is introducing a new section, Performance Improving Technology. ISPI is encouraging readers to share the opinions of useful applications that have helped improve their performance. Apps are applications that are found on your smart device, such as your phone, tablet, or even your computer.

App is short for application. Apps are software that can run on your computer, smart phone, smart tablet, or other smart device.

This month’s performance improving app:
Evernote by Evernote Corporation
Evernote is a free app. (Also available a premium paid app)
Evernote turns your device into an extension of your brain.
New York Times “Top 10 Must-Have App,” Winner: TechCrunch Crunchies, Mashable Awards, and the Webbys

App Review by User:
The application Evernote is a very useful app. I have been using it for a few weeks now, and the transition from smart phone to smart tablet to desktop is seamless. The usability is very simple, and I recommend it for both personal and professional use. I have been using it mostly for updating and continually working a few word text documents, and I have not been upset or disappointed yet.

Simply open the application, click on the document, edit, type to content, click “done,” and it has been saved.

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas, and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Key features include the following: sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use; create and edit text notes, to-do lists, and task lists; record voice and audio notes; search for text inside images; organize notes by notebooks and tags; email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account; connect Evernote to other apps and products you use; and share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter. (iTunes, 2012)

Premium feature:

Evernote Premium gives you bigger upload capacity, offers greater sharing options, gives you access to note history, and more. Plus, you get PDF searching, faster image recognition, and no ads. All for just $5.00 per month or $45.00 per year. (Get Evernote Premium, 2012)

Here are some ways to use Evernote for your personal and professional life: research smarter by snapping photos of whiteboards and books; take meeting and class notes; draft agendas and research notes; plan a trip–keep track of travel plans, plane tickets, and passports; organize and save recipes–search by ingredients later; create a grocery list or task list and check things off as you go; view web pages saved in Evernote on your desktop; capture ideas and inspiration on the go; access files and notes you create on your phone from your desktop; keep track of products and prices for comparison shopping purposes; keep finances in order–save receipts, bills, and contracts; reduce paper clutter by taking snapshots of restaurant menus, business cards, and labels; and use Evernote as part of your GTD system to help you stay organized. (iTunes, 2012)

Evernote is available for:
Desktop: Mac, Windows, and web
Mobile: Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm WebOS, Windows Mobile
Tablet: Android, iPad
Web: Evernote for Web; Web Clippers for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer (iTunes, 2012)

Learn more:

iTunes – App Store – Evernote (August 24, 2012) Referenced September 4, 2012, from

Use Evernote – Get Evernote Premium| Evernote (2012) Retrieved September 4, 2012, from,