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Remembering People with Evernote: A Bicycle Tour Across North America

Remembering People with Evernote: A Bicycle Tour Across North America

Posted by Mie Yaginuma on 29 Jul 2013

Posted by Mie Yaginuma on 29 Jul 2013

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Dave Gill left his job as a commercial video producer in the U.K. to set forth on a 12,000 mile cycling adventure across the U.S. and Canada. His goal? To meet people living in North America, record their stories, and learn what makes people tick. His tool of choice for chronicling the trip and keeping track of the people he meets? Evernote and Evernote Hello, which adds context to contacts (including location), helping him build a richer history of his experience.

Since he took off from New York City back in November, 2012, Dave has covered 7,000 miles, and is currently cycling towards Alaska with 5,000 miles left to go. In between, Dave stopped by the Evernote headquarters to share his story.

Meeting People with Evernote and Evernote Hello

Over the course of his trip,  Dave has met people who’ve offered accommodation, a meal to share, or just conversation.

With Evernote Hello, Dave is able to capture the stories and life lessons of people whose backgrounds range from yoddlers and artists, to a civil war re-enactor and hog trapper. He’s able to use Evernote to enter information in one of two ways: manually or by scanning in a business card. The app automatically pulls in related information from social networks, and links a calendar date and location so Dave can focus on the meeting, rather than the details.

Contacts  in Evernote Hello are saved chronologically, so Dave knows he can simply scroll back in time to find people at a later date and he can also search by location using Evernote’s Atlas feature, since every new contact captured with Evernote Hello automatically syncs to his Evernote account.

You can follow Dave’s journey here and read more about how Dave uses Evernote.

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4 Comments RSS

  • Martin Cheng

    Please contact support with your issue. They are working closely with the Hello team to track down these crashes in the field.

  • Terri Cleary

    Is he time traveling? “Since he took off from New York City back in November, [2013]”

  • ChitraSivasankarArunagiri

    So much potential in the Evernote hello app… Awesome.

  • ChitraSivasankarArunagiri

    So much potential in the Evernote hello app… Awesome.