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5 Apps to Help You Manage the Holidays

5 Apps to Help You Manage the Holidays

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 29 Nov 2013

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 29 Nov 2013

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The holiday season is officially upon us. To help you manage your holidays in a smart and efficient way, we’d like to share a collection of apps from our App Center that’ll make your winter brighter and less hectic.

GroceryTrip
Gather your food ideas and lists in Evernote, and enjoy an automatically created organized shopping list with GroceryTrip. Jot down what you need to buy in an Evernote note or save a recipe article, then tag it with “grocerytrip.” The app will pull out the items you need to buy, separating them into categories such as Fruits, Snacks and Refrigerated. If quantity is specified, Grocery Trip will add this information to the note, too.

Hop.in
Save your gift ideas to Evernote so you can review them while out shopping or finalizing gift lists. Use Hop.in as an iPad browser when you shop or research for gifts or party ideas. With a quick swipe, clip any part of a web page — text, a picture, or video — then add an annotation, if you want. URLs will be automatically be saved to the note so you can always go back to the original source.

FastEver Snap
This popular app makes snapping and saving pictures to Evernote quick and easy. Use it as you shop for gift ideas, adding tags to help you find images faster. Even if you’re offline, FastEver will save pictures and send them to Evernote once you’re connected. Use FastEver Snap to also take pictures of holiday parties and meals, and save them to a Shared Notebook so everyone can enjoy them.

Pocket
During the busy holiday season, there’s less time to keep up with online reading. With Pocket, you can capture webpages, videos or articles from websites, save articles directly from apps like Twitter or Flipboard, or even emails you receive. You can catch up on your reading on your computer at your parents’ house, tablet on the plane or phone, in a cab.

IFTTT
IFTTT connects two services to automate a task, like automatically saving pictures you’ve uploaded to Flickr or Instagram pictures to your Evernote account account. You can also set up a ‘recipe’ to save social media updates to your Evernote account [more on that in this post].

Have you tried these apps? Tell us which ones top your ‘must have’ list.

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  • Evernote Android User

    If an app is iPhone-only, that should be indicated in the post. I use IFTTT.

  • Evernote Android User

    If an app is iPhone-only, that should be indicated in the post. I use IFTTT.

  • Candid

    I wish that when these articles were written something that was cross platform was mentioned rather than things that only function on one platform. For instance, Say mmmm, can handle making a grocery list across all Evernote platforms.

    If this can’t be done, then please consider referencing apps for each platform.

    Either way this seems like the right way for Evernote to go to encourage use of Evernote.

  • Andrew Barnett

    I use IFTTT galore! I use it when blogging with Postach.io and a bunch of other things, but the coolest use is when I send a text tagged with “#SSBC” and IFTTT automatically tweets it with that tag and then takes that tweet and embeds it in my blog as a new post! It’s awesome.

    • Stan Grinapol

      iftt is awesome

    • Stan Grinapol

      iftt is awesome

    • stangrinapol

      Ifft is awesome

  • Lisa Angelettie

    I use Pocket all the time. Love that app.

    • MieYaginuma

      Hi Lisa,
      I’d love to hear more about how you use Pocket and Evernote together. If interested in chatting, could you email me at myaginuma at evernote dot com? Thanks!

      • Facu Puig

        MieYugmina I also use Pocket a lot if you need extra opiniones! :), Thank you!

    • Alex Sawyer

      Pocket is an amazing app for sure!

    • Alex Sawyer

      Pocket is an amazing app for sure!

  • Jolly Smith

    Is this apps is supported by all smartphones.
    via codingbrains.com

  • Ricardo Pereira

    I use a combination of Feedly + Pocket + Evernote, linked by IFTTT, to read news.

    Feedly to gather news. In it, I “save for later” the articles I want to read, and IFTTT copies them to Pocket.

    Pocket to read the news offline (e.g. in the tube). After reading, I star the articles I like the most. IFTTT saves them on Evernote.

    Evernote to keep my important things in one place, and searchable. The only thing I really miss here is having the whole articles saved in EN – for some reason just an excerpt of the articles are saved.

    Might be complicated, but works for me.

    • Facu Puig

      Hola Ricardo, you can send to evernote from Pocket with out any other software or script, pocket exporta to EN the complete article.
      Hope this helps.

    • Facu Puig

      Hola Ricardo, you can send to evernote from Pocket with out any other software or script, pocket exporta to EN the complete article.
      Hope this helps.

    • Facu Puig

      Hola Ricardo, you can send to evernote from Pocket with out any other software or script, pocket exporta to EN the complete article.
      Hope this helps.

  • Chris Gigoux

    I use a loot Hop.in + Evernote, I hope they release an iPhone version soon…

  • Chris Gigoux

    I use a loot Hop.in + Evernote, I hope they release an iPhone version soon…

  • darkjoker1984

    Pocket is the best

  • Facu Puig

    “I send large numbers of items from different apps to pocket for me to read later. E.g when I read my timeline on Twitter via Tweetbot. I immediate send links from there to Pocket. If I think/know I will want to keep the article, it goes from Pocket to Evernote.”

    I do exactly the same, it is like Pocket is a filtre about what do you keep and goes to EN, and what it is ok to delete