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Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 18 Mar 2009

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 18 Mar 2009

Podcast MP3 | iTunes | Audio feed | Length: 35mins

We’re very excited to bring you the first installment of the Evernote Podcast. Please let us know what you think. Be kind.


  • Hi there
  • What’s Evernote?
  • We’re one year olds
  • Business model, shmizzness model
  • How do you use Evernote?
  • Feeling secure
  • Where’s the mobile love?
  • Gimme my Griffin Clarifi

We also mentioned our awesome partners Eye-Fi, Curio, and Shoeboxed.

If you have a question that you’d like us to cover in a future podcast, please post it in the comments or tweet it with the #EvernotePodcast hashtag.


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  • Mike Perry

    Those too eager to wait for the iTunes link that’s “coming soon,” can copy the RSS “Subscribe” link in the upper right corner of this page. Then select Advanced–Subscribe to Podcast from the iTunes menu bar. Past the link into the box, click on “OK” and you’re subscribed via iTunes. That works with most RSS feeds.

    A suggestion for future podcasts–creative ways to use Evernote.

  • Troy Malone

    Very cool podcast. You guys are a great group and mesh very well together. I will catch up with you soon. Our integration has been a great thing and we are getting more use cases for Evernote and Pelotonics together.

    Thanks for sharing the new info on additional mobile clients.

    Troy Malone

  • Frederic Ducros

    Guys, it’s great that you feel cool and all and take your time like you would on a radio show, but for the amount of info shared, you could have done it in 5 minutes and 5 slides or a cool animation if you feel jazzy. No hard feelings 🙂

  • nolimits

    Great podcast. Looking forward for more soon.

  • Brandon

    Glad you guys are going to start doing these. Evernote is a great app. And loading podcasts on my ipod for listening on the road, for me, is better than sitting at a computer culling through RSS.

    And I know this was the first, but I’m with Frederic — I’d recommend a little less meaningless behind-the-scenes banter, a little more get-to-the-point content or useful stuff.

  • dan

    Would love to see live scribe integration!

  • Brandon

    Following my last post, to be a little more constructive, how about topics like:

    * Services you’d like to integrate with Evernote.

    * Features on the way, mobile vs. desktop vs. web.

    * The difficulty in adding certain features (I know we’ve been clamoring for links between notes for some time now).

    * A roundup of ways to use Evernote that maybe people haven’t considered…user contributions.

  • Mike

    As one of the many Evernote users dismayed by the recent changes you’ve made, I must say that I did not find your almost giddy podcast reassuring. You seem blissfully unaware of the uproar those changes have caused (read the comments to your blog postings and the threads in your user forums and you’ll see that I’m not exaggerating), so let me clue you in. Most of your users/customers absolutely HATE the ad box, loss of local indexing, and the new web clipper. Many people, from what I’ve read, are even threatening to abandon Evernote. Yet the official response from the powers that be at Evernote to all this has been . . . crickets.

    I can only hope that you made the podcast before this firestorm of protest erupted. I’d hate to think you’d be fiddling around like that knowing your user/customer base was burning. But now you do know, and the question is: What are you going to do about it? How are you going to respond to the unrest your changes have caused? I’m no businessman, but deliberately antagonizing a sizable proportion of your users/customers doesn’t seem like a viable business model to me.

  • jbrooks12

    Congratulations to on your first podcast, As an Evernote user, I looked forward to subscribing. You should look into adjusting the mic levels for future casts, some participants were at a very low audio level. Thanks for the continued improvement of the software

  • Phil Libin


    Thanks for listening!

    Yeah, we recorded this first podcast a while back and just got around to posting it. Rest assured that we’ll be talking about all of your points on the next podcast. One of your points should cease to be a problem any minute now…

  • Andy

    so far so good. I like the podcast with more rabbit trails. It’s more personal and lets me feel like i’m at the table with you guys.

  • Mike

    @Phil Libin:

    Thanks for your reply. Which point are you referring to?



  • Phil Libin


    The web clipper, which just got re-released to address user feedback. Check the next blog post.

  • Douglas

    Hey guys, not bad!
    Only the deep Evernote lover would want to make a REGULAR habit of listening to your shiny, cacophonic brilliance and product news… but hey, you did well.

    I especially love the “firestorm of protest!” “threatening to leave Evernote!” comment posted above…. so, for a record:

    I absolutely ADORE the ad box. Not kidding. I consider it a badge of pride and wonderfulness that I get to use this awesome free product. And I think that yes, it may indeed encourage me to buy the premium version at some point.

    You guys have written the best computer program ever written. (Other than that pong, that was off the hook) Pat yourselves on the back.

    -Douglas in Tuscaloseya Vermont

  • Mike


    Thanks. The new blog entry was posted after my above question. And thanks to the Evernote team for acting on their users’ feedback. Here’s hoping you listen to their feedback on the two more significant issues and remove the ad box (which only Douglas seems to truly appreciate) and restore local image processing.

    Thanks for listening.

  • Vitaly

    Looks like the file is truncated as only 4.2MB loads.

  • Tricia

    I am using Evernote to keep track of my eating habits, menu and meal planning, exercising, goals, and encoraging notes to help me lose weight and improve my health. Thank you

  • Josh Smith

    Mike, I’m not sure I understand your concern over the ad box. Does it really bother you that much? I know you understand that Evernote needs a steady stream of income, so why is that tiny little ad box so bothersome? Yes, it’s a blight on my Evernote. But isn’t it understandably necessary?

