Thing 17 was ably introduced by @dpgreen and was just the intro that I needed to revisit my Evernote and Zotero accounts. I have had them for a number of years, but (particularly the Zotero one) made an account, played for five minutes, and then forgot about them!
So, I downloaded the Evernote App, found my password details and had a play. (I also downloaded the standalone apps for Desktop to both my home MAC and work PC). I LOVE the syncing – it happens so seamlessly (once I set all of my settings correctly ;))
There is a lot of functionality in this thing that I am still learning – and at the moment I must admit that I tend to use the mobile interface (on my smartphone, not tablet) to grab info on the go (photo, audio etc.) and then process it or refer back to it using the desktop interface. If I was using it on a tablet then this might be different, but the kind of information that I have been using it for seems easier to work with on a larger screen.
The mobile app has colour coded tabs to allow you to jump into Places, Tags, Notebooks or All Notes. It also has a very nice amount of storage via a free account (I actually have a Premium account which means that I have more storage and some extra functionality).
Zotero – again, I downloaded the Desktop version, set up the syncing, and had a play with the mobile site. I then grabbed ‘PaperShip, by Shazino for iPhone to do a quick comparison. As with Evernote, I can’t see myself doing much actual work on the smartphone – the mobile site required me to scroll across the screen, although Papership was a little prettier. I think that the mobile is more about having access to this information whenever I need it. But my feelings on this might change as I use more.
So, your thoughts? I couldn’t see much happening on twitter or Facebook…
- Thing 17: Evernote and Zotero (anz23mobilethings.wordpress.com)