Ah, if there was a category for “brain dump software,” Evernote would definitely be it. There are so many ways to use this software that it really is the one on this list that I absolutely couldn't live without. (If Evernote goes down, please come find me, I'll be buried under a pile of blue and pink post-it notes.)
You can track everything from to-do lists, blog post ideas, screen shots from the web, to managing your email and networking.
The funny thing with Evernote, and I've heard this from number of people over the years, is that the awesomeness of this software isn't readily apparent until you really learn how to use it. I learned to use Evernote from Brett Kelly's ebook Evernote Essentials and that was really when I saw the light.
Another Evernote resource that is fairly new to me but I'm loving so far is from Natasha Vorompiova from Systems Rock. It's called Evernote for Small Business but is very applicable for bloggers since we have to manage email, contact, projects and financials too! Brett Kelly's guide is a great foundation and then Natasha's book takes things to a whole ”˜nother level.
Cost: Free or $45/year for premium
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