Rodney Scott Dowell
Nov 2, 2017
Attorneys are in the business of collecting, sorting and using great quantities of facts, opinions, and data to help solve their clients’ problems. As we have moved from organizing that information, all found in print, in three-ring binders, to organizing information found mostly in electronic format in some type of electronic format, we have struggled to find an effective mechanism to do so. A few web-based services have jumped to the forefront in helping us accomplish our goals, including one of the leading contenders, Evernote®. Fortunately, my friend Heidi Alexander has written the definitive book on how attorneys can effectively use Evernote, across platforms, to accomplish this most important task of effectively organizing our electronic data in an effective and time efficient manner. Heidi provides us a simple framework to learn how to use Evernote® to take notes, save, store and organize data, annotate the data, and share and collaborate on the stored information. Within the law firm Evernote® provides a core tool to allow the firm to organize its management or to manage its cases.
One thing that I know from practicing law, managing a law firm, and working with countless attorneys is that any book aimed at attorneys must give practical, easily achievable advice that makes it easier to practice law. This book succeeds in all three categories!
Let’s be clear, if you need to organize your electronic information then Evernote® is a great starting point because you can begin with a free version that works on both your desktop (P.C. or Mac) and your mobile devices. This book is ideal for the attorney that wants to quickly get started and become more efficient by using Evernote®. Therefore, the book focuses on the more robust desktop version, but also allows the reader to have a limited preview of the extended power of the mobile versions.
One of the biggest roadblocks to adopting and using new tools, like Evernote® is the learning phase. Heidi’s boo