I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about the recent union between Moleskine and Evernote but I thought I’d go ahead and include info here for those who might not have heard the news.
Moleskine announced an Evernote-specific “smart” notebook last week at the Evernote Trunk Conference. The book includes stickers that, when scanned or photographed and stored on Evernote, will automatically help to tag your page. The embossed covers are really pretty and the grids and/or lines on the page are actually dots to help correct the skew when taking digital snapshots of your pages though I’ll have to see it to believe it.
The 3.5x5.5” size can be pre-ordered for $24.95 and the 5x8.25” is $29.95.
More details can be found at Design Taxi.
UPDATE: Our sponsor, Notemaker in Australia will also be stocking the Evernote X Moleskine Smart Notebook. You can pre-order now for delivery the first week of October. Their prices are $29.95AUD for the pocket-sized and $39.95AUD for the larger size. Don’t forget to use the discount code WELLAPPDESK at checkout to receive a 10% discount.
I’ve had a couple questions floating around in my organizationally-obsessed head and I was hoping you fine readers might have some input.
I’d prefer a service that can be accessed via web-based/cloud AND iPhone for both news and article/tidbit collecting.
Please leave your recommendations in the comments here. I’d really appreciate any input as I’ve floated from one option to another without finding one I’ve been really happy using.
For serious back-up and data recovery, I recommend SuperDuper!. It has actually saved my bacon in the past so I can say with certainty that it works. In layman’s terms, SuperDuper! quickly and easily creates back-ups and clones of your hard drive in case of emergency. This is not Time Machine, that stores iterations of files and versions but a straight-up back-up of your data, home folder or clone of your drive. SuperDuper! does claim it is a perfect complement to Time Machine though.
I had not yet gotten around to installing the most recent version of SuperDuper! on my laptop before it got stolen last week so trust me when I say $27.95 is a small price to pay for the lost work-hours, family photos and treasured memories.
Update: SuperDuper! is free for the basic version. The $27.95 price tag is for the upgraded version that provides scheduling and smart back-up options. So, download the free version and try it out. You’ll be glad you did.
Another step to securing your digital life is having a good back-up system in place. One great option for active files and things you might need to share or access from multiple work stations is Dropbox. It is an online storage service that provides a great desktop applet that integrates seamlessly with Macs ad mobile devices (It also provides software that runs on Windows and Linux as well but I’ve not used it so I can’t speak to how effective it is).
I use the service to store various text documents, logos and image files I use regularly and as back-up of current projects that I’m still working on. Once a project is completed, its moved to other storage.
The free basic account provides 2GB of space and you can earn additional free space when friends sign up. Their service can also be upgraded to hold 50GB, 100GB and 1TB+ through a monthly service fee starting at $9.99/mo.