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cloudHQ
integrate and sync Evernote and Dropbox
Using cloud storage services such as Evernote.com and Dropbox.com will change the way you work on your documents and files in a very fundamental way. There are many other services (such as Google Docs, SugarSync, Box, etc.) that can do similar things but these two are both typical of this type of servces and also well used and well known. 

The other service is cloudHQ: a service enables you to sync and replicate data between these two services so you data is safe and also available either via Dropbox or via Evernote. 




I will examine each of the programs in turn and suggest similar programs.

Evernote.com

Evernote is a great tool for leaving yourself notes, reminders, and miscellaneous things with the advantage of having those instantly save to the cloud. Also all these notes are almost instantly available on a variety of devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android phones, etc.

Under Evernote umbrella, there are alos addional products such as Skitch (capture all or part of a screen as a PDF or .jpeg documents), Evernote Hello (keep track of all your contacts through your smartphone), etc.

Evernote: make notes, load documents, store websites, clip and store information from the Web)

How to use Evernote

For instance,  I find a website that I want to save for latter on. Rather than creating a bookmark in my wen browser that will just be on my PC (or MAC), I can click on the Evernote icon on my browser and the web page is automatically transfered  into a notebook in Evernote. 
Or, if a professor wants to keep attendance at his/her classes , then she/he can make a note in Evernote on her/his iPhone and then the same note is available on all of her/his other devices. Rather than making separate copies on each device, the professor can use Evernote to sync all notes to all devices almost instantly.
 
You might ask what is the difference with a traditional calendar or notebook and writing notes by hand? 
Actually, the only difference is that Evernote works better and it is integrated will all devices your. What has changed dramatically is having notes appear on all devices without manually copying. 

Dropbox

Dropbox enables to have arbitrary files available on multiple devices but also allows you to easily share files. You can share files or folders to any other person (friend, college, partner) by simply sending an email invitation to join your Dropbox folder which exists both on your device and in a Dropbox website online. 
For course, you can choose which files to share, thereby sharing all of the contents of the files privately with those invited. Dropbox has client software for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices. 

Your files are always available to you even when you are offline. Dropbox keeps a one-month history of your work. Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted. If you use Dropbox to backup files on your computer, you will likely have to purchase additional online storage space.

How to use Dropbox

Dropbox is not really a taking program. You can think more like as an online data storage and backup program. You can add the Dropbox application to your computer, smartphone or other device. Evernote is like having an automated notepad and clipping program, while Dropbox is file and folder oriented. You could keep notes in a word processing program, but then you would have to put the file with the note into a Dropbox folder for it to be available on all your devices. One can use Dropbox to share large files that will not transfer by email because of file size limits. Sharing a file is extremely easy. You create a file, share the file and send an invitation to the recipient. The two programs are different enough to use both.

cloudHQ - integrate Dropbox and Evernote

But with all the files, notes, videos and even images saved in Evernote.  How can I protect my notes? These are worth a great value so I need to make sure that no one accidentally deletes my file in a worst case scenario, for instance where the application encounters a downtime or an outage, how can I make sure that I will still be able to meet and present my agenda in a meeting? 

When all else fail, you need a consolidation and solid back up of your documents in Evernotre.  You need to make sure that those precious files that you have will not be a victim of hackers and data loss due to system failure.  With that, you need to cloudHQ.  

Through cloudHQ you can back up and sync files between Evernote, Google Docs and, Dropbox, etc., in real time. You have to back up all your data and protect it against malicious or accidental deletion.  You can even simplify team collaboration across multiple cloud services and accounts.

What are you waiting for, keep your files and (even your life) protected and safe, and use cloudHQ now.


 
 
Dropbox and Evernote
A lot of people are asking if they should use Dropbox instead of Evernote since or vice-versa. 
Since, from very high point of view, these two services seem to offer the same sort of fundamental features. 

There are two points we want to convey in this post. First, to quell this misconception that Evernote and Dropbox are the same. Second, to describe just how you can use both of these services. Before we get into that, I think it’d be interesting to try to sort out how people arrive at the conclusion that Dropbox and Evernote are similar enough to cause confusion as to which is best to the exclusion of the other.

Any experienced Dropbox and Evernote user can tell you where the similarities begin and end: both services specialize in keeping your data in sync across multiple devices and the cloud. They both offer iPhone and Android clients and PC clients for managing your data and they both, to one degree or another, deal in files (like spreadsheets, word processor documents, photos and such like). The ability to keep previous versions of files is also present on both app’s feature lists, but this is presented executed in quite different ways by each service. And that is it.

It is possible that somebody could make Evernote into a kind of a Dropbox or Dropbox into a kind of an Evernote. They are some similarities  that one could theoretically be used in place of the other. But that is might work only on paper: I’m a firm believer in using the right tool for the job.

Dropbox’s focus is files, so that’s what I keep there. Lots of them, - gigabytes and gigabytes. You can keep all your iTunes music there, all of your Photoshop files, all your backups, and sorts of other stuff. It’s also really great for ad hoc file sharing/hosting and it allows files of over 50mb (which Evernote does not). And it offers a very scalable version control system by letting you revert to all previous versions of a file going back 30 days incase you foul something up (or infinite if your purchase Rat Pack). Evernote supports some versioning with it’s Note History feature, but it doesn’t keep a revision of every change you make, but rather a snapshot of the note at a given interval that you can revert to if you like.

Evernote manages primarily textual, image and voice recording content. It does allow you to attach files to notes, a facility that I use frequently, but not the same way Dropbox does. And it is quite limited. Evernote allows more versatile and customizable organization in the forms of notebooks and tags. Also content in Evernote is searchable. The significant majority of what one should keep in Evernote should be text or related to text: account numbers, throwaway notes, web clips. scanned copies of receipts (which are also searchable), etc. You can also store voice records or similar.

Some other examples:

  • Dropbox should be used for archiving of Evernote content while Evernote is kinda live documents
  • Dropbox is where one can keep the music and video, Evernote is where one can keep the list of bands to check out and the receipts for the music one buys.
  • Dropbox is where one can keep big files related to his/her projects (PSD files and assets), while Evernote is where one keep notes and communication.
  • Dropbox is how one can share big files easily between people, Evernote is how to easily share text between people.

You probably get the idea.

I heavily use both Dropbox and Evernote and they are excellent sharing tools. They’re both fantastic services and I’d be seriously bummed if I didn’t have either one. 

That said, please check out cloudHQ: it can sync all your Evernote notes with Dropbox. So Dropbox can actually be backup for your Evernote.