Evernote update

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/business/21novel.html?scp=1&sq=Evernote&st=cse

THREE-BY-FIVE index cards, those hallmarks of research, may be fading away in these digital times, but the need to take notes endures…companies including Simperium and Evernote offer applications you can install on your various mobile and stationary devices. The companies’ servers gather and coordinate those notepads, keeping all the entries up to date…source of the notes may be typed text, Simperium’s specialty. Evernote’s expanding services, meanwhile, can handle notes sent by keyboard, digital pen, scanner or camera phone….Simplenote, a free application from Simperium, runs on desktops and laptops via the Web. It can also be installed on iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch, says Michael Johnston, a co-founder of Simperium, a start-up begun this year in San Francisco. Other companies, he says, also use Simperium’s synchronization platform as part of apps that run, for instance, on Android phones…company is already profitable, he said, in part from premium subscriptions ($12 a year) and in part from advertising displayed on the site…may write down ideas for his blog in the morning on his iPad; then, when he switches to his laptop later in the day, the rough draft is waiting for him…Simplenote app is intended for keeping text notes. For those who want to capture additional information — like Web page clippings, photos and voice memos — Evernote offers both a free and a premium service ($45 a year) that work across most devices and platforms…Evernote has been adding and refining its offerings, buoyed in part by $20 million in recent funding led by Sequoia Capital…One of its new services, available to those who install Google’s Chrome browser, is a dual search — one of public sources found by Google, and another of the private data on a user’s Evernote account…also uses his phone to take photos of business cards and white boards at meetings, and sends them to his Evernote account, which is equipped to decipher the printed and handwritten text…“I use it as my own personal scanner,” he says. “I don’t have to retype business cards, and all of the text is searchable.”…

 

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