Memory Lane Episode

Memory Lane Episode

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 19 Aug 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 19 Aug 2013

In this episode we take a look back at Evernote’s first five years. We also talk about new features, security improvements and more.

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Length: 59mins

Podcast #39 topics

Classic Evernote Giveaway Videos

A look back at a couple of our fun giveaway videos from years back.

Call me!

We’ve set up a voicemail box just for you. Call us and tell us how you use Evernote-–don’t forget to tell us your name and where you’re from. We’ll choose the best ones and play them in our podcast. Call +1 (347) 497-3572 and leave a message.

Any questions?

Have a question you’d like us to cover in a future podcast? Leave it in the comments section or send a tweet with the hashtag #EvernotePodcast.


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  • Shannon Mollenhauer

    I was so excited to see in my podcatcher that a new Evernote podcast had arrived! As I started listening, I was amused when you started wondering how many people have listened to every publicly available podcast. I’m raising my hand. Like some of the other listeners, when I discovered the podcast and listened to a couple of episodes, I immediately downloaded all the archives. I’m moving much of my cluttered desk, household, and brain, into Evernote because I believe it is going to be an excellent tool to help me achieve more in spite of my recently diagnosed attention deficit disorder. I soon hope to talk my wife into also using it and upgrading to premium so we can share information and communicate better. The multi-platform availability, easy retrieval, OCR of even handwritten notes, and now page scanning, reminders, and all the widgets on Android are OUTSTANDING!

    I tell all the students in my iPad classes this should be on their list of first apps to install, and sometimes even have them do it just to practice using the app store.

    I love hearing Phil speak from a leader’s perspective and all of you sharing the reasoning behind Evernote’s business and technical choices. I appreciate the company’s commitment to security, frugality, quality, and focus on just building a great product/service. The 100 year company is quite likely with your strategy.

    Now for the constructive criticism.

    I often listen to the podcasts while commuting and wear a Bluetooth earbud in my motorcycle helmet. Obviously the noise of the open road requires the volume to be turned up a bit. Unfortunately, whoever does your audio mixing, both before the new studio and after, is not good at keeping your levels consistent.

    Often I have to turn up the volume for Phil, who tends to talk a little fast, soft, and mumbly (only a little), and Dave, but as soon as Andy says something I get blasted because apparently he’s the only one who stays as close to the microphone (or too close). PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOUR MIC LOCATIONS AND IMPROVE THE OVERALL VOLUME LEVELS. When Andy speaks, it feels like my favorite TV show just went to commercial and everyone in the room is blasted. I expect Phil will take this seriously, because I remember hearing him talk about how he records his speeches in order to review and improve. That’s a good leader – someone humble enough to know they can always get better.

    The next critique is related to something that is probably an uphill battle considering it seems rampant in modern English. That would be the abuse of the word “like” peppered throughout everyone’s speech. It’s as if the world took the Valley Girl language of the 80s and made it a standard part of grammar. I know a most people don’t realize they’re doing it, and I’ve even seen people putting likes into their written communication, but it wears me out listening to you all having 2 or 3 likes per sentence. You’re not Facebook, so LIKE is not needed on every “post.”

    Finally, also language related is the beginning of a huge proportion of sentences with “So,” or “So, yeah,”. Why use so many filler words? It’s really not any more articulate than “um” when you start nearly every answer to a question with “So.”

    Please take these comments as one satisfied customer’s suggestions for helping the quality of your podcasts, and your general communication sound more intelligent than your typical Bay Area (or any other part of America) slang flinging techie with a microphone and a web page. Thanks for the awesome product, enlightening and often entertaining behind the scenes podcasts.

    Can’t wait for the Windows v5 upgrade! I love the Android, web, and iOS features. Thankfully, I have no need for BlackBerry apps!

    • Andrew Barnett

      I am an avid listener to this podcast (yes, I do go back and listen to them all), and it is in my opinion that this podcast wouldn’t be what it is without all the “accidental” character that these guys put into the podcasts.

      I agree with the first point of inconsistent volume errors, but without the grammar, I wouldn’t smile so much while listening to these guys tell us their awesome “use-cases” (Phil, please get a video made of your totally beast, awesome, genius “use-case.” You totally kicked the other guys’ butts.)

      Everyone would agree that Evernote is good. The way they do Evernote is good. Even the way they help us make Evernote good is good. So what does the podcast have to do with this?

      I don’t remember who said it of the three hosts, but he was right when he said, “Ya, like the four people out there who are listening. Ha!” It’s not true that few people listen, but nobody is obligated to listen to these guys (although highly recommended). Listeners have their product and nobody is stopping them. “If” people choose to listen, then it is their own decision.

      As the hosts of the podcast, these guys can do whatever they want in it without damaging or altering their image or their product’s image. They have no obligations as professionals to change the way they do things in the podcast (and frankly, I wouldn’t want them to).

  • Keith Ellis

    Wow, you guys are so timely.
    This morning I was thinking about indexing a load of notes I have, recording baby stuff I have stored in the loft. Then on the way home I listened to podcast No. 39 and couldn’t believe my luck when I got to the use case’s. I learned it is possible to copy note links on multiple notes at the same time. Excellent tip, thanks so much.

    Oh, just check when I joined Evernote, October 2008, can’t believe it’s been 5 years.