We all get nervous when there’s change afoot. What does the future hold for Evernote? What can you and I do to shape how Evernote makes our lives easier?


So I guess you’ve all seen the TechCrunch article by now. And I’m sure they’re similar articles that are coming out even as we speak.

The article certainly doesn’t make me happy, because I know some of the names behind those numbers. But I’ll tell you this: They will land on their feet. These are quality people that did a good job for Evernote, and they will do a good job for someone else.

As they say in business, “That’s business.” When buyouts happen, when new leadership takes over, layoffs happen. It’s one of the hazards of the job.

And I digress…

Let me speak to the teachers who may be reading these words.

With all the problems that we face on a day-to-day basis in terms of salary, difficult parents, difficult students, and sometimes unsupportive administration, one thing that we do have going for us is a certain amount of job security.

You have a job for the remainder of the school year. Sure, your contract can be non-renewed at the end of the year for absolutely no reason. But after you acquire tenure, you have job security that most professions will never see. Unless you really mess up, you’ve got a job with that school district for as long as you want a job.

But I digress. Let’s get back to Evernote.

History is like an English lesson

Evernote has floundered and flourished over and over again. In the video, you can relive some of the predictions of the demise of Evernote from years gone by.

What’s happened over the last several years has Evernote poised to compete for the future of notetaking. Evernote now works the same whether you’re on Windows or Mac, and whether you’re on the desktop software or Evernote Web.

In the video, you see examples of how fairly recent Evernote enhancements make my day flow better.

Not my age I’m no newcomer till the naysayers. I remember the warnings about our economy from President Reagan as he rubbed two coins together on national television.


I remember President Kennedy and his response to the threat of another world power way back then.


I remember President Nixon in his attempts to improve relations with foreign powers.


History is sort of like an English lesson. We make the past perfect and the present tense.

But let’s face it: Bad news sells. Who wants to read an article that says everything’s going just fine?

So what’s the future of Evernote look like?

Let’s bring it down to you and me what does the future of your Evernote account and my Evernote account look like, and what is the value that it brings to you on a daily basis?

I can guarantee you that it less to do with the corporate structure and more to do with the person using the tool.

So if you’re using Evernote and wonder what you need to do to make your future notetaking better, my suggestion is simple: Get better with your understanding of Evernote. And there are plenty of people that are eager to show you how.

I write on many topics related to organization, time management, and productivity. One of those areas is Evernote. I am an Evernote Certified Expert. On my YouTube channel, you’ll find quite a few videos aimed at helping you get better. But I’m certainly not the only one. So, if you’re a fan of Evernote, and you’ve gotten value from the videos others have created, I have a request. Click through to the video on YouTube and put those names in the comments. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the traffic. I’m also sure others viewers will enjoy being introduced to new people.

Keep reading the news, but take what you read with a grain of salt. But you don’t need me to tell you that. You already knew that.

For me, I have found Evernote to be a fairly simple program to learn and a simple one to teach. There was that one time that I got mad quite a few years ago when Evernote curtailed what it included in its free plan and raised the price of the pay plans. I was so mad that I took my data and moved it somewhere else. I was all set and ready to go on that somewhere else.

My experiment somewhere else lasted exactly one day.

I was back with Evernote, upgraded to a paid account, and never looked back.

The grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence. It’s greener where you water it.

Today, let’s improve Evernote by upping our knowledge about what it will do and how it can make our lives easier.


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