Evernote, the popular note-taking, cataloging, and bookmarking service has been busy over the past month, cranking out a number of updates. In this short period of time, they've added support for Safari, integrated with Mac's Growl, updated the Android version, revamped their Web Clipper, and partnered up with business card and receipt scanning service Shoeboxed. Oh, and they started a podcast too.
Not everyone is an Evernote fanatic - our own Marshall Kirpatrick has noted his disappointments with the service more than once - but those who enjoy the service (in our experience at least) are downright fanatical about this cross-platform note-taking app. Perhaps that's because Evernote isn't just a desktop application or a web app or a mobile app - it's all of the above. And all is so tightly integrated that it makes for a truly seamless experience - your data is just there, everywhere you are.
Over the past month, the Evernote team has been cranking out new features left-and-right. If you haven't been following the news, here's what you've missed:
- Clip to Evernote Bookmarklet: the Clip to Evernote bookmarklet was updated to allow you to clip either part of a web page or the whole thing. Plus, you can create a simple quick note without launching Evernote.
- Safari Clipper: Evernote added a Safari version of the Web Clipper which, in addition to the standard features, also lets you save web pages as PDFs. Growl support notifies you of new syncs and clippings.
- Firefox Clipper for Mac: For those who prefer Firefox on Mac, the new Firefox clipper for Mac is tightly integrated with the desktop client.
- Android Client Gets a Makeover: The mobile version for Android was revamped, adding in improved searching and navigation. It also optimized the interface for touch screens, enabled portrait and landscape viewing, and now takes full advantage of the Android browser.
The new Web Clipper
Perhaps the biggest and best update, though, is the partnership with scanning service Shoeboxed - a partnership which was announced a little less than a month ago. This service lets you either mail in or email in scans of receipts and business cards. They do the tedious work of scanning them for you and then they post the scanned images online. With the Shoeboxed + Evernote integration, you can now send your Shoeboxed scans directly to your Evernote account.
Finally, if you can't get enough Evernote, the company has also introduced a podcast about their service. The first one, released mid-March, features discussions about the company itself as well as company news and tips. You can get the MP3 here or subscribe in iTunes.
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