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First Look: Evernote for the iPhone

(Oh, man. I’ve got a crazy busy day today, but it just got a lot busier thanks to an intoxicating morning with the iPhone 2.0 update and the iTunes App Store. I’ll try and sneak in a few little posts today on the amazing new apps as time permits)

Evernote (iTunes App Store Link)

  • Free
  • works with Evernote web and desktop apps

I need to do a full post on [Evernote](Evernote](http://www.evernote.com/) here some time soon, because it really is a nifty little application for collecting, storing, and organizing practically any kind of information you can throw at it. The iPhone version is a stripped-down, all-business version of the app that will scratch an itch for Evernote fans who are fatigued by having to email everything to the mothership.

More after the jump, including how to take screengrabs like this on your iPhone 2.0...

The Evernote iPhone app is crazy-simple to use, and rightfully focuses on mobile capture. Photos, voice, and text can be sent directly into your Big Evernote Database -- including the handy inclusion of location data which will show up in Evernote as Lat/Long, all thanks to iPhone's 2.0 location magic (and yes: the location stuff works fine without GPS; I do wonder how that will affect sales of what's starting to look like a costly 3G iPhone I can personally do without).

You can also access your existing stuff in browsable list form, or by searching, And, yes, once the photo you take in Evernote has synced with the EN site, the OCR makes any readable text in the image searchable from the iPhone app. Very nicely done.

Cool New iPhone Feature: Built-in Screen Capture

Nota frickin' bene: How did I get screengrabs on an uncracked 2.0 iPhone? Easy. Click the Home button and the top (Power) button at the same time to capture a PNG of the current screen to the Photo Viewer (grabbable later via iPhoto). Hat tip to Jason Snell for this awesome little bit of magic.

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Jott & Evernote

Hey Stu,

You won't need the 3G, that is unless you don't already have 1st gen iPhone. All the apps work well on the first phone, with the exception of the speakerphone volume I mentioned. I actually crave decent speaker phone volume more than I do faster Internet, but I think I'm still gonna keep my money in my pocket for now.

Yeah, and once they work the bugs out, OmniFocus also has its own voice notes for next actions. Now that they've worked through a couple of the bugs with Jott I'm finding that very handy so far. I love that you hit anywhere on the screen to start and stop. Now that makes sense for driving.

With Evernote, I'm hoping that the fact that it is still in Beta means that there will be some improvements coming up on the iphone version too. Edit-able notes would be great. Much large text would be helpful on the go too.




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