Cool Finds for Writing

image    Do you collect information online? Evernote is a great application for organizing images, websites, documents, notes, and just about every other kind of information you might want to be able to access from multiple locations. My only complaint is that it doesn’t create local copies of notes. If you want to access a previously recorded note or document, you need internet access.



If you need to access your notes offline, Simplenote is the way to go. It doesn’t offer all the fancy formatting of Evernote, but will sync with Dropbox and automatically creates local copies of files you create on a given device.


And finally, for OneNote users—did you know that you can sync your notebooks to Microsoft’s SkyDrive for away-from-home access? You have to set up a free Windows Live account.

image You also have to set your OneNote Notebook to sync with your online account. You can do this under the “Share” tab. Choose “share on web”  and fill in your Windows Live ID info.


You have to set this up for each notebook individually. Once a notebook is set up to sync with your online account, you’ll see a handy-dandy green “I’M SYNCING NOW!!!” icon to the right of the notebook name:

imageOkay, this week’s finds aren’t as much *fun* as Written, Kitten! but they’re darned useful for the writer on-the-go :-).

The hidden price of "productivity" every writer needs to know -

You’ve probably read the same tips I have: Have a smart phone? Check Facebook while standing in line at the post office! Respond to Twitter messages while waiting for your dentist! Catch up on your news feed while sitting on the pot! For years, I thought the path to increased productivity was to squeeze in MORE–more […]


  1. says

    These are great resources! I hadn’t heard of any of them, and I definitely have a need for Simplenote. Thank you.

  2. says

    I love Evernote. I do a lot of work with my blog on it before I move to scrivener and the posting. The great thing about Evernote is that you can also install a neat little button that allows you to capture particular articles on the internet that interest you and view it off line. So if you have a small phone screen and reading blogs (even if they’re approved for mobile use) is still difficult, all you have to do is save it to Evernote on your computer and take it with you to read anywhere!
    Wow. That was a bit long-winded, lol=)

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  1. […] Evernote, OneNote, and Simplenote also provide online file storage and access. Simplenote is text-only, so it’s not the way to go if you need lots of formatting or other high-tech functionality. However, its lack of bells and whistles makes it extremely stable–I’ve never had it crash or lose data, which is more than I can say for any other mobile app. Or desktop program, for that matter! […]