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The Five-Star Productivity Pack features one year of Premium subscriptions for four of the most popular apps out there: Evernote, Wunderlist, LastPass, and Pocket. Just added today, the bundle now also includes a three-month subscription to Dropbox Pro. For a limited time, you can get Premium access to all of these top tier productivity apps for just $59.99 from iDownloadBlog Deals. Valued at over $180, that’s 67% off. Read More


Evernote for Mac rewritten for speed and energy performance, iOS app gets Work Chat and more

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 20, 2014

Evernote, the popular note-taking and productivity platform, on Thursday issued a major refresh to its Mac app while adding a new Work Chat for sharing and collaborating to the iPhone and iPad client, among other items.

After a complete rewrite, Evernote 6.0 for Mac is now significantly faster, more reliable and consumes less energy than ever before.

As if that weren’t enough, the new Mac app comes with half a dozen new features, including sleek new look optimized for OS X Yosemite, search improvements, the ability to resize images and tables, to mention just a few.

iOS and OS X editions of Evernote are available free of charge. Read More


Penultimate 6 is out with new UI design, improved search and more

By Cody Lee on Nov 14, 2014

Evernote updated its popular note-taking/sketch app Penultimate this morning, bringing it to version 6.0. As the build number implies, the update is significant, ushering in a complete UI redesign, new full screen and highlighting tools, and various improvements.

The new UI design is easily the most noticeable change in 6.0, and it makes for smoother writing and better organization. The new full screen mode is also a great addition, as it allows you to write continuously in full screen without stopping—eliminating distractions. Read More


Skitch gains swipable design, better sharing, deeper Evernote integration and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 12, 2014

Evernote-owned Skitch is my favorite OS X/iOS annotation tool. It’s even impressed Apple enough to borrow some of its trademark features for Yosemite’s fancy new in-line attachment annotation tool.

If you use Skitch, there’s a new update in town packing in several improvements, alongside a refreshed design which lets you swipe between Skitch’s various tools easily.

You can download the new Skitch 3.2 for the iPhone and iPad free in the App Store.. Read More


LinkedIn retires CardMunch in favor of Evernote’s biz card scanning

By Christian Zibreg on May 7, 2014

LinkedIn, the world’s top social network for professionals, is retiring its standalone iPhone business card reader app CardMunch it released back in November 2011. As it fell on deaf ears with consumers, CardMunch has been phased out in favor of LinkedIn’s newly announced partnership with the note-taking and productivity giant Evernote… Read More


Skitch for iOS updated with streamlined sharing, paragraph text annotations and more

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 17, 2014

Evernote-owned Skitch is one of those apps that efficiently solve real-life problems. In Skitch’s case, it’s about augmenting your images with catchy annotations while managing to be really fun to use in the process.

It has a robust, easy to grasp selection of markup capabilities that let one quickly share one’s annotated images across social networks and export them in a variety of common formats.

I know Sebastien is definitely making the most out of Skitch in his daily communication with the staff and I’ve been using it regularly to annotate and highlight certain items of the screenshots we use in our ongoing how-to series.

Aside from that, Skitch is indispensable if all you want is quickly create viral images, tweet out a funny picture to get your point across and so forth, you get the idea. A new version is now available in the App Store, offering faster sharing, a new paragraph text feature in the annotation tools, general fixes and stability improvements and more. Go ahead, learn all there is about the new Skitch version 3.1.1 right after the break… Read More


Pebble gains official Evernote, eBay and Time Warner apps

By Cody Lee on Mar 7, 2014

Last month, Pebble launched its dedicated smartwatch app store with over 1,000 apps and watch faces. Few of the apps were noteworthy, but the company promised that it was working on landing titles from high profile developers.

And today it made good on that promise, as its launched 3 new smartwatch apps from well-known tech giants. Pebble owners can now access their eBay and Evernote accounts, as well as their TWC equipment, right from their wrists… Read More


Pocket picks up Google Account login support, offline sharing to Evernote

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 28, 2014

The popular read-later service Pocket (formerly Read It Later) has been bumped to version 5.1. The new build adds a pair of useful features and squashes a few bugs (and likely introduces new ones). Now available free in the App Store, the new Pocket 5.1 lets you use your Google account to sign up and log in to Pocket.

This tremendously useful feature allows new users to start using the app without too much hassle.

Previously, you had to create an account with Pocket before you could use their service. I wish all apps supported standard logins via Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. There’s nothing worse than being prompted to create a brand new account with a service – that’s yet another username and passwords to worry about.

I’ve included additional information about the other new feature right after the break… Read More


Evernote for Mac gets natural-language searching

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 4, 2014

Evernote for Mac has expanded on its stock search capabilities by introducing natural-language processing for your queries.

Activated from Evernote’s search bar and dubbed Descriptive Search, the feature allows for descriptive searching across your images, notes, documents, attachments and other data.

With Descriptive Search, Evernote fans can now search their notes by place, file contents, date ranges and lots more. This feature is now live in the new Evernote 5.5, available free of charge in the Mac App Store.

The full reveal is after the jump… Read More


Evernote updated with customizable Home screen, UI themes, faster sync and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 30, 2014

Evernote has updated its free iPhone and iPad application with the much-welcomed ability to customize the user interface, skin it with themes, use more colorful notes and more. There are other changes and bug fixes, such as a new quality setting for audio notes for either sound or file size, or the ability to automatically save business card scans to your contacts. The company has transitioned to a new server infrastructure so you should be seeing up to four times faster sync between Evernote devices…
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Evernote gains business card scanning, Presentation mode and other goodies

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 13, 2013

Evernote for iPhone and iPad has been updated with a new Presentation mode and another feature allowing users to scan business cards using an iDevice camera and import contact data as Evernote notes, with the ability to connect contact data to LinkedIn, Facebook and your Address Book for richer results, among other enhancements. Both business card scanning and Presentation mode capabilities are however available only to paid Evernote Premium customers.

