In a blog post announcing the funding, Libin reiterates his goal to build a "hundred year startup that can be everyone's second brain." He says the funding will be used for expansion, acquisitions, increasing the pace of product improvements, and international expansion. It's "not because we need the money to fund operations," he … Read more
The story reports that the funding round would value Evernote at $1 billion. TechCrunch counters that the round has not closed and that the numbers may end up being different. Everynote has raised $95.5 million to date in four venture rounds; the last was $50 million.
Evernote reports 20 million users of its product over several major computing platforms: Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and others. The product is sold in … Read more
It may not be a mobile version of Adobe Illustrator, but Skitch can handle basic image annotations and sketches exceptionally well. It's easy to learn, its tools work well, and it can even export your work to Evernote.
Getting started with Skitch is simple. From the Home screen, you can open up a blank canvas, import an image from your gallery, or take a new photo with your mobile device's camera. Also new to Skitch is a feature that lets you pull up and add annotations directly onto a Google Map, which is perfect for giving detailed or … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Years late to the game, Epson enters the portable document-scanning market with the WorkForce DS-30, a mobile workstation that lets users hit one button to scan originals directly to Web-based cloud services like Google Docs, Evernote, and SharePoint.
As more professionals take their desks on the road, mobile workstations are increasingly in need of portable scanners like the DS-30 that draw power from a laptop's USB port, meaning users don't need to lug around another bulky power cord.
In terms of design, the DS-30 isn't winning any beauty contests and certainly doesn't sound as adorable as the similarly featured Doxie Go, but it weighs just 11.5 ounces and looks easy enough to slip in a bag or briefcase.… Read more
Evernote, which acquired the OS X graphics app Skitch in August, has just released an iPad graphics app under the same name. It's a fun and useful graphics product on its own and a decent accessory product for Evernote devotees as well.
An Android version of Skitch was released previously.
Skitch on iOS (download link) is very nicely designed and quite a lot more capable than its simple user interface would lead you to think. While its image modification tools are rudimentary (you can crop an image, that's about it), it has the markup tools most people will … Read more
PARIS--Most people who try Evernote quickly lose interest in the cloud-connected note-taking service.
But Chief Executive Phil Libin isn't worried, because in the long run, they come back--and start paying. He showed statistics today at the LeWeb conference here to prove the point.
In the first month after signup, about 45 percent of people are return users. That drops down by half to 22 percent by 17 months. But then it picks up, and by 42 months, it's back up to 43 percent.
And as they stick around, they eventually start paying for the premium version of the … Read more
In this app, you can take pictures of the meals you eat (and the people with whom you eat them), add comments and restaurant information, and then automatically sync this information into the Evernote mothership, its synchronized notebook.
It's a pretty lightweight app, but it is kind of fun, and it could be useful, I suppose, if you were really obsessive about recording what you ate. It could also … Read more
"I don't want to touch your phone. I might as well put my hand in your pocket."
With Hello, the idea is that when you meet someone, you have that person enter their own information on your phone so you can find them later. They also get to take their own picture, and the fun UI twist here is that they just hold the phone up, … Read more
Hey, nice to meetcha! What did you say your name is again? Golly, I'm so bad with names. Actually, can you take a photo of yourself with my phone so I don't have to be bothered to remember you? Thanks!
If that sounds obnoxious or just plain stupid to you, you've been warned. It may become a common greeting if the latest app from Evernote, the company intent on "becoming everyone's second brain," takes off.
If associating names with faces is too taxing for you, Evernote Hello is a free iPhone tool that will relieve your neurons.
When you meet someone, you ask him or her to take a face photo on your phone with the front-facing camera, and enter name and e-mail information in Evernote Hello. Your new contact will receive an e-mail with your info.
Evernote's Android app can now share notebooks, just like the desktop version. Here's how:
Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version of Evernote from the Android Market.
Step 2: Launch Evernote and go to your notebooks.
Step 3: Long press on a notebook you want to share and when the pop-up box appears, select "Sharing Settings."
Step 4: In the "Sharing settings" section, choose whether to make your notebook public, or share them with specific people.
Step 5: Enter the recipient's e-mail address or choose one from your contacts list.
Step … Read more