04/12/12 – Evernote workshop verbatim notes – Leweb 2012

04/12/12 – Evernote workshop verbatim notes – Leweb 2012

Speakers : John McGeachie (VP Sales) and Phil Libin (CEO)


  • “The design is the most important thing”
  • No design responsible in the board but Phil is the only employee
  • More formal product for education to come
  • Pilote school in Spain using Evernote
  • Security : 2 factor authentication to come
  • Finer granularity in the API to control rights given to third party application
  • 77% 1st experience of Evernote is done on mobile
  • We try to be featured on every platform so we get free ads this way
  • Business API:
    • Ways to determine which type of account you have
    • API for relative notes
    • Business specific API to allow application to view all the notes of the company
  • Average upload capacity : growing
  • 4 Gb / month when Evernote Business 2Gb for the user +2Gb for the company
  • “No tricks philosophy”
  • “We don’t want to be a disk drive in the cloud”
  • No real-time editing down the road because it is usually a bad experience for users. Plus Gdocs does that really well.
  • Indexing of Office docs coming soon
  • Some things are coming with the Google API because many people at Evernote uses Google tools
  • Prediction : “In 3 years, I will have glasses with info in there”.
  • Evernote Business is launched in 7 countries today
  • Product demo
    • Admin console
    • Managed notebooks
    • No group right management to allow access to specific notebooks
  • Hundreds of thousands of Smart Notebooks sold : big success
  • Some people are using future dates to have the note at the top internally at Evernote. This will be fixed by providing a way to flag a note.
  • Due dates are coming ! First quarter 2013.
  • Full windows redesign will be launched next year



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