Click-clack, clickety-clack, save document … send via email to other computer or device.
Click-clack, clickety-clack, save same document and email back again.
Does this scenario sound familiar? These days, we store information on phones, tablets, desktops, laptops, and servers — wouldn’t it be nice to keep notes or pictures in one place and have them at your fingertips regardless of where you are during the day?
Let’s enlist the help of the Great Wise Cloud!
There are a number of free tools available for cloud productivity; I currently use Evernote. The exciting part about this application is the storing of information through syncing. Let’s say you are working on a document from a home PC … Evernote will instantly sync data across computers and mobile devices you access daily.
All notes, clips, ideas and photos are automatically indexed and can be searched by keywords, tags, or titles. If you want to share some files, it’s easily done by email or via social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Many artists spend time away from the studio visiting galleries, taking photographs, sketching, or presenting workshops. Evernote is a convenient way to save records, notes, pics, etc. on a phone and then instantly have files available when working at a home PC or laptop.
I keep reference images handy, create to do lists, make memos to self, or record cool stuff I might need down the road. Let’s face it, we can all use a some help getting our life organized. Evernote is like my own personal assistant, making sure files are easily accessible, no matter where the day takes me.
So here is your incentive to get rid of the paper clutter and electronic file jungle — off you go to the digital filing cabinet in the cloud! But don’t forget to bring the elephant …