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Companies update their apps all the time, and usually the changes aren’t particularly noteworthy, but Microsoft just revealed a doozy of an update to its OneNote app for Windows 8.1 devices. One major change is the Share charm that lets you send anything you see on your screen (such as something from an app) to OneNote with a swipe and a couple of clicks. You can do the same with screenshots. Other new features include scanning capabilities with Camera Scan, which will automatically clean up shots of whiteboards and documents to make them appear to be scanned, and new OCR recognition makes... Read more...
3M’s Post-it Notes are legendary; they’re omnipresent in every office and have kind of achieved iconic status for their brilliant simplicity. Arguably, the 21st century digital age version is Evernote, a tool that makes it simple for mobile users to jot down a note, record a quick audio clip, or snap a photo and stash it away for later. The two are now a pair, thanks to the addition of Post-it Note camera functionality to Evernote’s app that lets you take photos of multiple Post-its; the app will then recognize the color, digitally tidy up the handwriting, and then reproduce a... Read more...
Cloud storage provider Box has figured out a few things. Early on, it targeted businesses with its user-friendly service as well as consumers, and even as it continues to develop business-facing features, it hasn’t lost the appeal that makes the average consumer sign up for an account, as well. Box has also figured out that branching out from merely storing data in the cloud is a good idea. The company announced a new note-taking feature called Box Notes that lets users jot down ideas, meeting notes, action plans, or what have you and collaborate with other users (ostensibly, coworkers) in... Read more...
At launch, Google Keep showed a lot of promise. There's Google's epic cloud infrastructure, excellent syncing across the Google ecosystem, and a drop-deal simple interface. Plus, it seems that mobile users at large are howling for a fantastic note-taking app, as proven by the success of items like Evernote. That said, Keep may have been a bit too simple at launch, and also, it only shipped for Android -- no other mobile platforms could take advantage. Today, Google's shaping Keep up a bit, and you can bet it's going right after Evernote. Now, Keep can remind you of important tasks and errands at... Read more...
Slowly but surely, Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system is getting some serious love. Instead of being left behind as Android and iOS counterparts see routine updates, WP8 is starting to see lockstep updates on some fairly major applications. Take Evernote, for example, which just updates its WP app with a new look and a handful of useful new features. The update apps a new hub page upon launch, with new note options, shorcuts, recent activity, notebooks, tags, and support for Evernote Business. This update also brings three important improvements to the note view. First, if you have a note... Read more...
Evernote is a terrific remember-everything tool, and it keeps getting better. Today, Evernote updated its Android app again, bringing several attractive features that will make it even more powerful. First, Evernote updated the camera feature to include multi-shot capabilities, so you can snap several pictures and save them all in one note. Even better, users now have the Page Camera feature that essentially turns Evernote into a pocket scanner; you can take photos of physical documents, let Evernote tweak them into something that looks more like the actual paper than a photo, and save them as... Read more...
Another day, another security breach. This time it’s Evernote, the popular cloud-based “remember everything” service whose product offerings have increased substantially recently to include business-oriented tools. According to a post on Evernote’s website, the company spotted some suspicious activity: “Evernote's Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.” Because of the breach, the company recommends that... Read more...
Evernote has proven itself as a popular and useful cloud-based note-taking tool; if you’ve never used it, Evernote (available as an app on your favorite mobile OS) lets you write a note, snap a photo, or record audio and save it automatically to your device and also to a cloud storage account. You can then access those notes from any of your connected devices or via a Web interface. Now, Evernote is edging into the SMB market with Evernote Business. Essentially, that includes all the normal features of the service, but with some added functionality to make it easier to deploy and manage company-wide.... Read more...
In remarks made at the Next Web conference in Amsterdam, Evernote CEO Phil Libin indicated that the company will be launching a business program in the coming months, according to InfoWorld. Evernote has proved to be a popular app, making it easy for users to quickly record ideas in a variety of formats, such as notes and photos, and access them later via the cloud or local storage. With almost 30 million users, it’s safe to say that Evernote is already being used in the enterprise, but--like a lot of excellent apps and devices--it’s strictly the domain of individual end users. An official... Read more...
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... Read more...