Review: Evernote for the iPhone

September 23, 2009 in Reviews by Bob Faulhaber

Evernote has now been around for awhile and the iPhone app is now over a year old and just seems to be getting better with each new release. Evernote for iPhone works seamlessly with the website and the various desktop apps. Using the app, you can capture, collect, store and organize information wherever you are.

Working in conjunction with your Evernote account, the iPhone app gives you an easy way to manage your notes and information. The app lets you collect text, picture and voice notes. Pictures can be captured using the camera or by selecting photos from the camera roll.

Text notes are entered using a basic editor, where you can enter notes, tags and specify the notebook where the note should be filed.

Photo notes seem to be Evernote’s strength and the feature that I use most frequently. Using the iPhone camera, photos can be taken and then annotated with additional information and if enabled, will include GPS location.

Notes are automatically synchronized with your Evernote account making them accessible from the website or any of the Evernote desktop apps. Synchronization is automatic, however you can manually force synchronization and even limit synchronization only when connected via WiFi.

If offline, notes are queued for synchronization later, but your existing notes are always available offline on your device for viewing and modification.

Evernote for iPhone app is an invaluable productivity tool that can be used for many different situations suited for your specific needs and only limited by your imagination. If you are not using Evernote yet, it is definitely worth signing up for the service and the iPhone app just enhances the functionality.

Sign-up for Evernote at and download the iPhone app from the Apple App Store.

Do you use Evernote? If so, we’d love to hear the ways you use this great productivity app by leaving a comment below.