• 56 comments

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Chris T,

    I appreciate the kind words. I just hope I made it easy to understand and no one was offended by me trying to help...

    Also, yes, my App shall be on it's way, thinking of making an HTML5 Edition of it so it can also be featured in the Facebook App Center (FB hasn't released it yet) but writing a Movie Script or hi-quality web show will never have been easier & post clips to Facebook to see what friends think (also posts with a Poll; Type 1 for Awesome or 2 for Yuck but obviously customizable & uses the JSON feed to determine the comments and count the numbers).

    Thanks again,
    Lance

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    A fantastic app using the Evernote API would have a user-customisable form that saves form input (as well as geo-location, images, etc) as a new Evernote note.

    We currently use evernote to survey locations for our business, but I could see it as being useful in many industries and businesses.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    @Andrew V, unfortunately it's way too dangerous to be doing software that does electronic forms due to the patent litigation happening in that space. http://www.fosspatents.com/2011/06/macrosolve-sues-another-20-companies.html which as recently as Feb 2012 was extended to Walmart. http://www.illumemobile.com/2012/02/macrosolve-files-patent-infringement-suit-wal-mart/

  • Manager   •   almost 8 years ago

    @Andrew V - Using a form based model for having organized Evernote data entry is a great idea! In fact, you can read about an Evernote user story from a small business that has created customizable forms for keeping track of their clients: http://blog.evernote.com/2011/11/01/how-a-private-investigation-company-uses-evernote-for-case-management-field-work-and-more/

    @Andy D Thanks for sharing, quite an interesting story. I would suggest focusing on building an integration that makes your Evernote experience better, in essence improving the entry of creation process for memory archiving. Looking forward to seeing what you end building!

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Here is me getting back to the group with a detailed description I have compiled, for the Music curation app using Evernote :)
    Value propositions ->
    -Your personal online music collection, backed up and stored in one place
    -An interactive mosaic to represent your music listening identity
    -Your very own music universe, made to serve your musical needs

    Features ->
    -Add song albums and artists to the Library
    -Added option to scan your machine's music library to add them too
    -Maintains all metadata : album art, genres, popularity, etc using available APIs
    -Browse your music library by artists, albums, tempo, genre, composers, or any other user-defined tags
    -connects to Grooveshark / Spotify / Last.fm API to keep track of what you listen to online, and add albums or artists to your collection in real-time
    -Connects to one of the many music streaming services online, for quick-play of a particular song
    -Could contain links to buy the music tracks as well
    -If the app catches on with people, a music recommendation system could also be constructed, which uses the large usage data to help users discover new songs to add to his collection

    Please give any suggestions and comments. I will most probably be implementing it as HTML5 web app :)

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I currently use evernote to capture information I gather while on site with my clients. Often it is just written notes, but I do use the photo for such things as parts, serial numbers and overall site view. The map location is also handy when dealing with multiple project locations. I'd love to see an easy to use "time clock" that could record hours spent i.e., start and stop for that note, that "part of the project. With, perhaps, a cumulative total hours for the project. I'm using a third party Droid app that looks like it came off a 10+ year old palm pilot. I'm new to the API and only one month......

    Russ

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I have a privacy concern about the idea of health information apps storing data on Evernote. How do we prevent a rogue app from accessing and misusing data like that?

    Perhaps one way would be to store data encrypted, but that would defeat the point of using Evernote. Any other ideas?

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I'm planning to build a Project Management App for IT Professionals. Both web and Mobile(Android)

  • Manager   •   almost 8 years ago

    @aditya - great direction, keep thinking how to craft a great experience for music lovers who want to curate their collection, etc

    @russell - lots of people and small businesses use Evernote as a light CRM - the key is to make a solid way of inputting data and updating exisiting notes on clients. Your app would have the form for client details entry, the time clock, and likely a dashboard. Good luck!

    @Raj B Apps using the Evernote API can only access your notes if you authorize them - we also revoke API keys if an App is not abiding by our terms of use. For the realm of health records, I think you could have a workflow where a note is shared between the client and the doctor directly.

    @Rony V - Love the idea. I would suggest choosing one (web or android) for Devcup since you can make a better product by the deadline than two half done apps. Good luck!

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I am going with the Web one then :) Started working on it. I'm not so good at designing. That is one major drawback

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    @Andrew V You took the idea right out of my head. I have been working on exactly this (I hope nobody else is doing the same thing). Mine will only be for android at first though. It has both prefab and user-creatable forms/templates. Expect at least a beta in the android store very shortly :)

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    @Denley B - Awesome! I'm glad someone is onto this - Evernote is the perfect platform for such an application - we would definitely use something like this and it would extend the value of Evernote in our business.

