Innovation in the palm of your hand
As mentioned in the video above, the brain does not categorize new contacts the way a Rolodex does, no, we remember people based on what they look like, where we met them, and other contextual clues like chronology. Evernote Hello app for iPhones is not new, but the company has completely overhauled the entire app not only to be faster, but to help you to more naturally remember people that you meet either socially or professionally.
The app organizes people visually and chronologically, so it is intuitive to simply scroll through until you see who you are looking for, and the best part of all is that it all syncs with your Evernote account so that you can search from your desktop as well. Imagine you met Jeff Chandler at the SxSWi All Hat no Cattle party in 2009, and he emails you about a job – use Evernote Hello to reference your notes by simply scrolling back to that period of time, or on your desktop, simply search all notes for “All Hat no Cattle.” Genius.
According to Evernote, the following features are new to this updated version:
– Add people you meet by sharing your phone, typing the information yourself or directly from your address book
– When entering information yourself, as you type names, Hello instantly searches the address book for matches
– Find Hello contacts by names, email, locations, calendar events, and more
– Language detection during name entry auto-adjusts for cultural differences
– Choose your profile picture from the Camera Roll
– Tap on any profile picture to display it in full-screen view
– Added Logout option to Setting screen
– Improved layout of Setting screen
– New Calendar Tiles add month and year breaks to Mosaic screen
– Automatic phone number formatting based on language & locale
– Contact Links let you jump into Hello from associated address book entries
There is no word yet as to if or when the company plans to launch an Android app, but there is certainly a demand.