App of the Week – Adobe launches free document scanning app for Android and iOS


By Blair Hanley Frank of

Adobe is getting into the mobile scanning game with a new free iOS and Android app aimed at providing users with high-quality images of physical content they want to capture digitally.

It’s called Adobe Scan, and it works similarly to a bunch of other apps already available. Users point their smartphone cameras at whatever document, white board, or presentation screen they want to capture, and the app automatically crops the image to just pick out a document.

The clearest difference between Scan and other apps, like Microsoft Lens, is that the app integrates with Adobe Document Cloud and automatically performs optical character recognition on the PDFs it generates. Users can then copy and paste text from those documents into other files.

But Adobe also put in a lot of work on building machine intelligence into Scan from the ground up, according to Akhil Chugh, a senior product manager for Document Cloud. The app uses a variety of machine learning and image processing algorithms to help deal with the myriad issues that arise with mobile scanning, like trying to differentiate a document from a similarly colored background and figuring out which areas of a document warrant optical character recognition.

“Our goal has been to create a digital document that’s as good as you would get from a flatbed scanner, or as good as the real document,” Chugh said.

Specifically, Adobe is using genetic algorithms (so named because they’re generated by simulating natural selection) to handle document boundary detection. For differentiating text from images, Adobe is using tree- and logistic regression-based classifiers. Those machine learning tools are a part of Sensei, Adobe’s name for its internal ML framework and features.

Adobe is counting on its document expertise and machine learning capabilities to boost Scan in a crowded market. The app is free for people to use, but it requires the creation of a Document Cloud account. Scanned files are stored in Document Cloud automatically but can also be saved to other services.

While it’s possible for Scan to capture images without a network connection, all of the OCR work is handled in Adobe’s cloud. That means text recognition requires sending images of the document over the internet, which may not be an appealing option for some sensitive content.

The launch of Scan is a significant milestone, but Adobe plans to further refine the app over time as part of its Document Cloud portfolio. The company has invested a great deal in handwriting and font recognition, for example, so it’s possible features like that could show up in Scan going forward.

On the machine learning front, the team is investigating how to best implement deep learning in Scan and across Document Cloud. It’s also looking into using generative adversarial networks, which are designed to help create content.

Download Adobe Scan for Android

Download Adobe Scan for iOS

Do you have a favorite scanner app for your phone? Tell us about it in the comments below!

App of the Week – Lose it!



by Tanya Menoni of Lifewire

The Good

Huge food database
Includes restaurant items

The Bad

Time consuming to use regularly

Counting calories can be an effective way to shed pounds, but keeping track of every last bite is a chore. The Lose It! app (Free, with in-app purchases) is an excellent tool for recording your food intake and exercise. The best part? Unlike the Weight Watchers app, Lose It! is not associated with any particular diet, so it’s useful no matter what approach to eating you prefer.

An Extensive Food Database

Numerous studies have shown that dieters who keep a daily food log lose more weight than those who don’t. According to Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian with the Cleveland Clinic, most people underestimate how much they eat on a daily basis. A food log, in which you track everything you eat throughout the day, helps keep you accountable. That’s the idea behind the Lose It! app, which is one of the most popular weight loss apps in the App Store.

When you first log in to the app, you’ll be asked to enter your personal details, including starting weight, goal weight, gender, and height. You can also specify how much weight you’d like to lose each week, which will affect the calorie totals suggested by the app. You also create an account using an email address. The setup process takes a few seconds, and then the Lose It! app will display your daily calorie budget. The home screen includes a bar graph showing how many calories you have left to eat throughout the day, minus any exercise you record.

Adding foods to your log is super easy. Searching by keyword is the easiest way to get started. I was impressed with just how comprehensive the food database is.

A search for “bacon,” for example, brings up regular bacon, turkey bacon, vegetarian bacon, bacon fat, bacon drippings, and a whole lot more. The app included every food I could think of, but if it’s lacking something you can add the food manually (and it will be saved so you can choose it again later). I also love that it includes so many restaurant foods, which is helpful for checking calorie counts even when you’re dining out.

Don’t Forget to Exercise!

It’s also easy to add in your exercise totals for the day. The Lose It! app includes everything from curling to canoeing, so your calorie burn will be calculated automatically for a variety of exercises. Once you add an exercise, the app combines your calorie burn and exercise totals so you know exactly where you stand for the day.

The app also includes some other nifty features. With your free account, you can add friends, back up your data online, and view weight-loss reports. There’s also a spot where you can record your daily weight so you can see your progress on a graph.

