If you care about the food you eat and the meals you cook, then Evernote Food is your ideal companion. There’s no better way to save and recall every moment of your memorable food experiences. Today, we’re making Evernote Food for iOS (1.2) even more awesome with the addition of a completely new camera mode, Foursquare integration, longer captions, and much more. Let’s take a look.
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New Camera. More Photos.
I recently went to China. While on the trip, I took dozens of photos of every delicious, exotic, unexpected dish that I encountered. Sometimes, a single meal would consist of ten photos or more. To make saving a meal like this as streamlined as possible, we created a completely custom, multi-shot camera mode. In addition, the app now allows you to easily add a bunch of photos from your Camera Roll to a meal in a single go.
New Multi-shot camera
The new camera mode in Evernote Food is really awesome. Tap on the camera icon in a meal to get started. When you snap a photo, the image flies onto a shelf at the bottom of the screen without exiting you from the camera. Keep taking photos and the shelf begins to fill. If you’d like to delete a photo, tap on it and tap the ‘x’. Tap done and all the photos go into your meal. It’s simple and beautiful.
If you have lots of food photos in your Camera Roll, you can now quickly add them to a single meal. From the New Meal screen, tap on the Camera Roll icon in the lower left corner, tap on as many photos as you like, then tap Add Photos. If you’d like to edit one or more images from the batch before adding them to a meal, just long press each thumbnail image, move or scale it as desired, and tap “Done”.
We’ve integrated Foursquare’s location database into Evernote Food. What this means for you is waaaaay more accurate place data, pretty much anywhere in the world. You’ll see the Foursquare content appear when you tap into the Places section of the Meal screen. You can either choose a spot near your current location or search for one elsewhere in the world. The results include Foursquare’s great venue icons too.
You don’t even need a Foursquare account to make any of this work, although you should create one since Foursquare is pretty great. Also, we’re bringing Foursquare check-ins to future versions of Evernote Food, so this will give you a head start.
Longer descriptions. Richer memories.
In this update, we made captions and notes much longer. You can now have detailed descriptions for each of your photos, which is really great if you’re using Evernote Food for recipe creation. We also extended the note length, allowing you to capture all of your impressions of the meal.
Better email sharing
Evernote Food lets you share your meals in two ways. First you can share with your social graph on Facebook and Twitter, both of which send a person to a gorgeous public web view of the meal. Or, you can place the entire meal into an email. We’ve made the email experience much more friendly. You now see the entire meal in the body of the email with a section at the top for you to add your comments. This way you know exactly what your recipient will see.
To share a meal, tap on the meal and tap the Share button in the lower right of the screen. Next, select your sharing method.
And much more…
There are lots of other enhancements in this version of Evernote Food. We improved the image quality of the saved photos, we made sync and sharing more reliable, and made the app faster and more responsive overall. There’s lots more to come. Let us know what you think.
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