We’re incredibly excited to announce that Evernote Food 2.0 for Android has arrived! We’ve been hard at work for months perfecting it for our Android users, and we think you’ll find it worth the wait. Let’s take a spin through the features that make the app the only companion you need to discover, collect, and remember the food you love.
From Home Cooking to Haute Cuisine: The Essential App for Food Lovers
Like Evernote, Evernote Food was designed not just as a tool to help organize your life, but as an essential companion to inspire and capture the milestones along the way. Evernote Food is divided into four sections (Explore Recipes, My Cookbook, Restaurants, and My Meals) that together form an ever-evolving chronicle of your life in food. From exploring new recipes to curating your own digital cookbook, keeping a journal or planning a trip to a faraway place, Evernote Food gives you the tools to pursue and document your food passions.
Explore Recipes: Browse and Search Thousands of Recipes
Picture this: it’s a gorgeous spring morning and you’re at the farmers market. A bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables surrounds you, generating equal parts inspiration and overwhelm. What to choose? Evernote Food’s Explore Recipes section has your back. Heirloom tomatoes in season? Just search by ingredient and see recipes from a broad array of the best food blogs and sites. Whether you’re out and about or relaxing at home, just open the app on your phone or tablet to see thousands of recipes from the best food blogs and sites to browse, search, and save. Tap any recipe that strikes your fancy. If you like what you see, tap the elephant icon at the top right of the screen to clip it to the My Cookbook section.
My Cookbook: Your Beautiful Digital Recipe Collection
If you love to cook, recipe collecting can be kind of a scattered process. You constantly find recipes from a variety of seemingly incompatible sources: online, in print, and much-loved 3×5 cards from mom’s or grandma’s recipe box. If you don’t have a system, it’s challenging to navigate your options, much less choose a recipe or plan a meal. This is where Evernote and Evernote Food can make your cooking life a whole lot easier – and make you a better cook in the process.
Recipe Collecting Made Easy
If you’ve been using Evernote to store recipes, you likely have recipes in different formats: ones you’ve scanned or photographed, those you’ve manually typed into a note, and recipes you’ve clipped using the desktop Web Clipper. Evernote Food recognizes these as recipes and will automatically bring them into your digital cookbook. Just tap My Cookbook in the app, then scroll to find the recipes you’ve saved in Evernote Food and Evernote. Tap a recipe and you’re ready to get cooking.
Your Cooking Companion
One big benefit of Evernote is that it automatically syncs your notes across all of your devices. This means that if you’ve been using your Android tablet to clip recipes for a special dinner, you can then take your phone to the grocery store use the recipe’s ingredient list to shop. When you’ve returned home, use your tablet to follow along with the recipe as you cook, capturing photos and notes in the app using the My Meals feature during the process.
Restaurants: Build a Wish List, Book a Table
Like My Cookbook, the Restaurants feature allows you collect all the restaurants you want to try in a tidy list ready to inform your next outing. Whether you want to experience a new hot spot or plan your food itinerary for an upcoming trip, Evernote Food lets you build your own ultimate restaurant wish list and book a table when you’re ready to dine.
Plan Your Next Food Adventure
Using the app to discover new restaurants is simple. Just tap the search field at the top of the screen and type in your search by name, cuisine, or dish. The app automatically searches near your current location. To search elsewhere, tap in the location field and enter another city anywhere in the world. In seconds, a list and map of restaurants for your search will appear along with colorful cuisine icons to help you scan for the type of meal you’re craving. Tap the map icon at the top right of the screen to see the locations displayed in map view, then tap the list icon to return to that view.
Select a Restaurant, Book a Table
When you see a restaurant that grabs your interest, tap it to see the details, including address, phone number, and website. Evernote Food also includes Foursquare venue ratings and menus. The icing on the cake? Evernote Food recently partnered with OpenTable to let you quickly book your table within the app.
My Meals: Create & Share Your Food Photo Essays
My Meals has been re-imagined to be better than ever. Use it to create gorgeous shareable photo essays documenting all of your food adventures, from the step-by-step process of baking a cake to capturing a birthday dinner out with friends. The interface for My Meals is easy to navigate, and it’s simple to either take photos in the moment or attach them from your device gallery to create a note later. The photos display right alongside your personalized captions for each image.
You can add a title and location to each meal, as well as a short description of the note. Go back and edit a note anytime to perfect it, from swapping out images to tweaking captions. When your note is finished, you’ll find the multiple sharing options available to Android users by tapping the overflow or options menu. From posting via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more, the app lets you share the food you love with friends and family however you wish.
Recently Viewed: A Handy Reference
One feature exclusive to Android is the Recently Viewed feature. This feature displays alongside whatever section you are viewing and provides a constant reference point to the recipes you’ve been exploring and the meals you’ve been contemplating.
Discover, Collect, Remember the Food You Love
We can’t wait to hear what you think of the new Evernote Food for Android. Give it a try and tell us your impressions. Bon appetit!