I have been using Evernote for about a year now and I really like it. It takes on many incarnations including a browser bookmark-let, desktop application, and a wonderful iPhone Application.
When you capture something with Evernote, it automatically is saved to your EverNote desktop. Once there, you can add a title, tags, and drag it to a specific Notebook. It automatically captures the URL if it is a web site, as well as date, and the type of note it is, i.e. picture, voice, to do, etc. It then indexes the note for searching. If it is an image, it will OCR the image and index it any text within the image.
The Bookmark-let is really simple and just allows you to capture capture the HTML of a web page, including images and formating. The Desktop client goes a step further and allows you to drag a cross-hair and capture any rectangular area of any screen. The iPhone application application allows you to take a picture, record a voice note, add a text note, and even gets your GPS coordinates.
So here are some things I use it for:
- Capturing white boards (converted to text)
- Business Cards
- Books, CDs, etc.
- Web Articles I like and want to organize
- Pictures of cars (I am a car nut)
It is very cool and I use it probably 10 times per day. There is also a nice API (we are using this with one of my customers) and some great integrations including: Jott, SanDisk U3, Eye-fi, and del.icio.us.