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Using Evernote as a task management system
August 4, 2014 | 10:38 am

EvernoteLast year Joanna wrote an excellent guide to Evernote, and I've been a fan for years. I recently read Evernote for Dummies, through Scribd, and, although I didn't learn much new from the book, it did inspire me to use Evernote in a new (to me) way. I've been telling clients for years that Evernote can be used as a complete task management system, but I never used it that way myself, preferring my much-loved Pocket Informant app. Well, when I say "much loved," I do mean that in the past tense. I wasn't crazy about the changes in the latest...

Why won’t Evernote do handwriting recognition?
March 8, 2014 | 10:53 am

With its unforgetful elephant icon and integration with almost every major OS going, as well as Moleskine notebooks, Evernote has long been the favorite notetaking, blogging, and even writing, app for many mobile device and PC users. And, as they rightly claim, "some of our engineers and researchers were the pioneers that, decades ago, made today’s mainstream digital handwriting possible." So it's a pity that, when that functionality finally arrives in full on the Android iteration of Evernote, it comes in a way that falls short of that legacy, and the technology's potential. Evernote digital handwriting is based on Penultimate, "the...

Morning Roundup: Combining Pocket and Evernote, What’s really wrong with US education?
January 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

Pocket and EvernoteScribd Launches Kindle Fire Reading App (Digital Book World) Demand for a Kindle app has been resounding: more than 100,000 users have come to Scribd since October 1, 2013 seeking an app compatible with their Kindle Fire device. *** Book Publishing May Not Remain a Standalone Industry and Book Retailing Will Demonstrate That First (Mike Shatzkin) You are missing some good fun if you don’t know those AT&T commercials where the grown-up sits around a table with a bunch of really little kids and asks them questions like “what’s better: faster or slower?” *** What's Really Wrong with Education in the US? (Teachers With Apps) The question,...

Morning Roundup: Tablets in Schools, Customers Warned Against Showrooming and more
January 6, 2014 | 9:00 am

tablets in schoolsTablets in Schools: What's Ahead in 2014 (The Digital Shift) This year, success stories will emerge. Districts that took the time to properly implement tablet rollouts will see results. If you’re in such a district, please write and share! *** On Software Quality and Building a Better Evernote (Evernote) I could quibble with the specifics, but reading Jason’s article was a painful and frustrating experience because, in the big picture, he’s right. We’re going to fix this. *** Consumers Warned Against Showrooming (GoodeReader) A name has been given to an evil that plagues independent bookstores, a practice that was blamed largely for the demise of the Borders...

Top 5 Apps for Writers
May 30, 2013 | 10:15 am

apps From MediaShift comes a roundup titled "The Top 5 Apps for Authors." Such things are inherently subjective; of the five mentioned (, Feedly, Scrivener, Tweetdeck/Hootsuite and Tweetwall) there is only one I personally use. And of course, there are apps I use often that this article fails to mention... So, what apps would I recommend? Here is my list of top five apps. 1. Evernote I use Evernote to clip articles and quotes from books, plan projects, keep lists and notes, back up a few apps I use that connect to it, and in general just keep handy stuff I want to reference...

The Ultimate Evernote Series, Part 6: Extending Evernote’s Functionality via Apps
April 24, 2013 | 11:15 am

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 In this final installment of our Evernote series, we'll look at some apps you can use to extend Evernote's functionality. Apps allow you to easily create and manage notes which have special features; any notes you create using the special app will get grouped into their own special notebook or notebooks; these will be visible to you from within your core Evernote app as well, but your other notebooks from there will not transfer over to these additional apps. For example, my Skitch...

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 5: More Photo Fun!
April 22, 2013 | 1:15 pm

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 In two of our previous installments, we explored the app versions of the Evernote ecosystem. We touched upon using your mobile device's camera to save screenshots or on-the-go info. But I was delighted to find that Evernote has a scanner feature that is actually quite powerful, and which produces a sometimes clearer picture than just using the camera alone. To access the scanner feature in the iOS app, flick your toolbar down so you can see the top toolbar. There will be a scrolling panel of...

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 4: Exploring the Android App
April 20, 2013 | 1:23 pm

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 TeleRead's Joanna Cabot has been doing a great job with her still-ongoing Evernote Guide, and she asked me to contribute an article on Evernote for Android. While the Android version has all the same basic functionality of the iPad version, Android's Share feature is more powerful than the iOS share, and this opens up options you don't have in the iOS version. For example, you can clip an article from Pocket and save it as a note in Evernote. It works thusly: See the share icon in the upper right...

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 3: Exploring the iPad App
April 18, 2013 | 12:42 pm

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Welcome to Part 3 of our Evernote series! We've been sticking mostly to the desktop so far because it's the most full-featured. But there are advantages to using the mobile apps as well. For example, if you have content you want to save to Evernote from within another iPad app, it's useful to be able to load them directly into your Evernote notebooks. Let's say, for instance, that you are a Zinio user and you have an article you want to clip from one of your magazines. I...

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 2: Notebooks and Tags
April 16, 2013 | 10:15 am

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Welcome to Part 2 of our Evernote series! In this lesson, we'll be exploring notebooks and tags, and we'll make a second notebook to show you how you can begin organizing and sorting the different content you put into this wonderful tool. Firstly, let's start with a terminology lesson. What is the difference between a notebook and a tag, and when should you use each of them? Well, both a notebook and a tag will allow you to mark your information with a keyword, which will let...

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 1: Getting Started with Evernote
April 15, 2013 | 11:15 am

EvernoteThe Ultimate Evernote Guide: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Welcome to TeleRead's newest how-to series! We'll be exploring a wonderful tool called Evernote, and its many uses for readers who want to organize and synthesize books, articles, quotes, websites, ideas and other information. I've written before about my recent Evernote love, and TeleRead's Juli Monroe has shared with us how she uses this wonderful app in her role as an author. But the truth is, we've barely scratched the surface, Juli and I. There is so much you can do with Evernote, and I'll be walking you through...

Morning Links: Yahoo acquires Summly
March 26, 2013 | 9:00 am

Morning LinksYahoo Acquires News-Reading iPhone App Summly (Paid Content) Digg Details Google Reader Replacement Plans (Good e-Reader) What if the Google Readers Just Don't Come Back? (Tech Crunch) Evernote for Android Gets Big Update (GigaOM) Kindle Daily Deals: Burning Man by Alan Russell (and 3 others) ...