EverNote Invites Available
I have 10 invites to the private beta for anyone who was intrigued by my mention of Evernote in my Lifehack piece, The Ultimate Writing Productivity Resource. The desktop program will work just fine without being in the beta-testing program — you’ll be able to "clip" webpages and text from other apps and save them to your local repository. The beta is for the online features, which allow you to access your saved EverNote materials from anywhere, email images and other material into your EverNote account (from a mobile phone for example), use what looks like a pretty incredible text recognition system for photos, and access your EverNote account like an IMAP email account (I admit I haven’t figured out what this would be useful for, but somebody will).
To get an invite to the beta, just email me using the contact form on this site. I’ll send an invite to the first 10 people who ask — first come, first served. If I get any more invites to EverNote — or anything else of interest to writers — I’ll be happy to share them, but for now, it’s only 10. The beta is free, but I have no idea whether they’ll be charging for the online features once the program is officially released (I believe the desktop software will always have a free version).