Evernote 3May 2, 2008 at 3:19 pm | Posted in Software, Writing | Leave a comment
Over on Digital Handwriting, I mentioned EverNote, a clipping tool I used to use when I was using the DigiMemo more. (back in the days of lots of meetings) EverNote is a visual way of assembling notes from various sources. Its currently in Beta of version 3, a massive upgrade with cross-platform sync – including mobile devices and the web. The interface reminds me a little of Adobe Bridge but with snippets of life rather than photos.
The Beta is by invitation but if you want to explore the concept, the prior version is available for download. Free for basic use, a small cost to keep image and text recognition. It uses a kind of “endless tape” model, a vertical list of clips, not unlike some RSS Readers. See the Quick Start Guide PDF to get a visual idea of it.
Digital clipboards, camera phones, webcams, chat logs, emails, and websites all become resources to assemble ideas… Myself, I assemble stuff in well-named folders and have a desktop search tool so nothing is in its own closed box. But those images are found by folder and file name relevancy, not the text in them, which EverNote can do. Acrobat can also do some of that but its a lot more $. And web access is interesting, like ‘webnotes’ or ‘webclips’. eclips?
Be very interested to see what they offer when its public.