The Bottom Line

Lose It! is one of the best calorie-tracking apps I’ve tried. It is rather time consuming to log your food every day, but it gets faster once you add some foods to your favorites and get the hang of the interface.

Speaking of the interface, it is very well done. The app is intuitive, and the daily calorie budget helps you quickly make decisions on the food you eat. If weight loss is your New Year’s resolution, the Lose It! app should be one of your first downloads.

Overall rating: 5 stars out of 5.

What You’ll Need

The Lose It app works with both iOS and Android devices.

Download for iOS
Download for Android

What is your favorite Weight Loss App? Leave it in the comments below!

App of the Week: Google’s Trips




Google’s Trips app is becoming an even better travel companion


by Jacob Kastrenakes of The Verge

Google introduced an app called Trips last year to help people organize their travel plans and figure out what to do once they arrive at their destination. And today, the app is getting a few new features that’ll make it even more useful.

First up, Trips will now automatically pull in train and bus tickets that have been sent to your Gmail address. The app already collates all of your flight, hotel, and car reservations, so today’s update makes its overview of your travel plans far more comprehensive.

It sounds small, but that addition really sells me on using this app: I have a trip planned a couple months from now, and the app automatically pulled in my flights, Airbnb reservation, and three train tickets I have booked. (Though the app did incorrectly identify the Airbnb reservation as part of a separate trip, during the same dates to the same location.) All the information can be saved for offline viewing, which is great if you’re heading somewhere with limited cell service.

Google has also added the option to manual add reservations, which’ll be useful for anything it still doesn’t pick up.

The final new addition today is the ability to share trips with others. I’m not actually seeing this right now on the Android version of Trips, so it may not be live yet, but it makes a ton of sense and seems like a really handy way of sharing info with everyone you’re traveling with.

Breakdown of the App:

Google Trips makes exploring the world easier by organizing your essential info in one place and making it available even offline. Get activity suggestions based on what’s nearby, customizeable day plans, and your travel reservations from Gmail.

Your travel reservations are automatically gathered from Gmail and organized into individual trips. Each trip contains day plans, things to do, food and drink suggestions, and more.

See your flight, hotel, rental car, and restaurant bookings in one place without having to search for them individually.

For several hundred of the world’s top places, find popular day plans organized on a map that you can customize based on your interests and available time.

Find out when you’re near popular attractions (and whether they’re open) as well as reviews and ratings from other travelers.

Every trip contains ideas for things to do automatically organized into useful categories like Top Spots and Indoors or Outdoors. For many of the world’s top places, you’ll get curated local suggestions and travel tips.

No Internet? No problem. Google Trips is available offline, so you’ll always have access to your info.

Available for free on Android and iOS.

What’s your favorite Travel App? Let us know in the comments below!!

App of the Week – 11 Spring Cleaning Apps to Motivate You to *Actually* Get Organized


I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy the Brit&Co. website. Everytime I visit, I feel like they looked into my head and wrote down what I was thinking. This week’s App Spotlight beautifully illustrates this point. If you are a clean freak like me, then these Apps will totally speak to your clutter free hearts. I’m especially fond of Think Dirty and Decluttr. Let me know which one’s are your favorites in the comments below.


by Ashley Macey of Brit&Co.

It’s that time of year again, folks. No matter how much we would love to avoid spring cleaning forever, we’ve decided to put our adulting hats on and just get it done (mostly to make room for all the gorgeous spring goodies at Anthropologie and Target, TBH). So treat yourself to a springtime cup from Starbucks, put on your most motivational playlist, and download these amazing cleaning and organizing apps for the easiest spring cleaning sesh *ever.*

1. Think Dirty: Your closet isn’t the only thing that needs a refresh this spring. This cool app is a great free way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients lurking in your makeup bag. Simply scan the barcode of your beauty products and the Think Dirty app will give you easy-to-understand info on your product and a unique dirty meter ranking. They’ll even shop for cleaner alternatives to help keep your skin healthier.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

2. FlyCleaners: There’s nothing worse than spending a Saturday evening trapped underneath a monster pile of laundry. That’s why we’re leaving it to the professionals this spring. FlyCleaners will pick up and deliver your laundry directly to your front door between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

3. Rooomy: After you finished the grunt work of actually cleaning your apartment, it’s always a fun idea to give your space a tiny makeover. This futuristic app combines 3D models of real estate listings with real-life home furnishing products (also in 3D), so you can easily tell what will look good in your space — plus, you can *totally* shop for your dream home at the same time.

