Finds of the Week: Instant Logo Search / Exporting Evernote data / 8 built-in Windows tools / Download free topographical maps


Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Instant Logo Search
It's not always easy to find official logos for popular websites. Instant Logo Search is a relatively new site, but I've found it to be useful and it's been growing rapidly. Logos can be downloaded in either SVG or PNG formats.

How to Jump Ship From Evernote and Take Your Data With You
Evernote increased its prices for paid subscribers and limited free accounts to two devices this year, prompting many to think it might be time to leave the service. Now that Microsoft OneNote is free it became a viable option, as are some other services like Google Keep. This article tells you the best way to export your Evernote data on both Windows and Mac computers and into OneNote, Apple Notes, Nimbus Note, and Plain Text. If you use IFTTT (if this, then that), there are directions on how to move your notes to Google Drive, Day One, and Dropbox. Google Keep doesn't have any import options, but you can export your Evernote data to HTML and then add items individually, one at a time.

8 Handy Windows Built-in Tools You Might Not Know About
Windows has some useful built in tools, and many of them are popular and well known amongst Windows users. Here's a good overview of some lesser known tools that you might not have heard of or haven't used. I like to use built in tools when possible, though at times you just need a good third party program. Of course, the best free ones are here on Gizmo's Freeware. :)

Download Topological Maps for free from National Geographic (U.S)
Download high quality topological maps from National Geographic for free. National Geographic uses the same topos that were printed by USGS (United States Geological Survey). The site has an easy to use web interface that allows you to quickly find almost any 7.5 minute topo in the continental U.S.A. (0.5% of the quads have not been processed yet). Each topo has been pre-processed to print on a standard home, letter size printer as multi-page PDFs.

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Those topo maps are about 50 years old. Don't use them for navigating roads. But they are interesting to see what was around mid last century. The topography hasn't changed so much.

hmm, highways do extensive grading when being built, so I guess these topos are only accurate in untouched rural and wilderness areas.

I migrated my notes from Evernote to OneNote (free), but then I migrated back! Going back was harder - more manual, less automated.
I missed too many features. I also figured out that my THIRD device (a laptop that stays home, on WiFi) can always use Evernote free with a browser, online! So my Android smartphone and my traveling laptop are still Evernote "connected devices" for free, i.e. they can still run the Evernote app! I wish I'd just stayed put!
I did install Google Keep, which I'm using for quick ToDo lists and Post-Its. But I didn't find any other cross-platform EN replacement I liked.

Evernote Alternatives and Similar Software -

There are many alternatives to Evernote, but I don't think any of them is half as useful. When I posted above I was registered to use it on one Android phone and one W10 laptop. Now I'm forced to use TWO Android cell phones for a couple of weeks (long story, SIM card incompatibility while traveling), so I just registered both cell phones and UNregistered the laptop, which can connect fine with Chrome (browser). Still free, still great!
Evernote makes it very easy to unregister a gizmo. Just register a third and it will eventually give you a choice of paying or choosing a gizmo (from a list) to drop. You can even switch back and forth if you want.