Long touted as a user’s second brain, the improvements to Evernote have made it more impressive. Authors can use it as a relational story bible, or to collaborate with others during editing phases. Create detailed character sketches using templates, keeping text, images, links to research, and even sound files together in one place for easy searching (and, more importantly, finding) later. Try the Chrome Web Clipper to grab entire snippets of websites, pdfs or bookmarks. The new task manager integrates with email for a streamlined solution. Free to start, more features with paid plans.