If you’ve been reading IGE for any length of time, then you know I have a mild severe uncontrollable obsession with lists.

The Type A in me just loves to keep track of everylittledetail of my busy life, and since I’m a very visual person, being able to SEE what I have to get done during the day, make for dinner, or randomly keep track of helps keep me sane.

Lately I’ve been making lists in my iPhone’s “Notes” application, which is great because it syncs to my work iPad, but it doesn’t sync with my work Mac or home PC, making me feel as though there’s hole in my line of defense against forgotten errands and gallons of milk from the grocery store.

Well thank goodness for social networking, because after explaining my problem on Twitter today, several people responded telling me to ditch the notes app, and check out the best little list making, task organizing, note taking app that syncs with ALL my devices at once.



Evernote lets you create different lists/notes/to-dos, then wirelessly syncs them with any device that has the app downloaded onto it. Now I can keep track of what I’ll be making for dinner on four different devices – wheee!

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You can attach images, files or audio recordings to any note, and Evernote even opens links up within the app – like the recipe for Shrimp Cobb Salad I made tried to make tonight.

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Looks pretty tasty, right?


A big, fluffy mixed-greens salad lined with all the fixins’.


Carrots, Celery, Corn, Tomatoes, Avocado and Bacon. What could be wrong with that?

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IT’S MISSING THE SHRIMP. The spiced, plump and tender sauteed shrimp that were supposed to be majestically nestled on top of the Shrimp Cobb Salad were tragically left in the skillet and forgotten about until after said salad was already demolished. Blerg.


Oh well, I suppose the bacon and avocado stripes made up for it… ;)


Off to tackle some of those lists! Have a great night!


What’s your secret to staying organized?