DL It: Free on iOS

4. Centriq: Homeowners, this one is for you. This nifty app provides users with an owner’s manual for practically anything with an “on switch” in their home — appliances, electronics, furnaces, you name it. Just scan the model number of the product and the app will provide you with all sorts of useful stuff to make homeowner life just a tad easier.

DL It: Free on iOS

5. Decluttr: Instead of taking your gently used items to the dump after you’re finished spring cleaning, you may want to use this app to make a quick buck. All you have to do is scan the barcodes of your electronics, books, and other items and Decluttr will give you an instant offer price. Then once you’re finished, ship your items to them for FREE and they’ll pay you the day after they receive your stuff.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

6. Snupps: Whether you’re looking for organization advice on your personal shoe collection or just want to browse beautiful photos from other organized ladies, this app is awesome for getting motivated to start spring cleaning. You can add your collection to virtual shelves via snapshots, get feedback from the Snupps community on your stash, and follow other interest groups for instant motivation to live your most organized life.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

7. Our Home: Give your family planner a techy facelift with this must-download family planning app. Our Home is a new way to connect your entire household on one app (we’re talking grocery lists, family calendars, chore charts, and more).

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

8. ThredUp: This app is perfect for the lady who needs a little extra motivation to clean out her closet. Not only can you earn a little extra cash from donating your gently used garments to this awesome company, but you can easily shop for items from fan favorites like Anthropologie and Kate Spade for up to 90 percent off too (hey, we deserve a few springy statement pieces!).

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

9. Letgo: What makes this used-goods selling platform stand apart from its competitors is the tens of millions of people already using it (AKA way more people will stumble across your awesome spring cleaning items). We also love that you can post an item for sale in just a few seconds and chat with other buyers and sellers right inside the app.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

10. Handy: Let’s be honest; there’s always a point during our annual spring cleaning marathon where we just want to give up and polish off the movies in our Netflix queue. But instead of throwing in the towel, why not call a professional cleaner or handy-person to help finish the job for you using this convenient app. You can pay the background-checked professional right from your phone and rest assured with their money-back guarantee.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS

11. KonMari: If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method of tidying up by now, it’s definitely time to get in on the life-changing trend. This official app of Konverts is packed with features to help you tidy and organize your entire life by providing tips, tricks, and progress reports on how decluttering your home will spark joy in your life.

DL It: Free on iOS

Have you started spring cleaning yet? Tweet me by mentioning @theblondebyte16 and or @BritandCo.

App of the Week: 11 Travel Apps to Make Spring Break Stress Free


There are a few new Apps that I have downloaded and started playing with but none that I’m comfortable enough with to write about. So, I read this article the other day and really enjoyed it. I thought I’d share the wealth of knowledge… Enjoy.

By Ashley Macey of BritandCo

With spring break fast approaching, it’s time to stop wasting time looking up pretty destinations on Instagram and start finalizing your travel plans STAT. Whether you’ve decided to finally take the plunge and do Europe on a shoestring budget or are planning a short getaway a little closer to home, we’re totally on board for anything that’ll make travel planning a tad easier. That’s why we’re obsessed with these 11 spring break travel apps that handle everything from flights to pet care.

1). LoungeBuddy: Let’s be honest — spending countless hours in an overcrowded airport during spring break probably isn’t the best way to start a vacation. Luckily, this handy app makes it ridiculously easy to book a swanky lounge for you and your travel companions straight from your smartphone. Go ahead, you deserve it.

Download it Free from Android and iOS

2). DogVacay: While we’d love to take Fido with us on all our epic adventures, sometimes it just isn’t feasible. Instead of leaving your pup in a crammed kennel, DogVacay gives you the option to let your fur-baby stay in a real home with a loving sitter. Heck, you even get daily photo or video updates from your pooch, so you know that they’re a-okay while you’re on vacay.

Download it Free from Android and iOS

3). Little Peanut on the Go: If you and your partner are planning a getaway without the kiddos, this app is definitely a must-download. Not only can you ditch the handwritten emergency contact list for a super easy digital one, but the app also lets you build comprehensive packing lists and easily share care schedules and notes with your caregivers.

Download it Free from Android and iOS

4). Hopper: Looking for a great deal on your spring break flight? This awesome app actually predicts the price of future flights and tells you the best time to buy cheap fares (so you can spend more moola on souvenirs and poolside cocktails, duh).

