Yesterday in Heerlen some of us discussed how to keep track of any notes, summaries, or thoughts you make/have when reading papers for your PhD. Today, one of my promotors shared with me a piece of software that I am quite impressed with. This software is called Evernote.
It creates a database in which you can make and store any notes, PDF documents, images, etc. You can label these and search through them easily. Moreover, you can share, edit, and print. Evernote comes with a lot of add-ons and plugins to suit the software to your particular needs. It works on your tablets and mobile devices as well. It synchronizes your ‘notebooks’ to a web server to ensure access on every device you use.
You can use it for free and create a database in which you can store 60 MB of your thoughts per month. They also offer premium accounts with a 1GB monthly upload limit and the option to work offline (€3.80 per month / €35 per year).
I’ve stored all the notes that I had already made in the database and it is exactly what I was looking for to keep track of my project at this stage. Maybe it is useful for some of you as well.
The link: www.evernote.com