    I'll check out the beta when it comes out if I can get access to an Android device.

    Good luck mate.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I'm a developer submitting my first EverNote app for this challenge. Great ideas here for people new EverNote. I'm excited to start developing for EverNote, love the product, just downloaded it this week. Very nice!

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    How do you like such idea of service - collaborative recommendation of new content?
    1. connect account, share some notes.
    2. get new notes from other users from database

  • Manager   •   almost 8 years ago

    @Konstantin G - Evernote already does those. Create notes and sharing notes. Maybe think of a way to browse interesting public notes?

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    @Chris, exactly! Browsing of public notes like feed in facebook. But from like-minded people, not from friends graph. Maybe use collaborative filtering - search notes by tags, or use natural language processing.

    And another idea - automaticly tagging articles. F.e., I have 20 tags and ~100 notes. This should be enought to learn bayesian network and classify new incoming notes.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    We are working on an integration of Evernote with Refinder. Refinder lets you manage information from Dropbox, Google, and other cloud apps. The Evernote integration will
    * allow you to search your Evernote, Dropbox, Google, from one place
    * lets you define "collections" of data from the different apps, bringing together the data into one folder. Useful for project teams to gather all data. For Evernote, we plan to integrate notebooks and tags - so you could share a certain Notebook&Tag with a team.
    * let your team add comments to shared notes
    * check out the existing features here: http://www.getRefinder.com

    If you had a single place where you could organize your data from Evernote, Dropbox, Google, etc - What else would be features you would like?

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    @Leo, good job! Your servise looks like http://hojoki.com or https://300.mg
    Do you think, will such services be good competitors to BaseCamp or other PM cloud systems?

    2 years ago was intersting service http://topicmarks.com/ - it parses the documents from the cloud storage and built a table of contents

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    using evernote to memorize words in a foreign language

    you are reading a text in a foreign language
    1. select a word (or the whole sentence with) in evernote
    2. link the word to a dictionary entry
    3. add a translation of the word or sentence

    you can use evernote peek to test your knowledge

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I'm not sure if this has been covered or discussed.

    One thing I would love Evernote to do is make it easy for me to track what I eat, and supplements I take. I currently take photos of all my emails, and while it's easy to find them all, since I label them 'Breakfast', 'Lunch', 'Dinner', I still find it hard to aggregate all the info, so I can see what I ate in one day, or in one week. Any thoughts? Please and thank you.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    *meals, not emails - haha!

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    @KonstantinG: http://getRefinder.com gives you the activity stream integration of 300mg and hojoki but lets you also download the files themselves and do fulltext search and tagging on them, and some comments/likes (and a bit of task management in the private beta). It's an information manager for teams working in multiple cloud apps.

    The web has shown us, that integration is a good way to go. RSS, REST,OAUTH... technologically many apps are open for integration. So we see that teams who want to stick to their favorite tools - like Evernote - want to reuse them in their next project. Thats why we sweat now our integration for this contest :-)

    Integrating apps is a different business than having a one-size-fits-all solution. I would propose http://podio.com/ as "one size fits all" solution, which may outrun basecamp on the long for people who want "one app for everything".

    I am more for integration and many nice apps in parallel. So, Hojoki, 300mg, Refinder will cater for people who love to continue using their tools. It also gives better features. Its slightly better to use Dropbox for file management than Basecamp, so integrating is a bit nicer for everyone. I am curious though, what will happen NEXT :-)

    @KonstantinG, what would you want to do with an Evernote+Refinder integration?

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    THEMES for Evernote. You can have themes for every blog format online and there are various programs, similar to Evernote, with much better layouts. I love to choose a theme to view my notes/notebooks in a grid format, 2 column, etc.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Two Project Ideas:

    Visual linking of notes. Something along the lines of "The Brain" but with the power and ease of Evernote. Useful to track through what you were thinking when you put a set of notes together.

    Custom report building mechanism. I would like to use Evernote to deal with customer service issues but I need away to structure output to a PDF. Could start as a basic drag and drop screen for title, tags, text boxes, and then notes. This would allow putting out a "standard" report from notes. I know the idea is to get rid of paper but there is still a heavy attachment to paper and pdf's.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    @Mark C
    "Visual linking" hopefully TextViz will meet your needs.

    "Custom report building" would the kind of report you see in http://www.oofile.com.au/reportwriter.html be what you want? (Ignore the dated UI in the screenshot, the engine still works fine!)

    I've been doing some quiet work on the OOFILE report-writer in the background and been thinking for a few months about what would be needed. It's too late for DevCup though, can we move this discussion over to the general Evernote forum please.

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