Paige is worried that she'll lose all her email someday if Google cancels her account or closes down Gmail. Leo says that FastMail is a paid service and it's a better option. However, you can back up your Gmail using Google Takeout. You could also use FastMail to go and get your Gmail if you make that choice. And you can use Evernote to back up your Gmail as well.
Alan is a doctor and would like to find an app that will be able to read his terrible handwriting and sync it to his computer. Alan uses Color Note, but unfortunately, it doesn't sync. Leo says that Microsoft OneNote can do it, and it'll sync to the cloud. Google Keep does it as well, and it's free. There are hundreds of apps for this. Just find one you like.
There's also a feature of Android called "Your Phone," which will enable Alan to see his handwritten phone apps on his computer.
John's son is a student and he wants to know about long term cloud storage for all his university notes. How can he organize it and be able to access it when he needs to? Leo says that it comes down to how he likes to take notes and what form to store them. Many medical students take graphical notes, sketching, and the like. That's why an iPad Pro is really good for that. If on Windows, One Note is a good app for that, which has good handwriting recognition, and then it's saved to Microsoft One Drive automatically. Evernote is another option.
Sarah would like to go paperless in her office. How can she do that? Rich says that Sarah's Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has a built-in scanner capability and you can simply take a picture of your stuff and then use a scanning app that will then store your documents into the cloud, like in Evernote or Google Drive. Evernote's premium edition lets you search within it. But it's also proprietary, so Rich says that Google Drive is a better option. Scannable is Rich's favorite (iOS only). Google Drive will also directly scan using the "plus sign."
Audrey needs a tablet with the best voice recognition, that she can then email to her desktop for cleaning up. Her computer isn't Apple, would an iPad work? Leo says that doesn't matter. Word is about formatting, you can start with an email or even text file and dictate. Formatting doesn't matter. What Leo recommends is using a notetaking app that will automatically sync it to your desktop. Evernote is a good example. Microsoft's OneNote is a great example. All Android devices will use Google's voice recognition and that's excellent. Google Keep as well.
Ruben is looking for an alternative to Evernote. They've raised prices for the Premium version. Leo says that he can still do the free version, and he may be able to get by, but it's not encrypted. Leo's alternative is Microsoft's ONENOTE. Leo says it's free on everything and he won't have to have an Office subscription to use it. Another good one is Google Keep. Keep is interesting because it's like a bulletin board.
If you are scanning important, sensitive documents with your cell phone and sending those files over the internet, make sure to use an app from a reputable, reliable company. Do not use apps from relatively unknown developers, where images could potentially be intercepted. On Android phones, use Google Drive's scan option. On iPhone, open the Notes app and hit the + sign, then tap the "Scan Documents" option. Evernote Scannable is also a legitimate high-quality (free) scanning app.
Brian wants to know if there's an easy way to search for things on his Mac. Leo says that CMD + spacebar will bring up spotlight search. He can just start typing and he'll find what he needs right away.
Emilio is blind and uses Evernote to save his notebook and data. But recent changes have made it nearly impossible to use with his screen reading program. Leo says that Evernote's changes are very concerning and they've been ignoring accessibility since the very beginning.
Bob would like to create a master drive that he can put in a safe deposit box that has all his private information on it. Leo says that's a good idea, but he doesn't really have to go to that extreme. One option is Google Docs, which would be sharable to his attorney.