Evernote is a note-taking application on steroids. It has the winning formula and success written all over it. I did step over a line and called Evernote as a Google Notebook alternative. And it has definitely come true for me. I have completely ditched Google Notebook for Evernote.
Evernote just introduced some very important and poweful changes that puts in the right path even more so now.
Evernote Service API
I am very excited about Evernote’s Service API launch. This means that thrid party developers can now interact with Evernote and come up with innovative ideas. In fact, someone could end up creating a brand new Evernote client that could just blow the original out of the water. This is what makes a lot of web applications like Flickr, Facebook, etc. a success.
Mac and Windows Scripting
This is great news for those savvy at the command line. If you are one of those geniuses, you can automate various processes and integrate Evernote with other scriptable applications. For eg. you can automatically pull RSS feeds into Evernote or all scanned pictures to be added to Evernote. You get the idea.
Now, you can import/export your notes out of Evernote from Evernote for Mac or Windows and into another making your Evernote data completely portable in the form of well-defined XML.
Evernote has been seeing minor improvements since I reviewed last, like getting a kickass Evernote iPhone App, adding rich text formatting, nice tag support, etc. But, the above enhancements is definitely going to take it to the next level. If only, I could get a native Linux client for Evernote!
I already use Evernote as a Mozilla Prism app but I would love to see a Adobe AIR app for Evernote making use of it’s Service API. What would you like to see?
Google has announced that they are stopping development with Google Notebook! More details in the Google Notebook alternative article linked above.
[via Evernote Blog]