Just last week we brought Evernote Hello, our people memory app, to Android. Today, we have more exciting Android news: Evernote Food is now available!
Remember all of your food experiences
Food experiences shape our lives. From romantic dinners to passed-down family recipes to crazy eats in tiny alleys, meals contain some of our most vibrant and formative memories. With Evernote Food we’ve created an absolutely beautiful way to preserve every dish, every table, and every bite you’ve ever had.
Evernote Food is designed to make it easy to save and find every meal that you create and enjoy. When you first launch the app, you’ll be asked to create a Meal. Here’s how it works:
Snapshots with Captions
At the top of each Meal are your swipeable snapshots. You can have as many images as you like, which is great for cataloging the steps of a recipe or capturing a delicious multi-course meal. If you’d like to build a Meal out of images you took in the past, just attach them from your gallery. When you do this, Evernote Food automatically sets the date of the Meal to the date of the image.
After adding an image, tap on it to give it a caption. Captions are a useful way to ensure that you remember every important detail of each dish or step.
If you’d like to delete a photo or edit a caption, scroll down the Meal screen to the photo list.
Titles and Tags
Give your Meal a memorable title or leave the field blank. If you leave it blank, we’ll give it an automatic title based on time of day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) and place. Tags are a great way to group different Meals together. Try adding tags for cuisine, specific ingredients, region, or fellow diners.
Locations powered by Foursquare!
Evernote Food grabs you location whenever you create a Meal, then drops a pin on a map. To get even more specific, tap on the Places field. The app will instantly display venues and restaurants near your current location. Everything here is powered by Foursquare, which quickly presents accurate venue names anywhere on the planet. If you’re creating a Meal using old photos, simply search and the spot will show up.
You can also create your own custom Places, such as home or grandma’s house, by entering any place name and location you wish and tapping the checkmark button. Tap the small house icon near the search field any time to see the list of your custom Places.
Evernote Food is part of the Evernote family of apps, which means that everything you save is synced with all the other Evernote apps that you use. The other benefit of the Evernote connection is the Related Notes section at the very bottom of the Meal screen. Here, we’ll show you any notes in your Evernote account that the app thinks may be related to the Meal you captured. This could be based on the place of the Meal matching content in a note, or time proximity to something else you’ve captured. For example, if you used Evernote Hello at a lunch meeting, the faces of the attendees may be associated with the Meal.
One thing that we learned since launching Evernote Food on iOS is that people love sharing their Meals. On Android, the app takes advantage of the operating system’s built-in sharing capabilities, which let you share with any social app you use. Whenever you share in this way, the app creates a beautifully designed web version of the Meal that anyone with the URL can access.
If you only want to share with a select group of people, you can always email the Meal directly to them.
To share, tap the More icon in the top right corner of the Meal screen.
The Meal List
All of the Meals you create are displayed in the scrollable Meal list. When you only have a few Meals, scrolling works just fine. In time, you’ll start relying on the Search feature to find what you need. To search your Meals, tap on the magnifying glass at the top of the Meal list. You can search by titles, captions, locations, or anything else that you remember about the Meal. I’m a particularly big fan of searching by location: just type the name of a city and all the relevant notes instantly appear.
Never forget a bite
From food adventurers to home cooks to healthy eaters, no matter what your relationship is to cuisine there’s a way that Evernote Food can help you get more value out of the food you eat.
We’re very excited about our first release on Android. We have a feast of amazing new features in the works. Enjoy and let us know what you think.