Android Gals have a lot of projects and notes to keep track of. From our full-time jobs, our writing projects for AndroidGals, all of the details that keep our families running along, and every other little detail that keep us on top of our game. For a long time, Evernote has been a key to this gal’s ability to stay on top of all those things I need to remember. The newest update for this Android app has even more awesome features to make this a go-to app for any Gal.
If you’ve not used Evernote before, at it’s simplest, Evernote is just a really big digital notebook – or set of notebooks. I have more than 1000 individual notes in 20 different notebooks in my Evernote account. They date back as far as June of 2008. As their website says, “Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there.”
Just archiving information isn’t enough though. In my opinion, the real power of Evernote has always been its search capability – which includes the ability to search text captured within an image – including handwritten text. And now, with the new features of the just posted Android update, sharing notes is also easier than ever and also full of great features. First of all, you can now access Shared notebooks and edit the Shared Notebooks of Premium Users. If you wanna try this out, I’ve created a Shared Notebook called AndroidGals Shared – it’s available for anyone to take a look through. Shared notebooks have loads of great uses from collaboration among teams to a personal blogging tool to just about anything you can imagine sharing. Because Evernote takes in text, video, images, audio, and all sorts of files it’s a convenient way to transport files between devices or people.
Another great feature I can’t wait to give a try is geotagging of notes. I travel a lot and often take photos, notes, or record audio notes using the Android app for Evernote. I have great luck finding these just using text search. However, now those notes will also be geotagged and I’ll be able to search them on a map. How much easier will it be to find the name of the great restaurant we visited in San Diego by just clicking San Diego on the map and scrolling through all the notes geotagged to that location?
Also new in this update of the app are great new sharing features that let you post a single note to Facebook or share to other sources like Email, Twitter, Seesmic, Tumblr, Text Messaging and DropBox. The sharing is simple to use. I think the next time I try a new recipe I’ll snap a photo, add it to the note that includes the recipe and share it.
Evernote is a critical part of both my personal and professional productivity tool kit – I can’t wait to put all these great new features to use. One of the best parts about this app, that it is FREE in the Android Market! Go give it a try and let us know in the comments how you use or think you could use these cool new features of Evernote.