If you use SwiftKey and are as horrible a touch typist as I am, you’ll be extremely pleased to hear that the makers of the venerable third-party keyboard for Android are rolling out features to improve typing predictions and autocorrect.
Updated personalization options within SwiftKey version 4.4.5 allow the app to collect typographical data from Google+ public posts and Evernote archives, much in the same way as Google’s most recent Keyboard release. The app goes one step further for owners of iOS devices; if you have SwiftKey Note connected to Evernote, the app will now also glean typographical information from that. (more…)
Evernote for Android received its first major update in some time this morning, one that includes handwriting. As Evernote puts it, “Sometimes there’s no better way to capture an idea than to write it down or sketch it out,” so that’s what we’ve got now.
As you can see in the screenshots below and the embedded video, this is more than a separate handwriting add-on. Evernote wanted you to be able to go “from writing to typing to taking photos and back all within a single note.” So if you are recording a lecture, you can still type out notes and then switch to handwriting to draw examples, charts, or boredom-laden smiley faces.
Oh, the handwriting has also been made searchable, assuming your handwriting is clear enough. Pretty neat, right? (more…)
The day was filled with app updates for some of our favorite apps, with the biggest probably coming from Evernote. The popular note-taking app received its “most requested feature of all time,” Reminders. Users can finally add reminders to notes, set alarms, and pin notes to the top of note lists, so that their lives can either feel complete or on the verge of becoming complete at all times. The Evernote update also improved copy and paste, corrected photo orders, improved shortcuts, and improved Japanese support. (more…)
Google Glass is coming this year whether the world is ready for it or not, Google has said so themselves. To help further that idea, at this year’s SXSW in Austin, they set up a demonstration to show exactly how far they have come in building an app ecosystem for the new wearable tech. After all, how good could Glass really be if it only presented directions, allowed you to participate in Hangouts, and snap pictures? Just like any other technology platform these days, you have to have partners and apps. From the looks of today’s presentation, there are some big ones already in line, with interesting concepts. (more…)
The Evernote-owned photo editing tool know as Skitch received a decent update today on Android. First gaining fame as an OSX app, Skitch has easily become my quick-editing app of choice on desktop as well as mobile. It’s not advanced whatsoever, but it does allow you to make simple notations, point shiny pink arrows at things, and most importantly, blur out sensitive information on the fly.
In today’s update, the Pen tool has become “faster, smoother, and more responsive.” The Move/Pan tool also got a “clever” new behavior, there is a handy new Hold and Lock feature, a shortcut to the settings menu was added, and tips for newbies will pop-up from time to time. The app remains free.
Via: Evernote Blog
This morning, Skitch has received a hefty update that users are undoubtedly going to love. With a brand new holo theme and homepage, the app is prettier than ever and easily managed as well. With full integration with Evernote, saving images to your account has been made almost too easy. There are a couple new features for editing photos as well, so this is a pretty decent update. (more…)
If you are like me, you enjoy the ease of taking notes electronically and having them stored away, but there’s something about a good ol’ fashion notebook that you just can’t replace. For some of the highest quality notebooks out there, Moleskin is hard to beat, and today Evernote has teamed up with Moleskin to combine the best of both worlds in this Smart Notebook.
This is a notebook designed by Moleskin with Evernote in mind. It functions with the Evernote app (only iOS at this point) to where you take pictures of the page in your notebook and Evernote immediately corrects the image’s colors and contrast, but it also digitizes your handwriting and files it away automatically for you in your Evernote folder.
The idea sounds pretty fantastic, and they come in a pocket size ($24.95) and a large size ($29.95). They aren’t on sale quite yet, but you can pre-order now if you want to get your order in early. The notebooks are expected to be here October 1.
The previous tablet version of Evernote looked pretty, but the functionality wasn’t quite there. In today’s update, the tablet version now mimics that of the phone, plus it adds even more features since it has extra screen real estate to take advantage of. You now have multiple columns that can be displayed with a simple swipe, notes can be displayed as a list rather than just big thumbnails, and the design of note lists has made reading them much easier than ever.
On top of this new tablet UI, smaller screen sizes also get new goodies. Sublists have been added, which means you can add several levels to your bulleted or numbered lists. Lastly, they made slideshows faster and more reliable for those notes with multiple photos. (more…)