Evernote, whose slogan is "Remember Everything," has come up with a brilliant app that leverages Apple's smart cover behavior to create a new take on flash cards. You remember flash cards, don't you?
Apple's smart covers (and some third party covers) have that clever feature whereby the iPad 2 turns off when the smart cover fully covers the screen, and turns on when it is lifted. Evernote Peek, a free app for the iPad 2, turns that scenario into a Q&A session.
If you lift the cover slightly, you can see a question like “Who was the fifth President of the United States?” or “How fast does light travel?” Lift the cover further to see the answer.
Evernote is a note-taking and archival service. They say,
Evernote works by connecting all the computers and phones you use daily, allowing you to capture something in one place and then access it from another. All in Evernote.
Thus, Evernote Peek doesn't really have much to do with the company's main apps, although it does reinforce the "Remember Everything" slogan. In addition, you can connect Peek to your Evernote notebooks and turn them into your own Q&A sessions. Your note titles become the clues; the body of the notes become the answers.
For best results, Evernote recommends users keep the clues to one sentence and the answer to about three sentences. Clever, and this makes Evernote Peek the first smart cover app. Watch a video below.