The logo for Evernote, the note-taking app that helps take the strain off your memory and improve your productivity

Another day, another app.

Even if you do everything you can to improve your memory, there will still be times where there’s just too much to remember — you need some help.

A lot of people will write lists — that’s one method for externalising things that you need to remember. Rather than trying to store that information in your brain, you use an external resource (some paper) to note the information down.

Externalising stuff certainly takes a strain off your brain — you don’t have the anxiety of thinking you might forget that important thing you need to do. But simply writing lists isn’t always the most effective way to do things… how often have you ended up losing lists or juggling 5 different lists and not knowing where to start?

Evernote is a note-taking app that allows those paper lists to become electronic, taggable and searchable. It’s a great tool for keeping track of ideas, research notes, things to do, diary entries or almost anything else. You can install it on your phone, tablet and PC and then easily sync across all your devices. I use it for all of my note-taking.

The free version is great but after a while you may want the extra functionality of the premium version. You can get a free month (courtesy of Find a Spark) by using this link.