I know that everyone's all excited about Pinterest--me, too. I love the fact that it's all visual, truly, like the pin-board I had in my room when I was growing up--if I saw a picture I liked, I pinned it up! (I had the Seventeen magazine cover with the red-haired girl with the freckles up for years...) And Pinterest is even better, because I can go look at everyone else's pin-boards! Terrific. I just have to get in the habit of 'pinning.'
But this other thing, Evernote, is very, very useful. You know how when you're cruising along on the web, and you find written directions for how to do something? Or a recipe? Or a wonderful piece of writing? Up till now, I've bookmarked websites I thought I might want to go back to and then ended up with piles of bookmarks which I don't ever revisit--or if I do go back, I can't find the exact thing I liked in the first place.
Evernote allows you to highlight a section of a webpage (or the entire page, if you want) and saves it as a PDF file. And--you can install Evernote on your laptop and your family computer and your smartphone and Evernote makes all your 'notes' available on each one! You can separate your notes into different notebooks--I have one for recipes, one for web design/programming, one for poetry, and one that's just general information. I can print something out, but I don't have to--it's saved in my notebook.
AND--Evernote can also save audio and pictures you take and put them in your notebooks.
Amazing. Wouldn't this have been great to have in high school and college?
Evernote. Their website says:
"Remember everything. Capture anything. Access anywhere. Find things fast."
I love it.