I love, love, love Evernote. I used to (and still mostly do) operate in my classroom using a mish-mash of legal pads, emails, folders and enough sticky notes to fell a small rainforest. Most teachers I know of work the same way or similar. Evernote lets you take notes and save them to the cloud. You can tag them for indexing or search them to recall all kinds of useful information instantly, from shopping lists to your students’ reading scores.
Evernote has recently acquired a company called Skitch. Skitch was a Windows and Mac app that allowed you to edit and write on documents, screenshots, and images. Handy, sure; but nothing fantastic. By merging Evernote and Skitch, you can now save your images to notes, and add notations, highlighting, and the like. Not bad.
Wait, they just made Skitch into an iPad App? AMAZING!
This is a needed and missing puzzle piece in my use of my iPad. There are not a lot of good options for filling out forms or writing on images. Now I can write up forms, annotate documents and shoot them off as emails, save them to Evernote, or collaborate with colleagues. Not only can I save typed data to Evernote, but also hand-written information, sketches, maps, and screenshots.
I only just started using this tool. More to come as I put it through its paces.