Coming up with ideas is not a problem for me.
Remembering them all is!
I often have loads of projects going on at the same time…
And I swear sometimes I feel my brain is made out of cheese.
It’s easy to forget or miss things, but then again our brain is not built for the environment and way of life that many of us have these days.
So we need some help.
I couldn’t manage these days without some kind of tool that helps me stay on top of things.
OK – I probably COULD, I just don’t want to.
I used to have a text file on my computer for jotting down ideas. Nowadays I mostly use my mobile.
I’ve tested quite a few free note making apps… And the one I’ve ended up using is Evernote.
The beauty of Evernote (besides that it’s free) is that it’s really well thought out and available for virtually all platforms:
I have Evernote installed both on my Android phone as well as my Macbook. It syncs perfectly across different devices so where ever I am, I always have access to my notes.
You can also use it through the web. There are browser extensions available as well which makes it easy to send stuff to Evernote as you browse the web.
Evernote is a great way to make notes of things like musical ideas, mixer settings (via photo notes), track titles, project to-do lists or web pages you need to come back to… Besides music I have started using if for loads of other things as well, such as logging my workouts. There really is loads you can do with it (just try googling “evernote tips”).
Another very powerful feature of Evernote is that you can also use it to share notes and collaborate on them.
In case you’re wondering… No I am not getting anything out of plugging Evernote. I am just sharing what works for me.