Download it Free from Android and iOS

5). Detour: Unlike the old data-less days, touring a new city doesn’t have to involve blindly following a random dude in a neon t-shirt. Detour provides immersive audio walks that guide you through some of the most interesting places at home and abroad. Whether you’re adventuring solo or traveling with your gals, it’s a great option to keep in your back pocket (especially for days without many plans!).

Download it Free from Android and iOS

6). Wanderu: If you’re planning on traveling by bus or train on your vacay, you HAVE to check out this must-download app. With deals for more than 2,000 cities across North America, you can pretty much get a ticket just about anywhere… and for as little as a single dollar too.

Download it Free from Android and iOS

7). DuoLingo: Bonjour, hola, hello! No matter where you’re traveling this spring break, Duolingo is a great tool to help you brush up on your foreign language skills before you jet off to an exotic locale.

Download it Free from Android and iOS

8). Splittr: If you’re traveling with your squad, this app is a no-brainer. Instead of keeping receipts in your back pocket or creating a complicated Excel spreadsheet to divvy up your costs, this app lets you easily track and add expenses on-the-go so you always know who still needs to pay up.

Download for $1.99 on iOS

9). Google Trips: By organizing all your essential info automatically from your Gmail account, Google Trips is perfect for the lazy traveler. Not only do you get all of your deets in one easy place, but you can also get activity suggestions based on what’s nearby too (AKA you’ll *always* know the best local pub to grab a drink).

Download it Free from Android and iOS

10). Packing Pro: Last-minute packers, prepare to meet the app of your dreams. For less than a cheeky Starbucks, this app lets you create unlimited packing lists. Whether you just need a sample list to get you started or want an extremely detailed and customizable one, Packing Pro has you covered so you never forget to bring your phone charger ever again.

Download for $2.99 on iOS

11). AFAR Travel Guide: Whether you’re still in the browsing phase of your travel plans or want specific info on your pre-selected destination, this cool travel guide is a great hub for location-specific content. With over 90,000 unique travel experiences and a neat “near me” function for spur-of-the-moment planning, it’s an awesome tool to help plan the vacation of your daydreams.

Download it Free from Android and iOS

Where are you spending spring break? Tweet at me @theblondebyte16

or @BritandCo

7 Free Apps to Help You Stay Informed in 2017




Cecily Strong summed up our current situation in the US beautifully this weekend when she said, “I want one day without a CNN Alert that scares the hell out of me!” Whatever your political allegiances are, I think we can all agree we need more accountability from our representatives on the hill. After reading this article from Brit&Co., I downloaded everyone of them and tried them out. And you know what? They’re all really fantastic and now, I’m using them everyday. If nothing else, it makes our representatives more accessible to us; like they should be.


7 Free Apps to Help You Stay Informed in 2017
Ashley Macey via Brit+Co

From social justice pages disappearing from the White House website to an irksome immigration ban, the first month of Donald J Trump’s presidency has definitely sparked controversy. That’s why staying informed on the latest happenings in Washington is so important… especially with fake news sites gaining popularity on the daily. So to help our activist-minded ladies out, we’re rounding-up seven completely free apps to download that’ll help you stay informed and politically active in 2017.


1. Countable: If you want to see what your representatives are up to when they’re in Washington, this app is a must-download. Not only do you get daily notifications about upcoming votes and short non-partisan summaries of news and legislation, but the app even allows you to send video messages and written replies straight to your reps too.

Free to Download for Android and iOS


2. Voices: Working with specific advocacy groups, Voices is an app that allows you to easily tweet, call or email your elected officials with a single tap (AKA it’s perfect for the late-night Twitter addict).

Free to Download on Android and iOS


3. VoteSpotter: Because your elected officials vote on hundreds of bills every year, it can be hella frustrating trying to keep track of important votes on TOP of your already stressful day job. That’s what makes this app so cool — it allows users to easily track how their representatives voted on a particular issue and give their decision a thumbs up or a thumbs down.

Free to Download on Android and iOS


4. iCitizen: While staying informed yourself is one thing, learning the political pulse of your surrounding area is also a smart move. iCitizen connects you with your IRL community using polls on issues you actually care about. After the polls close, they send the results to your elected officials too.

Free to Download on Android and iOS


5. Politico: Although there are a lot of political fake news websites around, experts agree that Politico is not one of them. Praised for their in-depth coverage of politics and policy development, it’s a great place to start whether you’re just getting into politics or you’re a seasoned political veteran.

