We recently launched the Evernote API, which allows third party developers to integrate Evernote functionality into their applications and services. In this series, we will highlight some of the most exciting integrations.
Tarpipe simplifies the process of adding, sharing, and moving content among the web services you use, by allowing you to define a repeatable, automatic workflow. The Tarpipe/Evernote integration allows you to add content into your Evernote account, as well as automatically extract content, such as recognition data and URLs to public notes, which can then be shared with other supported services.
Example workflow: Searchable Twitter archive in Evernote
For example, you can create a workflow, in which an email subject becomes a Twitter message, that is then automatically sent into Evernote to create an archive of your tweets. Here’s a screenshot of what that workflow looks like in Tarpipe.
Using Tarpipe is relatively simple, and surprisingly fun.
- Create an account, then start a new a workflow.
- Decide how content will enter the workflow, either via email or a Mac desktop app called Dropipe. If you will be emailing, select “Mail drop box” from the receptor drop down and choose MailDecoder from the Connector list. If you will be using the Dropipe app, select REST API from the receptor drop down and choose RestDecoder from the Connector list.
- Select all the web services that you want your content to go to, and connect them to one another however you like. When you’re finished, hit Save.
- Now, email content to the generated email address, or use Dropipe.
The video below, narrated by Tarpipe’s Bruno Pedro, shows the creation and execution of a workflow that starts with Bruno dropping a screenshot onto the desktop application, and ends with the content in Evernote; Flickr, with tags populated with Evernote’s recognition data; and Twitter, with a link back to Flickr. To make all that happen, all Bruno did was drop an image onto the Dropipe app.
Use case: automatically tag a screenshot using Evernote.
Why this is cool
Tarpipe has created a very user friendly way to interact with Evernote, and other web services, on a level that’s usually reserved for programmers. For the less technical among us, like myself, it feels somewhat empowering to customize how data is published across the web. As a bonus, it adds new ways to add and share Evernote content. We like that.
The Evernote API
Learn more about the Evernote API on our developer page, and join over a hundred developers working with the Evernote API to create new and exciting integrations.