The University of Chicago Information Technology Services makes Google Apps for Education available to all faculty, students, and staff at the University of Chicago.
Instructions for using the Google Apps, which include Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar and Gmail can be found at the Google Apps Learning Center. Information about how to download Google Drive to your computer desktop can be found here.
Evernote is a cloud based storage and notetaking software that integrates with many applications and browsers you use in your day to day tasks on the internet. They have a tier of pricing packages with increasing levels of connectivity.