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Evernote Hello for Android Gets Hello Connect and More

Evernote Hello for Android Gets Hello Connect and More

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 26 Apr 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 26 Apr 2013

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Eight people walk into a conference room… This is either the setup for a terrible joke or the beginning of an endless business card exchange. If it’s the latter, then we have a great solution: the new Evernote Hello for Android. The latest version (1.4) of Evernote Hello adds new features that are designed to make meeting and remembering individuals or groups quick and effortless.

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Hello Connect

Evernote Hello for Android now comes with an innovative way to instantly meet a group of people. It’s called Hello Connect and it uses audio tones to identify other nearby Hello users and join everyone together. Have everyone in your group tap the main screen plus button, then choose Use Hello Connect. Once connected, you’ll have everyone’s photos, contact info and any other information that they have in their Hello profiles.

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If you’re in a loud environment or would prefer not to use the audio tones, you can always switch to manual mode and tell everyone around you the four digit Hello Connect code. Everyone punches in the code on their phones, and you’re connected.

Hello Connect is available on both Android and iPhone, and will work across devices.

Facebook

Evernote Hello lets you sign into your LinkedIn and (now) Facebook accounts. We recommend that you do this. It’ll make completing your profile faster and also pull in information about the people you meet as soon as you enter their email address.

To connect to Facebook and LinkedIn, tap the Hello icon in the top left corner of the app, then select Social Networks.

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Sync with Google Contacts

To make it easier to keep your contacts up-to-date, Evernote Hello now lets you choose to save all the people you meet to your Google Contacts. This will ensure that you’ll be able to easily connect with everyone at any time.

And more

In addition to everything above, this update also adds a redesigned layout for Hello Notes in Evernote and lots of stability improvements. Let us know what you think.

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19 Comments RSS

  • AndrewSinkov

    We’re working on it.

    • Jenya101

      Any progress on this?

    • TennisGuy1

      Andrew, I know you guys are all over this. What’s the time frame for card scanning and Hello android?

    • TennisGuy1

      Andrew, I know you guys are all over this. What’s the time frame for card scanning and Hello android?

  • Martin Cheng

    Hello does use a slightly different concept of a meeting since we are focused on capturing people. So in your case a meeting with 3 people would result in 3 individual Hello Contacts that are related together by time, date and location. This does pose a problem about sharing a common note across the people about the meeting but we are working on a solution for this with the core Evernote clients.

    • Simon France

      Thanks for responding. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  • Martin Cheng

    Several people have reported this. We are testing a solution and should have a fix out soon. Thanks for your patience.

  • Alice Rudd

    Was very enthusiastic about this after reading the reviews. Sadly all the great reviews were left by iphone users. Without scanning, this is not very useful. I’d like to be able to add notes to the desktop app as well. But right now it’s nothing more than type in business card data and take a picture of the card.

    I’ve been using google goggles instead. Not always 100% but at least it does the scan and OCR. And adds automatically to gmail contacts.

  • Alice Rudd

    Was very enthusiastic about this after reading the reviews. Sadly all the great reviews were left by iphone users. Without scanning, this is not very useful. I’d like to be able to add notes to the desktop app as well. But right now it’s nothing more than type in business card data and take a picture of the card.

    I’ve been using google goggles instead. Not always 100% but at least it does the scan and OCR. And adds automatically to gmail contacts.

  • urbinsky

    Yeah why even bother releasing this without business card scanning?

  • urbinsky

    Yeah why even bother releasing this without business card scanning?

  • LeahMacVie

    I echo Kristen- “I saw the note 3 months ago that the business card scanning option was in progress for android. Any ETA on when it may be available?” 3 months later and we are still waiting on bus card integration? C’mon!

  • Alex Rusgo

    Don’t understand the logic – Android is bigger and growing faster, yet the user base is pushed to the side. Nothing better than going to a meeting and trying to use the card capture only to find out that it’s not there. Love the video intro to Hello but must have missed the disclaimer on the lack of functionality for my Android.

  • Matt

    It is very surprising to me that the IOS system would be the first to support advanced functionality like the business card scanning since the Android OS owns %79 of the mobile device market!! Hmmmmm…..

  • Josh Sullivan

    I’m not able to scan business cards on my Nexus as I did my iPhone. Is that feature coming to Android?

  • Josh Sullivan

    I’m not able to scan business cards on my Nexus as I did my iPhone. Is that feature coming to Android?

  • Josh Sullivan

    I’m not able to scan business cards on my Nexus as I did my iPhone. Is that feature coming to Android?

  • alizbazar

    Still waiting for the Android card scanning feature… Any estimates on the time frame? Definitely a decision point for me to becoming a premium.

  • Erik Egelund

    When will scanning og biz card be able, las statment i 7 months old?