As an Evernote user myself, I tend to use the service primarily for keeping track of important information that I can’t afford to lose. This includes work info, phone numbers, and to-do lists. More often than not, I sometimes forget about notes I’ve created, or my note list gets way too populated with things I’ve already taken care of.
Concept and Functionality:
If there’s a definitive thing I have to say about SmartTM, it’s that this app is one of those tools you didn’t know you needed until you found out about it. Basically the app aims to function as a note manager for your note manager. While this might sound a bit redundant, the idea is brilliant once it sinks in.
I found the SmartTM interface to be fairly simple and straightforward, which is great for productivity apps. To set everything up, simply create an account with SmartTM or connect it with your Google or Facebook account.
Next, simply select which notebook(s) you’d like to manage with SmartTM, as well as any tags you’d like to specifically import. Everything can be changed in the future, so don’t worry about being incredibly picky over which notes to import.
I do want to mention that SmartTM is definitely for serious Evernote users. If you create one or two notes per week and they consist mainly of article clips or recipes, you might be overwhelmed with everything that SmartTM offers. However, if you’re the type of Evernote user who relies on the service as their primary “everything” tool, SmartTM is definitely worth a look.
SmartTM includes a surplus of features which users will find useful. My personal favorite is Smart Processing, which allows you to zip through notes one by one and assign them to projects, create tasks, tag, and set reminders.
This is fantastic for folks who tend to jot down bits of information in Evernote on the fly without categorizing or organizing them.
Another SmartTM feature that’s incredibly useful is the ability to sync note reminders and dates with Google Calendar, Apple iCal, and Microsoft Exchange Calendar. Again, this is another feature that works wonderfully for users who rely on Evernote to track darn near everything.
SmartTM is available to download for free from the App Store and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. Though the app’s iTunes page says that it comes with 3 free months of premium features, only 30 days were applied to my account.
After the 30 day trial is up, users can still use SmartTM but they’ll lose features like multi device sync. Subscriptions range from $0.99 per month to $10.99 per year, and the value of this is completely based on how frequently you’ll use the app to manage your Evernote account.
SmartTM requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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