Weekend Update (Issue #2)

New App I’m Using: Notes

Like everyone who has had an iPhone I have dabbled in the Notes app from the beginning. It just never offered the things I needed most in a note-taking app. After trying many alternatives, I eventually settled on Evernote for all of my note taking needs because of the syncing functionality. When the Notes app was updated recently I was still pretty skeptical. After hearing some good things about the app I began testing the functionality of the app with regard to syncing and the ability to add quick notes, something that Evernote is not as good for. I have been using it all week for my quick notes and for working on blog outlines. I have to say I am impressed. The simplicity is great for those quick notes and for the ease of syncing.

My issue with Evernote is that while it is still a great app for storing information and keeping track of things, it has become complicated. There are a lot of great functions within Evernote but the main thing that keeps me there is the syncing, the various options for notes (which are particularly useful for work) and ability to access from a PC (which I use for work) without much difficulty and a with a nice interface. I keep a lot of lists and notes that I regularly update for work and need the access on a PC. At first, I thought it would be complicated with using both apps, but I have really been able to easily work the Notes app into my workflow. I think it is the simplicity of the interface and the ease of syncing that allows for that. I recommend giving the updated Notes app a try.

New Show: Into the Badlands

Into the Badlands, a new show in the Sunday line-up of AMC, premiered last week. This show is good and has the potential to be great. There are absolutely some corny parts but it goes with the territory of this type of show. The martial arts sequences are everything you would expect; well executed and extremely choreographed. But, that’s all forgivable because the post-apocalyptic storyline and cool visuals are worth it. I highly recommend watching Into the Badlands. At least, give it a try if you are the least bit interested because it offers a lot of potential.

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