  • David Turnbull

    Nice podcast. Huge fan of Evernote and I’m glad there’s now an easier way for me to digest the latest news etc. 🙂

  • Mike

    @Josh Smith:

    See also the comments to the blog posting on the new Mac version. Mac users are just as upset about the ad box as Windows users.

  • lena

    Josh, I’m not Mike, but the box is bothersome to me because it is NOT tiny if you are using Evernote on a netbook with a 1280×600 resolution. Judging from the other comments, there are quite a few of us. Seeing the fact that Evernote actively markets to users who are “on the go”, it also seems that we are in their target market. The ad is, in fact, so large that it makes the tag sidebar, and therefore the application, almost useless, especially (but not only) if you use large or extra large fonts.

    I wish Evernote had adapted a different business model. I don’t need all my notes online, I don’t want all my notes online, and I am not interested in buying a 90 USD subscription (assuming I’ll use the product for two years) just to get rid of an ad window, for a program that just killed one of its main selling points (text recognition in images on my computer). I would, however, happily pay 30-50 dollars for a local version of Evernote, that keeps getting better (Evernote needs a better editor, some features that were in version 2 need to come back, etc.).

  • Steve

    Guys–Pretty funny and useful. Yes, I’d recommend seeing how you can get these down to 10 minutes max in the future, but all in all I found it an enjoyable light listening experience. Please tell the slobmeister FoxPro expert with the imaginary corporate jet, aka your CEO, to please speak louder or closer to his microphone the next time out.

    Oh, and while we’re at it, any chance of getting support for TABLES into the Windows and Web clients?

  • Dan

    Well, liked your 1st podcast, and looking forward to future casts. And for what it’s worth, banter along to your hearts content!

  • Shankar Ganesh

    I’m trying to add the podcast to iTunes but it says it’s not available in the Indian store. What’s the issue?

  • Shankar Ganesh

    Oops! It worked now! Just changed the store to US.

  • Anna

    Hey Guys,
    This is THE Anna. I’m family :D. Haha! Anywho, I just wanted to lend my laughing service for a laugh track. I already laugh at all of Dave’s jokes and am generally easy to make laugh. Just ask Dave. Yes, so I’ll be expecting your call..Go DJ Trauma!!!
    lol 😛

  • Ortonauta

    You should put clear instructions on how to suscribe with other than iTunes, like “suscribe with something else”. Only that will be a reason for some like myself not to suscribe.

  • Will from Tokyo

    Do you have any plans to add text recognition for non-English languages? Like Japanese? (hint hint)

  • Dawn

    Hi Guys

    Liked the (long) podcast. I’ve only recently started using Evernote but now I don’t think I could live without it – especially as Google Notebook are now not being supported by Google. I feel shortchanged by Google and really hope that Evernote only have advertising to keep the site free. Still getting to grips with the different features but well done.

  • cosmo

    Please make up your mind. Do you want to be a gang of stand up comics? Or do you want to communicate something important? In this podcast, the balance is about 90/10. IMHO it should be the other way round… you’re not doing yourselves any favors with this kiddies playtime stuff…

  • Christophe Carvounas

    Hello Evernote team.
    Interesting stuff… but:
    * Very long for the news delivered,
    * A few slides summarizing the overall would be welcomed
    What about the export strategy ? some news would be very welcomed also…I would like to insist on this point… I like evernote, I like the idea to be freed up from OneNote, I like the functionality allowing me to access my data from any kind device, from anywhere in the world… But I would like also to have better visibility about exportation facilities for my notes… HTML works far better since the new agent version, now can export the attached files also…but only for some notes selected… when would it be possible to do the same for a complete notebook ?
    Anyway…to criticize is always easy…your product is great, just let us how we can manage (import/export) our datas…this is as important than agent availability for other platform.
    Regards… and one more time, great job, thanks.

  • Matt

    I know I’m the only one in the world with a Zune, well there might be another somewhere, but I’ve tried all the links I can think of to manually subscribe to this in the Zune software. What should I use? Thanks in advance.

  • Tom

    Hey guys,

    could you please change the ugly evernote icon on mac? there are really some high quality icons available like this one:



  • Peter

    There is a fine line between meandering and content. I think your first podcast deserves a “B” for staying with content. Some of the more famous podcasts have crossed over the banter line and have fallen off my radar. I look forward to your second podcast. I have learned to hold my Evernote correctly – thanks.

  • Joel McHale Fan

    Oh cool, I love evernote and didn’t realise you could get a podcast of it. doh! I’m such a computer noob sometimes.

    Well done guys.

  • Maria Duval

    just wondering if you can “push” your updates or podcast to our account Notes automatically. In this way, we will get to see your updates or podcasts when we login. Thanks.
    Maria Duval

  • Sam

    Lovin the podcast for Evernote. To the only man with a Zune I am sorry that this world has been so cruel to you : )

  • Brian

    Please add linux version.

  • Marc Bochy

    Great show, But the audio is really bad. I listen in my car and all the mikes are on different levels. Not even close.
    Or some are talking to low or not close enough. I have to turn it up to hear one guy, then the next
    guy talks and about blasts out my speakers.

  • Michael McCrea

    The iTunes link in the Evernote Podcast for Pod Cast #1 does not have a valid URL as it is broken.