Today was the day I ordered Evernote Premium, and it saved my day.
I use Evernote for both personal notes and business notes. While I used to be a disciple of Microsoft’s OneNote, preaching it’s capabilities to everyone at work, it’s disappointing iPhone app left me looking for another tool that would sync my notes across all of my devices. If all I have with me in a meeting is my iPhone or iPad, I want all of my notes accessible, editable and searchable. Evernote provided that solution.
I keep project documents, meeting agendas, meeting notes, conversation notes, copies of important emails, etc, in Evernote. It’s a critical tool for organizing my “business” life. So there I was, wanting to get information for a critical meeting today, staring at an emptiness in the middle of a note where the information used to be. The rest of the note was intact, but I must had inadvertently deleted a few key lines in the middle of my note. What’s worse, I didn’t know if I just deleted them, or if I did it days ago.
Hoping I just did it, I turned off the laptop’s WiFi so it wouldn’t sync to the cloud and grabbed my iPhone. But I was out of luck. The note had already synced with the iPhone. My iPad was just as useless.
Enter Evernote Premium and it’s Note History feature. As mentioned on their website “Go back in time. View past versions of individual notes in your account.” My initial assumption was that it only began saving history when you purchased Premium, so to ensure that I would never be in this situation again I shelled out the $45. But to my amazement, like a kid on Christmas morning, Evernote has been saving my history all along! Every time I change a note it keeps a copy.
Two versions back was the missing information. I mistakenly deleted the lines without even knowing.
THANK YOU Evernote! You saved the day!