Axios: Ex-Evernote CEO’s video service Mmhmm goes live. “Mmhmm provides a variety of tools that can be used in prerecorded or live video, allowing presenters to put up graphics, a la Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, among other tricks.The project began as something of a joke, Libin said, but got really serious amid the pandemic as workers started spending more and more time on Zoom and other conferencing services.”
BetaNews: Evernote 10 unveils a major redesign with improvements to note creation, formatting, and search. “The Evernote Corporation has unveiled Evernote 10.0, a landmark new release of its cross-platform note-creation and organization tool. The free and paid-for service allows users to create, organize, share, and view notes across all major platforms, including the web, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.”
MakeUseOf: How to Search Your Entire Book Collection With This Evernote System. “Imagine being able to search your physical books for passages about climate change, but only in books about business. Or articles about the Himalaya in travel magazines that you have stored in a box. In this article, I’ll show you how to do just that. And no, it does not involve the terrible idea of digitizing all your physical media (thank God).”
New York Times: A Unicorn Lost in the Valley, Evernote Blows Up the ‘Fail Fast’ Gospel. “In Silicon Valley, the idea that most start-ups won’t make it to a splashy public offering or acquisition is not just understood, but embraced. ‘Fail fast, fail often’ is one of the region’s earliest and best-recognized catchphrases. The implication is that people and companies that don’t find success can transition, efficiently and without stigma, to more promising ventures. But Evernote’s struggles illustrate a harsher truth: For many start-ups of a certain size, failure rarely happens abruptly.”
Infosecurity Magazine: “Major Flaw” Discovered in Evernote’s Chrome Extension. “A major flaw has been discovered in the code of the Web Clipper Chrome extension of note-taking service Evernote. The flaw, a universal XSS marked CVE-2019-12592 which could have allowed threat actors to extract personal information from the browser environment, was unearthed by security company Guardio and disclosed to Evernote in late May. Within a week, Evernote addressed the issue and rolled-out a complete fix.”
Make Tech Easier: 6 Amazing Note-Taking Alternatives to Evernote. “Whether you are working on your own or collaborating as part of a team, Evernote is a flexible tool that can be used for everything from project management to storing recipes. But it is not going to be to everyone’s taste. If you are looking for something that can be used to store notes online, take a look at these Evernote alternatives and see what you think.”
TechCrunch: Evernote just slashed 54 jobs, or 15 percent of its workforce. “It’s no secret that Evernote, the productivity app that lets people take notes and organize other files from their working and non-work life, has been trying to regain its former footing as one of the most popular apps in the U.S., and that doing so has been an ongoing struggle.”
MakeUseOf: Google Keep vs. Evernote: Which Note Keeping App Is Best for You?. “You can find plenty of note-taking sites and mobile apps, but Google Keep and Evernote are two very popular options. And it’s with good reason that they both top the list, as you’ll read below.”
Engadget: Evernote will use AI to automate your workflow. “As the official note-taker of SXSW 2018, Evernote has a massive job. It has to record and produce recaps of more than 50 sessions across four different convention verticals, while at the same time delivering its own news amid meetings with partners and press. Whew. But it’s also looking to make that job easier for its users, with new tools it’s adding to the Spaces feature it launched two weeks ago.”
Lifehacker: How to Filter Fake Evernote Spam Out of Your Gmail Inbox. “Evernote has a bit of a malware problem. For the past few years (starting in early 2014) spammers have been sending fake emails that claim to come from the note-organizing service but include links to install malicious software on your computer.” I didn’t even know Evernote malware email was a thing.
MakeUseOf: How to Capture Ideas to Evernote in 5 Seconds Using Siri Voice Commands . “Evernote is always improving with smart features and smarter uses. Thanks to the latest iOS 11 update, it now also incorporates Siri to help you add notes to your notebooks quicker. You simply have to activate it with your voice and create a new note, add to an existing note, or even add a reminder.”
The Next Web: Index is the cleaner, faster, better Evernote we’ve been waiting for. “Index isn’t as feature-rich as Evernote. We should start there, because there are a few of you out there that still believe it’s worth stomaching Evernote’s bloat for the two times a year you might use that one feature. What Index lacks in features, it makes up for in efficiency. It’s sleek, minimalist, and fast — all things Evernote is not.”
The Verge: How to use Evernote to organize your life. “One of the best things about Evernote is that it works pretty much everywhere, including iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and on the web. If you want to get a little bit more from Evernote, such as more devices to sync across, offline access, or more robust storage features, you can sign up for the Plus Plan that starts at $25 annually. I personally feel like the free version will do just fine, as I’ve found 60MB of space to be pretty adequate for notes.” Extensive.
MakeUseOf: How to Archive Evernote Notes and Free Up Notebook Clutter. Quick article. “…if you’re still using Evernote, you’ll no doubt be aware of one missing feature — a glaring omission for a supposedly full-featured note-taking app. I am, of course, talking about archiving. Why isn’t there a simple, native way to archive your old stacks for posterity? Even the paid tiers don’t offer this feature. Luckily, there are a couple of workarounds.”
The Next Web: Milanote is the Evernote for creatives. “Like Google Keep, Milanote lets you arrange your notes in a bulletin board sort of approach. Where it differs, however, is in allowing the user to move notes to any location within the board — including off the screen. Pin an item here, add a text note there, drop in a link, a YouTube video, and connect them in whatever way you see fit using lines, arrows, or whitespace.”