Evernote to end support for Hello, Peek, BlackBerry 7, and PlayBook

Posted by Jeremy Brand Yuan on 20 Jan 2015

Posted by Jeremy Brand Yuan on 20 Jan 2015

When we set out to create products and features here at Evernote, we’re trying to both perfect an experience and learn as much as we can. There’s a natural lifecycle to technology and at some point, it’s just not as relevant as it was at launch. We think that’s the case with a few of our current apps and as a result, we’ll be ending support for them in the coming weeks.

As of February 7th, we’ll be retiring Evernote Hello, Evernote Peek, Evernote for BlackBerry 7, and Evernote for BlackBerry PlayBook. This means they’ll no longer be available for download and we won’t be making any further updates to them. It also means that the apps or features within the apps, including sync with Evernote, will no longer work.

Evernote Hello and Evernote Peek

Hello and Peek were built to advance our thinking in a couple of different feature areas. Hello helped us hone business card and contact capture in Evernote, while Peek was an exploration of design for the iPad 2 and the Smart Cover. We’ve learned a lot in the several years these apps have been available and have integrated the best concepts and features from both directly into Evernote.

If you’ve enjoyed Hello, we hope you’ll check out Evernote for iOS or Evernote for Android. Evernote’s business card camera setting turns cards into rich contacts complete with LinkedIn profile information that are available instantly across most every device.

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Our App Center partner StudyBlue provides a great alternative to Evernote Peek. StudyBlue turns the materials you’ve organized in Evernote notebooks into digital flashcards and practice quizzes.

Learn more about Study Blue in the Evernote App Center>>

Evernote for BlackBerry 7, BlackBerry PlayBook

We’re also discontinuing support of the BlackBerry 7 OS and the BlackBerry PlayBook devices. We’re focusing on modern operating systems and have a great version of Evernote for BlackBerry 10.

If you use BlackBerry 7 or PlayBook devices, you’ll be able to find all of your Evernote notes by logging in via Evernote Web.

More information

The following FAQs should answer any questions you have regarding the end of support:

Evernote Hello

Evernote Peek

Evernote for BlackBerry 7

Evernote for BlackBerry PlayBook

Thanks for supporting these Evernote products, and stay tuned for what’s new. We just released Scannable, which we feel is the best mobile scanning experience available for the iPhone and iPad. It’s a delightful app that wouldn’t have been possible without the lessons from Evernote Hello. Our past informs our future and lets us build the best Evernote possible.


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  • Homeion

    sad to hear about Hello.
    The combination of maps, pictures and notes were unique and will be missed.

    • Jeffrey Herr

      Evernote, you over-state the capabilities of Evernote native, and you under-state the features of Hello. Please reconsider… Or release a major improvement to Evernote native client for recording Contacts.

  • MickeyJ

    You have not “integrated” Hello into Evernote. Hello is a free application but the business card scanning is now a paid feature. Don’t think you fool anyone – you want to make money from this feature specifically and stop people having access to it for free. If that’s your business model – so be it, but don’t try to make it out that it’s been simply migrated (or even better, ensure this is available in the free version of the Evernote app).

  • Matt Roberts

    How about getting Business Card scanning into the BB10 edition of the app?

  • Tom

    I downloaded scannable today, and it’s pretty cool. The automatic edge finding feels a bit like magic.

    I’m an Evernote premium customer, so I can use the Evernote business card scanner in the Evernote app. The business card scanner has done the automatic edge finding for a while and it is honestly the best experience I’ve had scanning via my iPhone.

    It’s a shame the Scannable app doesn’t link at all to my non-Evernote branded ScanSnap IX500. That said, I haven’t check for a software update for the scanner in a while, so maybe that’s why.

    I use Evernote primarily for work these days. I keep my work journal in Evernote. People are often impressed by my ability to quickly find my notes on conversations from 2 years ago. The ‘Hello’ and ‘Peek’ apps weren’t apps I used often, so their demise doesn’t affect me much. I hope it doesn’t mess with others too much.

    I’ve already said I’m a premium member who has access to the business card scanning. Because of that, I’m not sure if there are any restrictions for free members using the Scannable app. In my experience the Scannable app really is good. It brings the awesomeness of the premium business card scanning on a mobile device to other documents. And I think it’s doing it for free. If that’s true, download the app and rejoice. You’ll love it.

  • Blair

    For those of you who used Evernote Hello (full disclosure: I did not), doesn’t Scannable offer many of the same features?

  • Mac Dumcum

    Will Evernote Web work for Playbook only after Feb 7th? I just tried to log in on Evernote Web from my Playbook and it said Evernote did not support mobile devices. Did I miss something?

  • valerie

    when will scannable be avaliable on android?