If you are a subscriber of The Daily Home, you may be here as a result of reading my column in today’s paper. Creating an account is the first and most important step in learning Evernote. Thanks to a recent program from the company, you can experience a month of “Evernote Premium” for free as a result of Evernote’s “refer a friend” program. At the end of the month, you can either to continue Evernote Premium at a cost of $45 per year, or you can allow the account to revert to the free version. By the way, the free version is what I have and with which I had been very satisfied.

Before entering information into your account, watch this 12-minute video by Steve Dotto. Steve is well-known for his instructional videos where he explains relevant technology simply.

Now that you have watched the video, you may want to try your hand at creating a note. Below is a second video by Steve Dotto which goes into a little more depth.

Next week, in both the newspaper column and on this blog, I will give suggestions for the notebooks you need.