New Ways to Work With Evernote in 2015

Throughout history, the new has relentlessly outmoded the old, a truism that often seems to operate at warp speed in the tech world.

Just think about how we worked a decade ago.

In 2005, few of us would likely have imagined that handheld gizmos would become portable extensions of our offices. Today, it’s normal to see people working outside the confines of the cubicle in coffee shops and airports, tapping out emails on tablets, preparing proposals on laptops, and thumbing through reports on smartphones. Apps like Evernote, coupled with increasingly powerful devices, are making it possible for us to stay connected and do great work.

From laptops to tablets and smartphones, a multitude of modern technology means your desk no longer anchors your work. Just the opposite, actually. Today, technology untethers you to do your best, most efficient work regardless of location.

Mobile devices have muddled the distinction between the classic nine-to-five workday, providing many people unprecedented autonomy to work where, when, and how it suits them.

Moreover, the rise of contextual data give workers even more opportunity to be efficient and productive. Instant access to knowledge drives success for both individual contributors and teams.

For example, people who can easily find a document for a colleague help improve collaboration. Those who are able to quickly answer a question on a conference call using their mobile device help move meetings forward. These solutions are better and faster than sending bulky attachments or delivering Powerpoint presentations.

As mobile devices continue to be a prominent part of your work, they are also gaining ground as tools that help you seamlessly connect with the people you work with. With messaging, you can check in with colleagues and deliver content to clients with little effort and then go back to what you were doing.

Perhaps the next great frontier in technology that will impact how we work is wearables. From Android Wear to the forthcoming Apple Watch, wearables have the ability to change workflows for industries like construction and real estate that work outside office walls.

Imagine an experience that complements the work you are engaged in at the moment. If you’re using Evernote on your smartphone and a call comes in, the highlights of your discussion would appear on your watch. The potential of wearables in 2015 will be a big trend to follow as real people begin to start wearing and adopting them.

We’ll be following and interpreting the impact of these trends through The Way We Work, a new blog series that will explore not just the trends, but also how the tools spawned from them will redefine your work this year and beyond.

Originally published at on January 14, 2015.

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