Evernote: There’s a Trunk for That

Ever­note, the note-taking and “elephant-memory” web­site has added a fea­ture they call The Trunk. Behind the Trunk link at the Ever­note web­site is a a list of tools and ven­dors that work with Evernote.

Ever­note sports desk­top appli­ca­tions for the Mac and for PCs. Addi­tion­ally, when you install the Mac or PC ver­sion, you auto­mat­i­cally get clip­pers for Safari and Inter­net Exporer, respec­tively. Other browser exten­sions include:

But The Trunk goes way beyond sim­ply stan­dard browser plu­g­ins and desk­top apps. The Trunk includes links to mobile apps (Seesmic for iPhone and Android, apps for note tak­ing, and many oth­ers), hard­ware (scan­ners, wire­less SD photo cards), and gear (t-shirts, books, actual phys­i­cal notebooks).

Finally, and per­haps most inter­est­ing and new for the Ever­note team is some­thing called “Note­books,” which are shared sets of Ever­note con­tent, which func­tion like a mag­a­zine inside your free or paid Ever­note accounts.

The Trunk is a great way to find out What Works with Ever­note, but it would be nice for these appli­ca­tions to be tagged, so you could quickly get to appli­ca­tions that worked on par­tic­u­lar plat­forms (iPad, Android, Win­dows) or server par­tic­u­lar pur­poses (scan­ning, OCR, hand­writ­ten input).

Unfor­tu­nately, there is noth­ing specif­i­cally for geneal­o­gists, how­ever the abil­ity to clean up pho­tos of doc­u­ments (DocuS­can­ner) run them through OCR and send them to Ever­note would be great in a library set­ting. Addi­tion­ally, it would be handy to have an Eye-Fi SD card, which can send images from your cam­era over a wire­less net­work to your Ever­note account.

Ever­note is a pow­er­ful prod­uct, and the ecosys­tem that is build­ing inte­gra­tions to it con­tin­ues to alert peo­ple to the util­ity of this product.

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