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.