The Presentation mode supports AirPlay or HDMI video out to present your Evernote notes to an audience and comes with a 14-day complementary preview for Free users… Read More


Evernote update brings editable homescreen layouts

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 22, 2013

If you’re an Evernote ninja with a premium account, then one of your biggest gripes about the redesigned iOS 7 compatible app has no doubt been with its homescreen layout. Prior to the 7.1. update, Evernote users could in no way, shape, or form, alter the layout of the homescreen.

As a free user, this would be understandable, but as a paying premium customer, it’s a bit frustrating to have to look at Evernote’s homescreen, which contains advertising, every time the app is opened. The good news for us is that Evernote has realized the mistake, and has brought editable homescreen layouts to its latest update. Read More


Evernote and Adonit introduce new fine-point Bluetooth stylus

By Cody Lee on Sep 26, 2013

Evernote and accessory-maker Adonit announced today that they have teamed up to create a new Bluetooth stylus called the Jot Script Evernote Stylus. With its fine 1.9mm tip, it’s supposedly noticeably more accurate than capacitive styli.

The digital pen uses Adonit’s newly-developed Pixelpoint technology, which utilizes a combination of the device’s built-in accelerometer, Bluetooth, and Adonit’s frameworks to communicate the location of the stylus tip to compatible apps… Read More


Evernote Food app receives inevitable image filter update

By Cody Lee on Jul 24, 2013

Epicures and foodies rejoice, Evernote has finally added image filters to its Food application. It seems like this move has been inevitable, ever since Evernote debuted the app—which allows you to take photos, notes and tag your favorite meals—back in 2011.

The new feature comes by way of a significant Evernote Food update today, which brings the app to version 4.3. And in addition to image filters, the update also brings about a new low-light photo capture mode called Food Light, and other improvements… Read More


Evernote updated with shortcuts, Skitch integration and more

By Cody Lee on Jul 18, 2013

Popular note-taking and all around productivity app Evernote has posted a solid update for its iOS client today. The update brings the app to version 5.4 and brings about a number of new features including shortcuts, Skitch Integration, and more.

For folks unfamiliar with Skitch, it’s a screenshot editing and sharing utility for both iOS and Mac that allows users to add shapes and text to an image, and then share it online. And with today’s update, users can access the app from within Evernote… Read More


How to step up your Evernote account security with two-step verification

By Christian Zibreg on May 30, 2013

Following in the footsteps of Twitter, Apple, DropboxGoogle and others who recently ramped up security by rolling out two-step account verification, the note-taking platform Evernote today announced similar security features. Small wonder, given recent security exploits which prompted Evernote to issue a password reset across the board.

In a nutshell, two-step authentication makes your notes more secure by requiring a verification code sent to your phone whenever you’re asked to provide your username and password.

This will usually happen when logging into the web interface or installing Evernote apps on a new device, such as your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Additionally, Evernote is also launching Access History and Authorized Applications features. I’ve included more information right after the break… Read More


More Evernote awesomeness: native reminders launch in iOS/Mac client

By Christian Zibreg on May 23, 2013

What started out as a simple note-taking solution is quickly becoming the Internet’s favorite information management platform.

We’re talking about Evernote, of course, the Jack of all trades, at least when it comes to note-taking, and I’m using the term loosely here. But if there’s one feature that’s been notably absent from Evernote it’s the concept of time – but no more.

Thanks to a major update issued earlier today, Evernote users on iOS and OS X can now take advantage of reminders, right in their notes. With this helpful new feature, Evernote just leveled up in a major way.

Reminders sync across devices seamlessly, facilitate to-do lists, deliver in-app and email alarms, can be notebook-specific and allow for a range of interesting capabilities not possible before. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we? Read More


Evernote gives its Food app OpenTable reservations, Foursquare ratings, recipe sharing

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2013

Evernote’s Food app debuted in December 2011 as a must-have for both the epicures and everyday folk alike.

Though the initial download was painfully short on features, today’s 2.1 update addresses some of the initial omissions by adding three new capabilities which make Evernote Food a whole lot more useful, starting with a reservation system built on OpenTable.

That’s right: like Siri, Evernote Food now lets you book a table at an OpenTable-friendly restaurant right within the app. Coupling that feature are user ratings supplied by Foursquare. And, you can now share clipped recipes on Twitter, Facebook or via email. Go past the fold for more details, screenies and a video demonstration… Read More


Evernote’s Penultimate handwriting app goes free, Hello gains business card scanning

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 31, 2013

Acquired last year, Evernote’s Penultimate iPad app helps you jot down notes and draw sketches using your finger. It’s like having a Galaxy Note just without, you know, a pen. Penultimate 4.0 was launched this morning and Evernote kindly decided to offer it free of charge (it used to be a paid download). It’s tightly integrated with Evernote and your handwritten notes now sync fully via the cloud with your other Evernote content.

In fact, you can now open handwritten notes on any device that has the Evernote app. Plus, Evernote search is fully baked in and it’s quite clever, too: the cloud is able to parse your digital ink notes and turn them into easily searchable text. The new version also comes with more sharing options and support for eleven languages. Did I mention that Penultimate now doesn’t cost a dime? Read More