I ♥ Evernote

Evernote logoThis program is only the greatest note program ever devised. If you keep a thousand paper notes and notebooks and always have ideas you write down in the night, or if you just like to stay organized this program is for you. Evernote allows you to capture text, images, pdfs, voice, photographs, you can even make notes with checkboxes.

I like to use it to compile and organize my ideas and if I don’t have time to type I use the voice note. Then I transcribe it into text later. I use it for my quote bible to record all my favourite quotes, I use it to clip parts of sites and pdfs for research. And best of all it syncs perfectly with my iPhone, my PC and on the web. The web app is just as good as the PC app and the iPhone app is so handy. I hate losing ideas and Evernote prevents me from forgetting.

Best of all it’s completely free. If you see me wearing an Evernote t-shirt I did not sell out, I just want to support these guys. (you can even share notebooks to a specific URL! or edit them between friends or team mates). And they are adding new functionality daily.

Check out the site yourself http://www.evernote.com and get started today.

Systemized: A guide to understanding the world of ERP software

ebookI wrote this white paper (more of a guide I guess) about my perspectives on ERP software from a consultants point of view. I have been working with ERP for seven or so years now and have worked in business all my life. Technology is a powerful lever and if you want to use it effectively you need some sort of business management software.

This is where an ERP system comes in and if you have no exposure to Enterprise Resource Planning systems then you must check this white paper out!
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Mint.com: 3 Reasons to Track your Finances

When it comes to tracking your financial statements I will be honest. It’s BORING (and I love accounting, weird I know). I used to make all my payments on time, double check everything but I didn’t really take too close of a look unless something was way out of whack.

I stumbled across an app on my iPhone called Mint. I had been looking for a way to get a better handle on my expenses and I have determined that this is the service to do that.
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