drew Smith, author of the popular Social Networking for Genealogists. As Mr. Smith explains in this easy-to-use guide, Evernote may be the most useful tool in your research kit.
What is Evernote? It is a free online service designed to capture and store nearly all kinds of digital information, including typed notes, handwritten notes, audio files, photos, documents, web pages, and e-mail. Synchronized across all your devices, including tablet, smartphone or smartwatch, it organizes everything from notes and files to blogs and Internet articles. You can type notes using your deviceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s keyboard; create handwritten notes on a mobile device that supports a stylus; record an audio note using your deviceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s microphone; create a note from a photo taken with your tabletÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s or smartphoneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s built-in camera or with a desktop/laptop webcam, or from a photo that was taken earlier; create a note by capturing all or part of a web page in your browser; or make a note that originated as an e-mail you wrote or was sent to you.In this clearly written guide Drew Smith shows you how to do all this and more, including how to share information with family members and how to publish individual notes on social media sites. While nearly all genealogists use a database program or an online family tree, Evernote provides a unique way to capture, organize, and search all kinds of supporting information.
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