Some of our most memorable moments happen around food. We don’t just eat for nutrition; meals are a vehicle for conversations, romance, ideas, family, exploration, and so much more. Let’s give our meals the Evernote treatment they deserve.
Please welcome, Evernote Food, available now for iPhone ».
Evernote Food is all about preserving the experiences, thoughts and memories that accompany food. The app is simple, elegant and a whole lotta fun to use. Plus, it’s free!
Let’s get started
Everything in Evernote Food is contained within Meals. Each Meal consists of a meal title, as many photos as you like, photo captions, venue (choose from a list or add your own), notes, and tags. When you add a bunch of photos to a Meal, the app takes on a “T” shape, with horizontally swipeable photos along the top and meal information displayed vertically.
At the bottom of the meal, the app displays any related notes you have in Evernote. These are notes created around the same time. They might be faces of people you met using Evernote Hello or notes you took in Evernote.
Like everything is Evernote, we’re focused on helping you save and relive your memories. Food memories are often social, so we built in Facebook, Twitter and email sharing into the app. When you share the meal, your friends will see all the photos, captions and impressions you had about the experience.
Here are a few simple scenarios and how Evernote Food helps you capture them.
The night out
You’re having dinner out with friends. Launch Evernote Food as you walk into the restaurant and snap a photo of the awning. Find the restaurant from the Places screen. Next, take photos of all the dishes, your friends, the wine, and anything else that inspires you. Add captions to each of the photos by tapping on the photo. Type in some general notes and thoughts about the meal.
Whether you’re hosting a big family meal or visiting relatives for the holidays, there’s always something to remember. Use Evernote Food to record your cooking process, or take notes of conversations that happen around the table.
Developing a recipe
Developing a delicious recipe takes time. Evernote Food makes the process much easier. Create a new meal and title it with the name of the dish you’re working on. Take photos every step of the way and caption them with measurements and instructions. In the notes section, add more information about the dish along with tips and ideas.
Some of our most thrilling food experiences happen while traveling. Use Evernote Food to remember them all. Title your meals with the location, then snap photos of the sights, everything you eat, and everything else that you want to save for later.
Tracking what you eat
Evernote Food can be used as a simple food tracker. Create a Meal for each day. Take a photo of what you eat and food labels, then type in ingredients and calorie information into the caption, and include totals in the notes section.
All synchronized with Evernote
All of your meals in Evernote Food are synchronized with Evernote so that you can view them from any device or computer. They show up beautifully laid out in Evernote, perfect for viewing across all of your devices.
At this time, notes created in Evernote Food are read-only in Evernote. If you want to make changes, just open the Meal in Evernote Food.
We’re very excited about this app, partly because we’re ridiculously food-obsessed here at Evernote, but also because the app is just plain cool. Try it out and let us know what you think.