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Whether you work in Commercial or Residential Real Estate, chances are good that you spend a significant portion of your day conducting research. Reviewing property records, zoning information, market trends, demographics, and more. You probably also spend a great deal of time collecting photos of properties in various locations. You make and take hundreds of calls, hold meetings, and write notes on all of the above. While collecting this data is usually rather simple (though time consuming) assembling and organizing it can pose much more of a challenge. Until now.

EvernoteEvernote

If you haven’t tried Evernote yet, you’re missing out. In a nutshell, this app organizes all of you information, notes, photos, website addresses, voice notes, and more, into organized, searchable notebooks, which are sync’d across all your devices.

The Premium feature Context constantly scours news sources for stories related to your notes, potentially identifying items of interest to you and your work.The Premium feature Context constantly scours news sources for stories related to your notes, potentially identifying items of interest to you and your work.

The Premium feature Context constantly scours news sources for stories related to your notes, potentially identifying items of interest to you and your work.

Every note or image you take through the app can be tagged in order to segregate categories and make searching for specific items a breeze. You can also search by date or by the location where the note or image was inputted.

Images containing text (such as property signs) become searchable. So, for example, you could search for “Coldwell Banker Commercial Benchmark” and all property signs you photographed belonging to our firm would be displayed. You can also capture business cards by snapping a photo, and the app converts the image info a contact card which can then be uploaded to your contact list.

Evernote displays notes related to your Web searches in the right hand column.Evernote displays notes related to your Web searches in the right hand column.

Evernote displays notes related to your Web searches in the right hand column.

The new Evernote Web Clipper app, an add-on for your Internet browser, saves important websites with just a click. These pages can also be tagged for later recall.  

Save Web pages with just a single click, and tag them to organize.Save Web pages with just a single click, and tag them to organize.

Save Web pages with just a single click, and tag them to organize.

Additional tools from the Evernote marketplace allow us old-schoolers to take notes on real paper, and instantly transfer them to the Evernote app using a digital pen or digital-ready Moleskine notebooks.

Evernote's digital pen and notebook, for those of us who remember the tablet and chisel.Evernote's digital pen and notebook, for those of us who remember the tablet and chisel.

Evernote’s digital pen and notebook, for those of us who remember the tablet and chisel.

With all of this plus the built-in chat function, and presentation of information without a slidedeck, there are simply too many features and uses for Evernote to cover here. While the free version of Evernote is good, the Premium version holds the best features. $49.99/yr. You’ll wonder how you ever managed to stay organized without it.

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