One of my favorite online services, Evernote, has moved out beta and opened themselves up in a “Grand Opening” to the general public.
Evernote is an online note clipping & storage service for a variety of document & note formats.
Evernote will cost about $5 per month, or $45 per year. Free accounts will still get a good amount of space (40MB), so only the extreme power users will need to pay extra for more space, depending on the size of uploaded content. However, other perks that come with the premium subscription option include first place in the queue for image uploads (during bookmarking, etc.), and SSL securities, which minimizes a user’s need to login frequently while clipping web content.
So what’s next for Evernote? There’s a lot in the works. The company has already reorganized itself in order to support new feature updates weekly, and its got sharing and collaboration tools coming down the pipeline. Evernote has already taken steps towards sharing and collaboration with its Facebook application The-New-Faces-at-Facebook and Flock integration, but this shareability will be beefed up in the coming months. Also expected this summer is the Evernote API, which should result in some interesting mashups I’d be happy to check out, so let me know if you plan on taking advantage of Evernote’s upcoming API offering.
I’ve been using Evernote ever since Duncan talked about it on his last day at TechCrunch not so long ago. I store web clippings, scanned copies of bills & receipts for our business (and personal as well), along with scanned in images from my moleskine notebooks. And while some of Evernote’s features don’t quite do things the way that I’d like to have them done – the service as a whole is excellent.
I’ve publicly praised Evernote before, but I should explain again how I use Evernote. I do use it for some web clipping, but primarily I use it to scan and store digital documents, which in the most part means bills. Telephone bill comes in I scan it directly into the Evernote desktop app, then it gets shredded. I can then leave a note to reopen it when it needs to be paid. Business cards, menus…pretty much any piece of paper I can either get rid of (because it isn’t needed in hard copy later) or I want to have easy access to (Evernote is desktop, web + iPhone) goes into Evernote.
Author: Matt Craven
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