Evernote made a significant upgrade this week that I like. You now have the ability to share your notebooks on facebook and twitter.

I tested out the shared notebook functionality with a test posting which posted to my twitter account here…. But first…

What is Evernote?

Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving available in a paid version or a more restricted, advertising-supported, “free” version. A “note” can be a piece of formattable text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can then be sorted into folders, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, and searched.

Shared Notebooks

But the newest feature is with the shared notebooks feature. With this Shared Notebooks feature I could see someone putting an entire website in their evernote notebook, which in turn, technically makes Evernote a blogging platform where you do not need any coding experience. Since the Evernote header is at the top of every one of your public notes this is certainly not the best way to publish a website but it is an interesting feature.

But then you can also share your note on facebook or twitter. Take a picture with your evernote client, a voice note and some text and this may be the easiest blogging client around, without the website of course.

I’m not sure what I’ll do with this new feature as a blogger but it does come in handy if you want to share a note or document with people you work with. If the feature grows in the future to include the ability to search for other public Evernote notebooks by topic or keyword, this may be another interesting way to discover content.

Evernote iPhone App

The Evernote iPhone application has had a significant upgrade too. Check it out. It’s free. I’ll do a review on the Evernote iPhone app in a few weeks when I have had a chance to fully test it out. The App never did get much use from me because in the past the only way could I post a note to my Evernote notebook from the app was via email. There was no way to edit a note from the Evernote app in real time.

The iPhone app has come a really long way and mirrors the Evernote desktop client in it’s ability to create, edit and delete notes. The app will then sync with your Evernote client on your computer and, of course, the web client.

So Evernote has come a really long way in the last few months and is definitely an application well worth having. If you don’t already have it check it out. It’s completely free and available for MAC, Windows, iPhone and Android OS system.

Have any great tips on the Evernote app? Drop them in the comments below.


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