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Evernote

While many people restrict Evernote's usage to merely note-taking and storage, it offers much more to freelancers. Evernote makes your freelance life more manageable by acting as your research assistant, sharing and communication center, tax documents safe, and even a handy reminder.

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Evernote is a cross-platform app designed for note-taking, organizing, managing, and archiving tasks. Due to its versatile functionality, Evernote means different things to different people- daily journal, project management system, note-taking tool, or digital file cabinet. You name it.

I’m a freelance worker, how can Evernote help me?

While many people restrict Evernote’s usage to merely note-taking and storage, it offers much more to freelancers. Evernote makes your freelance life more manageable by acting as your research assistant, sharing and communication center, tax documents safe, and even a handy reminder.

Pros

  • Prevents anything from falling through. With Evernote, you can easily set reminders (with due dates) to track deliverables and milestones. When you work on your freelancing projects with Evernote, you can mark tasks off, annotate, or sort them for monitoring purposes. 
  • Prevents your emails from getting misplaced in the shuffle. Evernote allows the efficient handling of communication. Through the forward feature (which will enable you to send emails directly to Evernote), you can compile email details in a client’s notebook for future references. 
  • Makes research effortless. With the aid of the ‘Web Clipper’ feature, you can transfer your internet research to Evernote directly and in real-time. As an icing on the cake, you can save your research materials to a note and clip your published work as an excerpt of work samples.
  • Cloud-based. Due to its cloud-based nature, you can easily access your data, any day, anytime. 

Cons

  • Privacy. You cannot protect single notes. It’s either you have a password for all or nothing. 
  • Little or no protection on the desktop app. You cannot password-protect the desktop version of your Evernote app, which may contain some of your private notes. The password protection feature is available only on mobile.

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