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One app I've been trying out for a few days now is EverNote. It's truly, really well done. It does what it's supposed to do, and it does it well. Great UI, including some cool UI concepts like their accelerating scrollbar. I've also tried OneNote, but I've been underwhelmed. Too much complexity really, for a simple task like taking notes. EverNote also has good integration with browsers, including a plugin for FireFox 1.5. If you need a good piece of note-taking software, look no further. Highly recommended.

Update: Russ tries out EverNote but is confused by the non-standard UI. Good point, I forgot to mention my take on this. EverNote does use a different UI than we're used to, and it definitely has a bit of a learning curve. My opinion, however, is that our current UI paradigms are broken. They just don't work. So we will need to change into new ones, and given that pretty much anything new and more efficient will involve some sort of shift and relearning. I think EverNote pushes the envelope enough to make things better but not so much that you have to spend hours learning what to do. That's my 2c at least. :)

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on March 17 2006 at 9:40 PM

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