here. Colleen Greene did a wonderful post in her blog about how she uses Evernote for her genealogy research, and you can find dozens more example by Googling "Evernote for Genealogy".
Google Keep. How this little Google app got past me is a mystery. This is a new tool for me but I see a lot of potential. It is a simple program with minimal organizational capabilities, and shouldn't even be compared to Evernote or OneNote, since Google Keep is used for different purposes - such as simple "notes to myself". If you aren't currently using a syncing, note-taking app such as Evernote or OneNote, Google Keep might be a great place to start. It's free, fun and intuitive and, best of all, easy to use. Give Google Keep a try by clicking here.
The best thing about all of these programs is that they store everything in the cloud and you can access all your information anytime, anywhere you can get connected to the internet. You never have to worry about where you filed that document or where you put the SD card or thumb drive. It's in the cloud and instantly available. All these programs sync automatically across all your gizmos making sure you have everything you need, everywhere you go.
I don't always travel around with my laptop or tablet at hand, but I never leave the house without my smartphone and in case you haven't been keeping up, those little things pack much of the same power and capacity as a computer. Every one of these programs has an app for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone and tablet. You are toting around some very expensive toys - might as well make them earn their keep!
I hope you will check these out give some, or all, of them a try.
NOTE: I will be giving a seminar at the Lake House sometime in October or November on "Evernote vs. OneNote". Keep an eye on the Tidelines Blog and the Friday email blast for more information.
-- submitted by Denise Doyon