BitQwik presented by Robert, its developer

BitQwik presented by Robert, its developer

Hello,

Robert Oschler, developer of BitQwik, presents in this episode what can be done with his great free Windows tool to do powerful search easily on your Evernote account.

Yes you can do similar search using the syntax provided by Evernote but it can be difficult to master so having a tool like BitQwik might just be the solution.

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As Robert says himself on his website : “Unlock the power of Evernote’s rich set of search operators for finding notes with BitQwik!  You can filter search results by the date created or modified, by file type such as PDF files and more, by the tags used or the source application that created the note, and many, many, other useful ways.”

Until the next time, happy evernoting,

Pierre.

Phil Libin (@plibin) interview at @Leweb 2012

Phil Libin (@plibin) interview at @Leweb 2012

For the 3rd time I had the opportunity to interview Phil Libin (CEO for Evernote) during the Leweb conference in Paris. This time though I did it in video so I am able to present you with sounds and images !

You can view the full video on YouTube below.

You can also get the audio file to listen to it on your mobile device or computer by subscribing to the RSS feed or via the iTunes link to the show.

Subjects covered during the interview :

  • The launch of Evernote Business (in 7 countries as of December 2012)
  • New features coming up in Q1 2013
  • Mobile strategy
  • And last but not least, the Evernote Socks !
During Leweb, Evernote also held a workshop which was in fact some kind of Press conference open to anyone to ask questions to Phil and to John McGeachie (VP Sales). I published my verbatim notes from that workshop in that blog post.
For your information, the 2011audio interview of Phil is available in episode #011 and the 2010 interview is in this blog post.

Until the next time, happy evernoting !

Pierre.

@Rafe Needleman interview

@Rafe Needleman interview

Hello,

Rafe Needleman (aka @rafe on Twitter) is a famous tech blogger who recently joined Evernote to be their Platform Advocate.

In this episode he shares the details of his mission and how and why he joined the green elephant company.

Don’t miss Rafe’s Opportunity Notes at http://blog.evernote.com/opportunitynotes/. Since we recorded the interview, his show is now available as a podcast you can subscribe to via RSS/iTunes.

Until the next time, happy evernoting !

Pierre.

PS: as stated in the interview I will ba at the Leweb conference from Dec 4th to 6th so if you are there too please ping me on Twitter @pjournel or by mail pjournel@gmail.com so we can get together.

Roberto Civille interview (EV) – @robertocr

Roberto Civille interview (EV) – @robertocr

Hello,

I am happy to present you with the Bronze medal winner of the Evernote Trunk Conference 2012 DevCup, Roberto Civille Rodrigues from the company called EV which has a very cool service which allows you to use your Evernote account with a simple feature phone via SMS.

For your information, the other winners of the DevCup were:

Until the next episode, happy evernoting !

Pierre.

@Evernote powered @Moleskine test

@Evernote powered @Moleskine test

Hello,

I received  two weeks ago the Evernote Moleskines I bought online (pics are here). Now is the time I share with you the results of the test I did with those notebooks.
Let’s review first the Evernote Moleskine  features :
  • Custom designed cover
  • Smart stickers allowing tagging and notebook filing at the scanning stage (settings done in the Evernote mobile app to customize each stickers).
  • Exists in 2 sizes 13x21cm (5″ x 8,25″) and 9x14cm (3,5″ x 5,5″)
  • Each notebook include a 3 month Premium code
  • Special line to improve scanning and OCR
The iPhone app settings for the smart stickers:

The test

Method
  • On 2 notebooks (1 Evernote, 1 normal) I wrote as much as possible the very same text with a dummy drawing
  • Test 1 : scan of the Evernote Moleskine with the iPhone Evernote app with the phone held parallel to the page
  • Test 2 : scan of the Evernote Moleskine with the iPhone Evernote app with the phone held with an angle to the page
  • Test 3 : scan of the standard Moleskine with the iPhone Evernote app with the phone held parallel to the page
  • Test 4 : scan of the standard Moleskine with the iPhone Evernote app with the phone held with an angle to the page
Page from an Evernote Moleskine used in tests 1 and 2:
Page from an standard Moleskine used in tests 3 and 4:

Results

  • In all instances the smart stickers worked perfectly. The tags were applied and the notes were put in the designated notebook (settings can be changed in the Evernote mobile app).
  • No notable difference in the OCR performance between the Evernote powered Moleskine and the standard one.
Search of the key word “bonjour” :
Search of the key word  “bidule” :
Search of the key word  “petit” :
Search of the key word  “feedback” :

Conclusion

The good
  • The gorgeous cover
  • The smart tickets work perfectly
  • Can be an excellent conversation starter in a meeting to introduce Evernote around you
The bad
  • Not really convinced that the special lines are actually helping the OCR (see my simple test)
  • Might be seen as a little too expensive compared to a standard Moleskine if you don’t take into account the 3 month access to the Evernote Premium service
Overall, as a long time Moleskine user and big fan of Evernote, I am very happy about the Evernote Moleskine I bought.
Nevertheless I have no use at the moment for the 3 month Premium access code as I am already a yearly Premium. I might use the code at the end of my subscription though. The smart stickers feature works great but is it really faster to put a sticker in your note than to tag your note after the scan in the Evernote app ? Not sure. I hope Evernote will include more integration between Moleskine and Evernote.
My recommendations
  • If you are Evernote AND Moleskine fan, you HAVE to get an Evernote powered Moleskine
  • If you are only an Evernote users without already using a Moleskine or another paper notebook, you don’t need this as the added smart features are not that worth it alone in my humble opinion.
  • If you want to introduce Evernote to someone around you, this could be the perfect Christmas gift
Please share your thoughts and concerns
  • on the blog elephantchannel.net,
  • on Twitter @elephantchannel,
  • on Facebook facebook.com/elephantchannel
  • and by mail TheElephantChannel@gmail.com.
If you want to send an audio comment please mail them to me to share your experience or ask a question.
If you use iTunes, please post a review of the show with plenty of stars, it really helps.
Until the next time happy evernoting!
Pierre.
PS: thank you Eric for your feedback on the Evernote Moleskine.
Pete Wright interview (@petewright)

Pete Wright interview (@petewright)

Hello,

It’s through Twitter that I got the contact with Pete Wright (@PeteWright). As he uses Evernote intensively in his job as a photographer I thought it would make an interesting use case to share.

In the interview he shares how he uses Evernote to scout for locations to take photos for his clients and how Evernote is part of his workflow.

You can check Pete’s wonderful photos on his superb web site: rashpixel.com

Here’s a pic I took from his website:

Until the next time, happy evernoting !

Pierre.