Evernote To Flip It’s Lid on July 14

Evernote one of my favorite note-taking application just sent out a launch notice which says that they will be releasing something big on July 14th. The launch invite says that Evernote has a big secret which will revealed on July 14, 2010 at 10AM.

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It also says that "Evernote’s going to flip its lid" which means that Evernote has definitely changed a lot of things or have added some exciting new features to the already popular note-taking software.

I am a very big fan and would definitely wait for July 14 for the revelation of the secret. In the mean time we will send out our detectives to figure out what Evernote is cooking under the hood. More details to follow when our detectives report back to us.

Evernote Web Adds Drag and Drop For Files

Evernote is one of the most popular note taking software I have ever come across, it is easy to use and syncs across multiple devices. Users can also access their notes online at Evernote.

Drag and Drop Files to Evernote Web

If you have been using desktop based app, you might know how easy it is to add files to your notes, however, don’t fret if you are a Evernote web user, since starting today, Evernote web allows users to drag and drop files to their web interface. Free users will be able to attach images, audio and PDF files to their notes using drag and drop.

However, the new feature is only available in and Safari right now. Users can drag and drop the files on the notebook in the left-hand panel to create a new note, or drag and drop the file into any note too.

More info on this at the official Evernote blog.

LinkedNotes: Create Wiki Style Linked Notes From Desktop

There are so many note taking aplications – from desktop tools like Evernote to browser add-ins like Chromepad. But you have to be selective and pick the best one that suits your need.

Feature rich note taking applications like Evernote may look good at the first glance but while you use them on a regular basis, you feel the need to switch over. Why? Because you need a program to increase productivity and do not want to dedicate an entire day learning how the application works.

Linkednotes is the simplest of all note taking apps for Windows. It has a rich text editor and you can create wiki style notes and interlink them for quick navigation.

Once the program is installed, start the application and create notes as you normally do. All the notes are called “pages” and they are hierarchically listed in the sidebar.

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You can create pages and subpages and then subpages of subpages and so on. The best part of LinkedNotes is that it autolinks to every page anchor text when a word is used.

Confused? Ok let’s say you create have two pages – “Members” and “dates”. When you write a note on the members page and use the word “dates” the word dates automatically links to the “dates page”.

As seen in the above screenshot, the program has linked to two pages from the Members page” when i wrote the words “project” and “dates”. This is useful, you don’t have to copy links and manually link to other notes. Just write the notes and use the page name as anchor.

Other features includes importing and exporting notes from RTF and text files. You can also use the timestamp feature to append the current date and time at the end of your notes. This will let you remember when you had created a specific note.

LinkedNotes requires Microsoft .NET to be installed and works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows7. Thanks Ghacks.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Linked notes is extremely simple to use and I think besides using Chromepad, I will use it for some weeks. Yes, I know it’s very basic and there aren’t features like alarms and screen alerts, but some things just demand simplicity.

Techie Buzz rating: 4/5 (Excellent).

Evernote Releases New Update v3.5 for Windows, It Rocks

After a really long period, Evernote has finally released a new update v3.5 for the most famous note taking software available for Windows, Mac, and more. The new version of Evernote has been completely rewritten from scratch and packs in quite a lot of new and exciting features.

The new version introduces thumbnail views for quicker browsing of notes along with two other views which include:

  • Thumbnail view: Rendered thumbnails showing the contents of your notes, images, and PDFs for easy browsing and filtering
  • List view: Multi-column List Viewwith sorting on any column
  • Mixed view: Mixed thumbnail + detail view

In addition to this there are several other improvements in note-taking, note editing, searching and more. Evernote 3.5 also makes spell checking easier with auto spell checks as you type. If you love Evernote, this new version will blow you away.

Evernote 3.5 Thumbnail View

Evernote 3.5 List View

Evernote 3.5 Introduction Video

Watch a video of the new version of Evernote in action. Here are some screenshots of Evernote 3.5 in action.

Visit this Evernote blog post for the complete list of features and downloads.