It’s always great to see developers adding capabilities to Evernote, via the Trunk. One of the coolest extensions I’ve seen comes from KustomNote, which I was happy to see win the Silver prize in our Devcup competition this year.
KustomNote is a browser-based template system for Evernote notes. You can create fields, just like you would for a database, and then create notes that have these fields embedded in them, to keep your note-taking organized. See a full slideshow of all the KustomNote features.
So if you have a particular way of recording information about the wines in your cellar, or you want to record specific information each time you meet with a potential customer for your small business, or you want record the best routes for bicycling nearby, you can create templates that meet your needs exactly, with none of the entry fields you don’t want and all the ones you do.
For people who are a little obsessive about how they store information, it’s a great invention.
It seems there are a lot of these people out there, too. Since word got out about KustomNote — with no ads or marketing other than what we’ve been saying at Evernote — the service has seen more than 6,000 signups. KustomNote CEO Hussein M. Ahmed told me he’s upgraded the service’s Amazon Web Services instance three times to keep up with the growing user base.
Ahmed says his work is spurred on by Evernote users. “I’m still enhancing and fixing the Web app with the tremendous help of thousands of users. They are so passionate, helpful, experienced and knowledgeable. They sure know more than me when it comes to being organized.”
Users of KustomNote can also see the community at work themselves. Anyone who creates a note template can share it with other users. Maybe you want to keep track of wines but don’t want to build your own template to do so. There’s a chance that another user has created one that you can “clone” and use for your own cellar. I count about 200 public templates so far.
Coming next: Mobile versions of the service, for iOS and Android. Also, an offline note creation tool.
KustomNote is in the Evernote Trunk.
See also: The Devcup Gold winner, EverClip.
Have you tried KustomNote?