What will you accomplish in 2015? Throughout January, we’re sharing our favorite #EvernoteTips, shortcuts, and tricks perfect for powering productivity, whether you work for yourself or on a team.
How important is handwriting in your life?
Regardless of how much digital content we capture and catalog into our computers, smartphones, and tablets, chances are there’s plenty of manually written information that is important to your personal life or professional endeavors.
We’ve spent a lot of time developing features that preserve and archive your written words for years to come. In honor of National Handwriting Day, we wanted to share one of our favorite search tricks.
Snap a photo using Evernote or Scannable.
Then, type the specific text you are looking for in the search bar, and you should see it in your note results.
In the example below, we wanted to look for a note about our “My Life’s Work” series based on a sketch with the written word, ‘collage.’
Presto! Note found, fast.
Here’s the technical explanation of how OCR (or optical character recognition) works. Between you and me, the secret is an army of unicorns and some server magic. We hope John Hancock would be proud.