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Evernote Food 2.0 for Android is Here!

Evernote Food 2.0 for Android is Here!

Posted by Kristina Hjelsand on 29 Apr 2013

Posted by Kristina Hjelsand on 29 Apr 2013

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.

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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!

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18 Comments RSS

  • Harry Orenstein

    Brilliant Android adaptation.
    Can Evernote not use the same model created for Food, for art, artefacts & collectibles?
    I, and many others, have other “passions” and (one may think) it should be fairly simple to use “Evernote Food” as a framework for other interests.
    Obviously for Evernote Android users and then other OS.
    Keep-up the great work.

    • khjelsand

      Thanks, Harry. That’s a great suggestion. We definitely listen to user suggestions as we develop our product road map. If you like, feel free to share your suggestion on the forums, which our product managers review frequently for feedback and suggestions:

  • Roy Danby

    Looks good and glad that Android has got the features my friend has on his ipad .Searched My cookbook for fish and came up with nothing, yet search in Evernote and they all come up.
    Hopefully that will get sorted, but still a huge improvement .Good work .

    • khjelsand

      Thanks, Roy. Did you search for fish in the Explore Recipes section of the app? Lots of recipes should come up. Here’s a link to the Android user guide if you have questions: Also, feel free to contact support if you have any issues:

  • Jen Eldred

    I’ll have to check out this app. I love the idea of having one app that contains info for both recipes and restaurants.

    • khjelsand

      Hi Jen, sound great — let us know how you like it!

  • khjelsand

    Hi there — you may need to reset your password. Go to and click the password reset prompt at the top of the home page. If that doesn’t work, please contact support:

  • AndrewSinkov

    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions.

  • khjelsand

    Hello, sorry you are having trouble. Please contact our support team – they’ll be able to walk you through this.

  • khjelsand

    Thanks for the note – hope you enjoying finding new restaurants to try and saving them to your restaurant wish list! You can also use OpenTable within the app to book a reservation.

  • khjelsand

    Hi Nick, great suggestions. I’ve shared them with our product team. Thanks!

  • Mike Masin

    Saving a restaurant adds a note to the default notebook. Is there a way to specify which notebook restaurants should be saved to?

    • khjelsand

      Hi Mike, you can’t currently choose a notebook when you are saving a restaurant. However, if you go to Settings in the app, you can choose the notebook you want restaurants to save to by choosing a notebook under Meal Settings. Make sure to sync and then you should be ready to go. Hope this helps!

  • Nicola Mazbar

    Landscape mode?

    • khjelsand

      Hi Nicola– it’s in the works and coming soon. Thanks for your note.

    • khjelsand

      Hi Nicola– it’s in the works and coming soon. Thanks for your note.

  • benh

    I absolutely agree. Or even a way to filter tags. I have a notebook full of recipes, but I have MANY different tags for them (i.e. Appetizers, Barbecue, Entrees, Desserts, Baked Goods, etc. — normal recipe management categories!). It would be absolutely fundamental to have this functionality in Evernote Food “My Cookbook” section, in addition to a search feature. This just doesn’t seem like a practical solution until then. Please implement these features into Evernote Food and I will use it religiously!

  • Brandon Nichols

    Family meal planning & shopping list generation? Currently that’s one of the tasks we use Evernote for. Was hoping EF could take all of that out of Evernote, with suggested shopping checklists generated by recipe selection. Already have an ingredient? Just check it off. Great start, but obviously not there yet.