Word processing and document editing is never going to be easy on the iPhone. The screen’s small, the keyboard’s smaller and you can’t insert any animated cat gifs, at least not without a lot of effort. There are some pretty spiffy writing apps for iOS, but it’s not the same as working on a desktop.
You know what, though? The iPhone is great at note-taking. Scribble out some ideas or outline your next draft — that’s where a writer can find some real use for an iPhone. Scratch, a note-taking app, is pushing those scribbles to the next level. Integration with just about everything and Markdown support really makes this little app a strong contender in the note-taking field. (more…)
Note-taking apps for the iPhone are hardly scarce, with many third-party options available for a device that ships with a stock Notes app fully integrated into it’s own cloud-based sync services. While Squarespace is best known as a blogging platform, the company recently pushed out a note-taking app of their own, Squarespace Note.
Squarespace Note is a minimalist note-taking app that syncs your textual memos with a variety of services including Squarespace itself, Evernote and Dropbox. It’s advertised not as an independent note-taking app, but rather a proxy for your other subscribed services. (more…)
I’ve always looked at Evernote as a service that simply wasn’t for me. Dropbox and Finder have always met my limited needs, but a steady stream of updates and acquisitions has made Evernote harder and harder to ignore. The service can store nearly anything, and features like OCR and tags make content easy to sift through.
Capture is an important part of the Evernote process, but it’s not really something that the iOS versions of the apps do very well. Sure, Evernote has a giant Plus button, but that doesn’t mean that adding items is easy. This Plus button brings up a blank note, which works well for simple notes, but copying and pasting into Evernote can be a pain. On top of that, adding tags or changing a notebook takes several taps. EverClip tries to improve upon the Evernote capture process. The app runs in the background and captures anything that’s copied to the iOS clipboard. Should EverClip be a part of your Evernote arsenal? (more…)
Outlining is a fantastic way to organize ideas for everything from a detailed narrative to an app review. ThinkBook has always been my go-to outlining app, but the lack of robust syncing or export options makes it difficult to edit outlines on anything except the iPad. I would venture to say that no one likes to edit outlines in TextEdit, but I’m sure that there’s at least one text evangelist out there who’s crazy enough.
Cloud Outliner by Denys Yevenko is a basic outliner that trades complex features for easy export and sync. The app supports iCloud and Evernote syncing, and can export to OPML. Is the promise of robust outline syncing too good to be true, or does this little app pack a powerful punch? (more…)
You’re at another conference. You hate these things because you’ve always got to try to pretend like you’re having a good time, even with the knowledge that your boss expects you to meet and expand your network of contacts. As you reach for what appears to be a shrimp cocktail made of some vegetable you’ve never seen before, you hear, “Hello, I’m Jan. What’s your name?”
These types of introductions happen all the time, whether you’re at a conference or just hanging with your friends. Problem is, sometimes it’s easy to forget who you met and when, and that loses you the contact in the process. Evernote Hello looks to solve that problem by giving you a fun and intuitive way to record those interactions, and then syncs those notes with your Evernote account. Is it worth the download? Let’s go meet some people after the jump.
Have you ever been to a restaurant, tried something new and then forgotten what you had to eat the next time you stop by? I know that I have (which is rare, given my standard order) and I’ve definitely forgotten what my girlfriend’s favorite order is, leading to confused stares and a lot of frantic searching as I tear through the menu.
Evernote Food is here to help. A new app that syncs to your Evernote account, Evernote Food wants to be your personal food journal, ensuring that you never forget that excellent meal that you had. Does the app perform as promised, or am I stuck in the same spot as before? Let’s find out.
The wizards at Evernote have done it again. They’ve completely overhauled Evernote for iPhone not just by adding a few features, but through a total redesign of the UI.
Today we’re going to take a look at what has changed and whether or not the update has made for a better or worse experience.
Evernote is one of the best free utilities to ever hit the Mac or iPhone. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan and use it on a daily basis. However, one thing that constantly bugs me is Evernote’s lacklustre handling of task lists (to-dos). You can create a basic list with checkmarks inside of Evernote, but the options are really limited and you aren’t then allowed to edit this list on your iPhone.
Egretlist is an iPhone app that seeks to right this wrong. It’s a full-service to-do list manager that lives on your iPhone and sinks with Evernote. Today we’ll take a brief look at some of the things you can and can’t do with Egretlist and discuss how the app held up in our review process.