We learn a lot about what features work well and how people use them when we build products like Skitch and Evernote Scannable.
The successes of our stand-alone products can help quickly deliver improvements within our core apps like with this update to Evernote for iOS.
We’re very excited to debut an all-new, Scannable-inspired camera experience in the latest Evernote for iOS (update 7.7).
Learn more about how it works and how to use it:
Picture perfect work
Capture automagically. Evernote’s camera automatically detects and captures the paper that matters: business cards, documents, Post-it ® Notes, and receipts.
Hover your phone over what you’d like to capture. The app detects the edges, what type of paper it is, and creates a crisp digital reproduction. Evernote will even auto-file the image in a designated notebook. No swiping, tapping, or futzing. It’s dead simple.
Review your work. Before you save an image, use Evernote’s new built-in tools to rotate, crop, or reclassify the image.
Stay LinkedIn. Evernote detects when you’re scanning a business card and automatically pulls in current information from LinkedIn to create a detailed contact note (You’ll need to connect your LinkedIn and Evernote accounts.). You can even email your contact information to your new acquaintance and connect with them on LinkedIn right from the new note.
Note: Business card scanning is a Premium feature. To get you acquainted with this feature, the first five card scans are free.
Just the pics. With manual mode, you can just take pictures of the things that matter to you — photos of your ideas or inspirations in any form, and then process as you like.
Self-effacing. If selfies are your thing, you’re in luck with help from the iPhone’s self-facing camera. The flash in this mode is disabled, because we would never process your face as a document.
Post it all. In this update, all the options you had set up for the Post-It® Notes rules still apply. Now, simply capturing the photo will automatically categorize your Post-it® Notes into your specified notebooks and assign them with to-do’s based on their color.
Learn more about Post-it® Notes settings.
Improved navigation. You can now toggle between your camera and camera roll to add to images to your notes. And you can initiate a Work Chat right from the app Home Screen.
In addition to improved camera functionality, we’ve also addressed numerous bug fixes and improvements that will provide the best possible Evernote experience.