Does this sound familiar: you dropped a few hundred bucks on a new digital camera and you’re using it once a month to snap photos of vacations, friends, and family. It sure sounds familiar to me, because that’s how I use my camera: rarely. That’s all about to change.
Evernote and Eye-Fi have teamed up and the results are, well, amazing. It’s now dead simple to get photos into Evernote. You’re about to get much, much more out of your digital camera.
Eye-Fi makes Wi-Fi-enabled SD memory cards, which are compatible with the vast majority of digital cameras on the market. You put the Eye-Fi Card into your camera, go through a quick setup process, and any photo you take will be wirelessly sent into your Evernote account. No cables. No docks. Just magic.
This changes everything
Think about it, you own a device (camera) that takes high-quality photos incredibly well, and you use a service (Evernote) that’s really good at recognizing text in your photos and organizing your memories. Now with Eye-Fi, your, formerly, once-a-month camera becomes an essential tool to capture all sorts of day-to-day things. Here are some ideas:
- Got back from a conference with a stack of business cards? Snap a photo of them.
- Just finished a big whiteboard session? Don’t copy it into your notebook, snap a photo.
- Just had dinner? Snap a photo of the receipt for your records.
- Doing some comparison shopping? Go to a store and snap a photo of the sales tags.
- Got a billion dollar idea sketched on a napkin? Snap a photo so you’ll never forget it.
Then, as soon as you come into range of an open wireless access point, or one that you’ve configured, the Eye-Fi card will send those photos into Evernote, where they’ll be processed, indexed, and made searchable and available on every platform and device you use. That’s pretty sweet.
Get an Eye-Fi card now. They make awesome gifts, too. Be sure to choose the Share, Anniversary, or Explore cards —these come with the web sharing feature.
Some Eye-Fi Cards also capture your location when you snap a photo. Once in Evernote, photos with geographic information can be easily mapped. This way, you’ll remember the “where” in addition to the “what.”
A great reason to go Premium
Today’s cameras are amazingly good. The pictures they produce are sharp, vibrant, and full of data, but they’re also quite large. By upgrading to Evernote Premium you’ll get tons of storage for all those snapshots, plus you’ll get priority image recognition, so your photos will be recognized super fast. Upgrade now.