TEC #020 – @Pinterest or @Evernote? Two different needs

TEC #020 – @Pinterest or @Evernote? Two different needs

Hello,

Often people compare Pinterest and Evernote when I think they actually answer different needs.

VS

Pinterest is a visual social bookmarking tool. So it’s going to be great to collect visual info from the Internet and share it with other people. When I am on Pinterest it’s like I am browsing   a never ending magazine of glossy pictures on theme I am interested in, if I see one which interests me I like and/or repin it. If I am surfing the Internet and I see a cool picture of a guitar I might pin it to one of my board to share have it in this visual bookmarking tool which is Pinterest.

The power of Pinterest is that I get to see what other people put in boards with themes I like.

Evernote is your personal memory in the cloud. All the pieces of information you need in your every day life, personnal or professionnal can be put in Evernote for later reference, processing or modification. You are not going to put pics of your business cards or of all your receipts on Pinterest!

If you only manipulate visual material such as pictures and photos which you share with other then Pinterest is THE tool for you.

If you want to not only manipulate visual material but also text, personnal notes, web clipped articles, sounds, files, then Evernote is THE tool for you.

A good tweet from @mikomercer to summarize: I use #Evernote for projects I want to keep private & #Pinterest as an inspiration board

Until the next time, happy evernoting!

Pierre.

TEC #019 – Paris Evernote Meetup wrap-up – 16/03/12

TEC #019 – Paris Evernote Meetup wrap-up – 16/03/12

Hello,

Here is a bullet point summary of the Paris Evernote Meetup which took place on March 16th 2012:

  • We were about 10 people.
  • It took place at Café Beaubourg in the center of Paris from 7pm until 10:30pm
  • I did a short presentation of myself to introduce me, what I do and start the round table discussion
  • Everybody introduced themselves and explained how they used Evernote
  • This started plenty of lively discussions so it took a long time to go through everybody!
  • At the end we discussed what we would love to to for the next meetup with a more structured part with short presentation then an open discussion part like the previous three Paris meetups.
  • Of course everybody was very pleased with the goodies I gave them on Evernote’s behalf.

Non-exhaustive list of subjects discussed during the meetup:

  • Notes organization strategies (one notebook and many tags, multi-notebooks and no tag, etc.)
  • Uses of the different methods to input data into Evernote
  • Differences between Premium and free
  • Notes visualization
  • And many more!

Feature requests in no particular order:

  • Linux client
  • Archive feature
  • Highighter
  • Markdown support
  • Even better writing recognition

Until the next time happy evernoting!

Pierre.