Going paperless is an idea I have struggled with for some time. I’ve tried various applications and methodologies in the past only to be overwhelmed by the effort or dismayed by the lack of cross-platform support. Beyond the paperless ideal, data management, efficient note taking and good writing habits were also objectives for which I could not find workable solutions. My digital documents were scattered across different computers much in the same way my physical paper was carelessly stuffed in bankers boxes. I have been a casual Evernote user for some time and a Premium subscriber for about a year. But, it was not until the recent release of the Android application for my NOOK Color that I have decided to fully use Evernote as my organizational tool.
A criticism of the nook color is that it’s an inbetweener: a device that attempts to serve the dual purpose of being an ereader and a touch tablet. Caught in the technological purgatory between the exalted heights of Steve’s magical device upon which ethereal seraphim play Angry Birds and the earthly simulacrum of deadwood, aka the Kindle, it is claimed that the nook color can neither meet the needs of the avid reader addicted to the nicotine of e-ink nor the desires of the ritalin soaked electro sheep happily updating their status while downloading the latest kamasutra app.