And to think; I just started using Evernote a couple of weeks ago. The Evernote Smart Notebook is here, as it arrived this past Monday, October 1 — and this lovely app/notebook combination works by compiling your drawings, notes, and any other Moleskin-bound writing and sketches you pen with Evernote’s iOS App (said to be headed to Android as well). All you need to do is snap a picture of your best Frank Gehry house sketch and see the architectural masterpiece appear magically(though I’m sure SOME technology is involved) in your Evernote account on you computer and on your phone. If you’re addicted to archiving your entries (as I am), the notebook comes with a set of stickers allows for quick tagging, and said stickers can be customized to your own organizational methods.
According to Ben Gilbert of Engadget, the notebook is very neat, and it kinda-sorta works. Taking pictures of the notes in the notepad had varying results: shadows interfering, poor lighting, and ultimately SUCCESS! I’m keeping in mind that this was back in mid-to-late September, so it could have been an earlier version of the software before any last touches were added; plus it was demonstrated int he middle of a tech convention on a busy and dramatically lit show floor. The larger version of the Evernote Smart Notebook is priced at $29.95, and if you want something smaller, there’s the normal-sized model priced at $24.95 on Amazon, and you can select from grid paper to lined paper). Check out Ben Gilbert’s hands-on look at the Evernote Smart Notebook in the video below.