We’ve all felt that twinge of envy towards people with the uncanny ability to remember people. They’re the ones that can instantly recall a name or an event years after it’s happened. Most of us simply aren’t wired to be able to do this. That’s why we created Evernote Hello, our app that’s designed to give you that same supernatural ability to easily remember everything about the people that you meet.
Today, we’re excited to launch the all new, completely redesigned and quite magical Evernote Hello 2.0.
Evernote Hello is designed with a new objective in mind: how to allow individuals to do the smallest amount of work to end up with the most complete record of the people they’ve met and meetings they’ve had. You’ll see this new sensibility permeate every aspect of the app.
A Completely New Look
The first thing you notice when you launch Evernote Hello is the beautiful new home screen. Here the app displays all of the people you’ve met in a way that highlights the most useful and memorable information about the individuals, such as photos, dates, number of past meetings, and other people that you met at the same time. We expanded upon the face-centric approach of the first version to give you as much context as possible at a glance.
More Ways to Remember People
We’ve added some fantastic new ways to remember people, just tap on the green plus to get started. First, we integrated Facebook and LinkedIn into the app so that an email address pulled from a business card or calendar entry can be enough for Evernote Hello to build a rich profile.
Authorizing these social networks is the first thing the app will ask new users to do. Existing users need to tap on the menu button in the top left corner of the home screen, and go to the Social Networks section. Make sure to do this step.
Let’s take a look at the different way to add people to Evernote Hello going from simplest to coolest.
1. Add Manually
The classic method of adding people to Evernote Hello hasn’t gone away. Type in a person’s email address and the Facebook and LinkedIn integrations will take it from there. If the individual isn’t on one of these networks, then you can add the rest of their contact info, or pass the phone and let them do it.
2. Add From Calendar
Evernote Hello lets you add people directly from your calendar. Open the app before, during or just after a meeting and you’ll see a message appear at the top of the home screen. Tap the blue plus to add the meeting participants to your history.
3. Premium Feature Preview: Business Card Scanning
Evernote Hello now has a really great Premium feature: Business Card Scanning. For the next couple of months, we’re making this feature available to everyone free of charge. You can try it from the Add Contact menu. Follow the on-screen guides when taking the photo—for best results, keep your phone at a slight angle. As soon as the photo is taken, Evernote Hello corrects any skew and recognizes all the key fields on the card to create a complete profile of the individual. If the email address matches an account on LinkedIn or Facebook, then the app will pull in a photo and other relevant information.
4. Hello Connect
The most magical of our new features, Hello Connect lets you exchange contact info with groups of Evernote Hello users of almost any size instantly through the use of audible tones. It completely eliminates the need for lengthy introductions at the start of a business meeting or meetup. Here’s how it works. Have everyone in the group launch Evernote Hello on their iPhones. When everyone has the app running, one person taps on Hello Connect from the Add Contact menu. That’s it. You’ll hear the tones play in a call-and-response style and, in seconds, everyone will be connected.
If your environment is too noisy or you don’t want to disturb the people around you, switch to manual mode and share the Connect Number with everyone in your group.
Rich Profiles, Available Everywhere
Having the contact information about an individual is only part of the story. Evernote Hello also captures your location and displays any additional people that you met around the same time. You can add notes about a person by tapping into an individual’s profile and see Related Notes pulled from your Evernote account. You can also sync any of the individuals in Evernote Hello with your phone’s Address Book. And, since Evernote Hello is part of the Evernote family of products, everything is synchronized back to your Evernote account where it’s accessible from anywhere at any time.
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We’re very excited about the completely new Evernote Hello. It’s one of the most innovative applications Evernote has ever made, and one that will give you that superpower you’ve always wanted. Try it now.