Free to Download on Android and iOS



6. Involvd: Getting involved in politics can seem daunting for first-time voters and political newbies. But this handy app makes sharing your brilliant ideas on policy easy. Not only can you view the stances of elected officials on key issues, but you can share your own solutions and see how they stack up in the community as well.

Free to Download on Android and iOS



7. NYTimes: Although DJT has furiously tweeted about the inaccuracy and “fake news” reporting done by the New York Times, it’s hard to argue with their long-standing and award-winning coverage of US politics. Just make sure that whatever news source you use, you do some fact-checking yourself and compare at least two sources on any given story (we know it’s a lot of work, but it’s better than tweeting about a story that ends up being untrue!).

Free to Download on Android and iOS

What about you? What Apps Are you using to stay informed this year? Let us know in the comments below!
Or Tweet @BritandCo they’d love to hear from you too!

App of the Week: Hater


I will admit that the name of this week’s App of the Week is what drew me in…Hater. This is definitely not the same old dating app. Imagine bringing people together based on their mutual hatred of…whatever. It’s genius! Even if you don’t take it to seriously, it will still be a lot of fun to download and try! (It launches Feb. 8th)

Hate is a strong word, but we really, really don’t like a lot of things.

Jenna Amatulli. Of Huffington Post

If you hate a lot of things (but don’t hate online dating) then this app might be for you.
A new dating app called Hater, which publicly launches February 8th (yes, just in time for Valentine’s Day), takes the concept of matching people based on things they both like, and flips it on its head. So if you don’t like long walks on the beach, drinking pina coladas, and taking walks in the rain, Hater will find you someone who despises those very things too. 

The app allows users to swipe in four different directions to select whether they love, hate, like, or dislike a person, activity or concept. 

Hater launched in beta in December, and the creators told HuffPost that about 10,000 people are using the app before its official roll out. In the name of journalism, we checked it out too.

In playing around on Hater, the app’s design is sleek and chic. The color-scheme is reminiscent of Tinder, and it’s pretty intuitive to use. After a few swipes, you can get the general feel for how things work.
The most fun part of Hater is definitely swiping through the offerings of items you either hate or like. The seemingly endless list include things like “biting ice cream” or “Facebook stalking.” There’s a fair amount of political items, like “Vladimir Putin” and “Build the Wall,” but they’re sprinkled amidst lighthearted things like “The Bachelor,” “Twitter” and “Staying Up Late.” There are also a handful of sexual things featured, like “69,” “The Missionary Position,” and “Butt Selfies.”


Hater told HuffPost that there are currently 2,000 topics to swipe on, and that the app has plans to keep adding more user-created ones.

When you’re not curating your own profile with what you love and hate, you can swipe through other members on the app, similarly to the way you would with apps like Bumble and Tinder, to make some match magic happen.

What separates Hater’s swiping experience from other apps is that outside of a user’s handful of photos, age, and list of hates/loves/likes/dislikes, not much is revealed. You won’t know a potential match’s job or education level before swiping. Whether this is good or bad is depends on a user’s dating priorities.


Another interesting feature of Hater is that the app attempts to do the heavy-lifting of initial messaging for you. The app offers a creative ice-breaker for you, in the form of Mad Libs-style sentences that you can fill in with your own silly responses. There’s no worry of having to send a limp, “Hey” out into the void.


Hater came to fruition because of its 29-year-old founder and CEO, Brendan Alper. A former banker who shifted gears from finance to comedy, Alper says Hater was born as a sketch idea, but told The Huffington Post that after doing some research, he started to think maybe it could actually work as a real app.

“Online dating has become so monotonous,” he said. “Everyone just goes through the motions. Swipe. Swipe. Swipe. Match. Canned line. Bad date. Repeat. We want online dating to be fun agin. Just like in real life.”

So far, Alper says the response to Hater has been very positive.

“We’ve heard tons of stories of friends sitting around at parties, swiping through topics together, matching with other people, playing our icebreakers,” he said.
The app’s initial success actually makes a lot of sense when you consider that research has shown that people tend to bond over shared negative opinions, often more so than they do over the things they both like. 

Alper also told HuffPost that the most commonly hated topics amongst both men and women, so far, are the 1) presidential election of 2016 (lol), 2) slow walkers (truly the worst), and 3) drain hair (ew). 

So, haters, get hatin’. You just might find someone to love.”

