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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction, April 7, 2012
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Evernote is a free multi-platform application, and there are excellent blogs and websites that detail its operation and suggest ways it can be used for business and personal purposes. So, why do you need this book?

The short answer is that you don't; you could probably figure Evernote out fine without it. However, this book is a very good introduction to Evernote, one that will provide a quick start and offer some suggestions for its use that otherwise aren't so obvious.

The book covers all of the basic things, like selecting the version(s) of Evernote appropriate for your technology, downloading and installing the program, creating notes and notebooks, editing, printing, etc. The obvious purpose for Evernote (and similar software, such as Microsoft's OneNote) is personal organization. The book explains how to use it that way, but it also covers the use of images and audio clips, web clippings, and so on. One feature I was not at all familiar with is the ability to share notes with others in groups that you can easily create. This could be extremely valuable at work.

Evernote is actually very easy to use, but this book makes it a bit easier, and it broadens out the possibilities for its use. The book is attractive, well organized, and easy to read. It features lots of illustrations and screen shots. I think it would be pretty difficult to go astray trying to implement anything the author describes.

Another reviewer raises the issue of cost. It does seem like a fairly costly book, considering that the application is free and well supported online. I guess each of us has to make our own cost/benefit estimates about it. I personally thought the book was good enough to justify the cost.

My bottom line: If you need a quick, thorough guide to Evernote, one that will get you started in a hurry and suggest a wide range of uses, this is the book to buy.
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