Both Evernote and the Evernote Widget have noteworthy updates available in the Google Play Store this afternoon. Most importantly, both apps now have the ability to translate speech-to-text on the fly while also recording. So during your next interview with LeBron James over his receding hairline and seemingly extra thick headband to cover it, you won’t miss a word. This is a feature that was introduced with the keyboard in Ice Cream Sandwich, however, it does appear to be compatibile with other versions of Android.
Along with speech-to-text transcription, the Evernote Widget also received customizable buttons along with color and layout options. Nice improvements.
Play Links: Evernote | Evernote Widget
Skitch is a fantastic app for people who want to be more hands-on with their devices and the media they keep on it. Take a picture, draw on it with a stylus or your fingers and make it yours. Perfect for the artist in all of us. Starting today, you can now draw on top of maps to give people personalized directions to the newest hot spots in your town. Go pick it up and have some fun!
Three of our favorite and most used apps all received updates today. Adobe’s Flash Player 11 has been updated with a few security enhancments. Sorry, no Chrome Beta still. The Google Maps application has been updated for improved battery performance on Latitude and Location History. And finally, Evernote is receiving lots of bug fixes, an improved interface for Explore Evernote and a fix for the copy/paste issue in the note editor.
Adobe Flash | Google Maps | Evernote
Two of our favorite apps along with an up-and-comer received updates this morning that you may be interested. Evernote – the #1 note app on the planet – now creates automatic titles if you forget to, has improved layout for images and audio attachments, and should perform at a much swifter pace. ESPN ScoreCenter finally received Ice Cream Sandwich improvements, but the big story here is the breaking news notifications to tell you when games start, periods end, and what the final score was. Evi on the other hand appears to be struggling still from server overload. Today’s update included bug fixes, but we can’t really know since the app itself fails to produce any results still.
Market Links: Evernote | ESPN ScoreCenter | Evi
We love it when companies can team up to provide users with an exceptional experience. One of the most popular 3rd-party web broswers, Dolphin Browser, has got together with Evernote and Skitch to bring new add-ons to their browser. The Skitch add-on allows for you to draw on any webpage, then send and share it anywhere you would like. It adds an excellent way of personalizing something for a friend or just doodling for fun.
The Evernote addition will let users take any piece of a page they’re viewing and save it to the cloud for later use. You will have access to it in your Evernote account anywhere you are. Dolphin says they have a ton of other great add-ons planned for 2012, so we’ll keep you posted.
Via: Dolphin Blog
Not sure what the deal is, but I had like 12 apps asking to be updated this afternoon. Flash Player 11 received some security fixes, Tumblr fixed bugs and added new post screens, Foursquare changed icons, Swiftkey X improved, and Evernote made it easier to go “Premium.” Nothing major from most of these, but you may want to cruise into your market if you haven’t been notified yet and see if anything has a new version. I guess Friday is now a prime time to update your apps before the weekend.
Back at Google I/O, a version of Evernote that was built specifically for Honeycomb and bigger screened devices was demoed, but was unfortunately without a firm release date. Luckily for all of us, these app companies are starting to really use their forums as a place to test stuff and in the case of Evernote, have released a beta version of this new and impressive tablet version. And while I’ve never really found a bunch of uses for this app like so many of you, I will say that the UI is very impressive. If you are rockin’ one of the various Honeycomb tablets in the wild, this would be an app to check out.
Via: Evernote Forums
So Evernote just received a giant update today, bringing it up to version 3.0. In it, you’ll find everything you see listed above. I’d say more, but instead I need to ask a few questions to all of the Evernote users in the building that I’ve been dying to find answers to.
What exactly do you all use this app for? It seems to have this cult following of tech geeks, but I’m just not getting it. What are you all taking notes of? I used it for X-mas gift lists last year and have used it for grocery trips at times, but other than that, I’m struggling to find reasons for this to be in my life. Is there an underground note-taking society that I need to join? Are you all sharing pr0n collection lists? I’d love to hear what I’m missing out on.
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