How to: download, add, rearrange, and remove widgets on Google Pixel


This week’s “How to” features Google’s first foray into the mobile phone hardware game; the Pixel. Reviews have and sales have been tepid but I wanted to make resources available for early adopters. The original article came from Stephen Hall from 9to5Google.

“Widgets have long been a hallmark feature for Android. When comparing the two major mobile platforms at face value, it has always been — at least until the most recent updates to iOS — easy to say that customizable widgets are one of the reasons you might want an Android phone over an iPhone. Well, widgets haven’t gone anywhere. They’re still around on Google’s new Pixel phone, and here’s how to manage them…

How to add widgets on Google Pixel

The easiest way to manage your widgets on the Google Pixel is to tap and hold on a blank space on the home screen to reveal the home screen settings page (seen in the left screenshot below). From here you can tap widgets, which will bring up a long scrollable list of widgets that are available for you to add to your home screen. From there, you just tap and hold on one, and drag and drop it anywhere on your home screen.
Here’s what it looks like on your device:

If you want to rearrange these widgets that you’ve already placed, it’s as simple as tapping and holding on them and moving them around to the various home screens with your finger. If you want to resize the widgets, simply tap and hold on the one you want to change and then let go. You will see small white circles on all sides of the widget — if the widget is resizable — that will let you customize it to fit your home screen setup.
Note that if you’ve used our other Android Basics guide
to change launchers on your Google Pixel (i.e. if you’re using Nova Launcher or another third-party launcher), this process might not look exactly the same. Most popular third-party launchers offer access to the widgets screen in a similar fashion, however. If you want to learn how to switch from the Pixel Launcher, click here.

How to remove widgets on Google Pixel

Removing widgets from your Google Pixel home screen is even easier than adding them. Simply follow the below steps:

1 Find the widget you want to remove
2 Tap and hold on the widget
3 Drag the widget to the top of the screen over “X Remove”
4 Remove your finger from the screen

How to download more widgets on Google Pixel

Downloading more widgets on your Google Pixel is as simple as downloading more apps. Some apps are made specifically for adding widgets to your device, but most apps simply include widgets that make it easier to access information from within those apps from the home screen.”

Weekly Roundup


Here are the stories form the world of tech that stood out to me this week:

This only seemed fitting…
Daily Report: Tech Tips for Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day

From the neighborhood of “Too Little; Too Late…”

Apple Legal Files Entertainment Related Trademarks for new Apple Music TV Programming

Because he’s the coolest…

Obama’s final bill is aimed at bringing tech to DC

This made me hopeful…
From bombs to bytes: How Beirut’s tech scene is thriving

I think Siri has enough on her plate but, what do I know?
Voice Analysis Tech Could Diagnose Disease

App of the Week: Evernote



I have a confession to make….I am an obsessive note taker. I write everything down and have struggled since the launch of the first iPhone to let go of paper and manage my habit through a digital interface. I was a sucker for any new note taking App that was featured in the App Store week to week. Believe me, I’ve tried them all. The one I always came back to was Evernote. It has everything a good note taking app needs and several features most don’t. It syncs seamlessly across all my devices and Evernote’s development team is constantly working on keeping it on the cutting edge of digital note taking. The difference maker for me was the plethora of plugin’s available for Evernote that make it easier me for me to get information into my notebooks from anywhere I find it. Evernote allows for written and audio notes, PDFs and photo importing, and includes a presentation mode for collaboration. It’s a free app for mobile and desktop versions and if you use it like I do you can pay to upgrade the features with a premium account.

Here’s what lifehacker has say:

“The key to Evernote is to commit to it and jump in with both feet. It’s pretty rotten if you’re just using it for a few isolated tasks, because absolutely, it doesn’t do any one thing perfectly and it’s not as fast as other apps.
It really starts to show its brilliance once you start using it as your default bookmark/webclip app, notetaker, recipe box, repository of all your reference material, and so on. It’s great to have ALL the information you need indexed and searchable across every single platform you have. I love opening it up in a meeting and recording the meeting audio right along with my typed notes on my iPad. If I miss something (entirely possible while pecking things out on a glass screen) I can always return to it after the meeting.

So, if you want to give Evernote another shot, try putting everything in it that you want to hang onto. The more you add, the more useful Evernote becomes. Here are a few examples of what you could do.”

Read the full article here.

Don’t take my word for it, try it out for yourself and see how amazing this App is.

Download Evernote:

for iOS here.

for Android here.

for Mac OS here.

for Windows here.

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