I recently received an email about some mobile applications that Evernote® developed for the Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices and I personally find the information worth sharing because the mobile application is really useful for all Bloggers like myself or Marketing/Networking Professionals alike.
Evernote® Hello 2.0 is a mobile app that helps you to remember people that you meet easier. For Bloggers like me, there will often be times when I attend events and there are just so many people to meet that it is really very difficult to memorise the names of individuals and remember their faces at the same time. Well, here is where I find the Evernote® Hello 2.0 really handy.

The Evernote® Hello 2.0 helps people remember the people they met in a fun, intuitive and seamless way. Departing from the colloquial address book that is only capable of helping you remember people alphabetically, Evernote Hello remembers the context in which you met these people – how did you meet them, where did you meet them and what did you talk about.

Some of the key and new features of the Evernote® Hello 2.0 are:

1). Business Card Scanning
Snap a picture of a business card an individual gives to you and their name, number, email address, and other important information will be detected and saved automatically.

2). Hello Connect
Exchange information at one go with a click. With at least two phones running the app in the same room, a single tap is all you need to exchange information with multiple people instantly through audible call-and-response tones or by manually keying in a four digit number. Even dozens of people can now add each other simultaneously!

3). Integration with Facebook and LinkedIn
Simply connect your Facebook and LinkedIn account and Evernote Hello 2.0 will import key information about everyone you meet from their online profile.

4). Beautifully Redesigned Interface
A fresh new look that still does the same great thing of remembering everyone you meet, quickly and easily, capturing every detail such as photos, notes, location, contact information and more. It is now an enjoyable experience to input the details you need.

5). New Home Screen
The new home screen displays the people you met, highlighting their most useful and memorable information, such as photos, dates, number of past meetings, and other people that you met at the same time. The face-centric approach has been expanded to provide as much context as possible at a glance.

6). Redesigned Contact Cards
Easier browsing of your Hello contacts’ information, photos, notes and more

My Honest Opinion/Review of the Evernote® Hello 2.0 Mobile App:

Having downloaded the Evernote® Hello 2.0 Mobile App, I personally feel that it is a very useful app that helps me to not only remember who are the people I’ve met during events, but it also allows me to recall where I’ve met that person, what we’ve talked about during our meeting, and how I met him/her.

With that being said, that doesn’t mean that the Evernote® Hello 2.0 Mobile App is totally flawless. In fact, there are definitely rooms for improvement and one area which I feel that the developer should look into is the Business Card Scanning feature. I have tried scanning three different name cards and out of the three name cards, only two were detectable by the app and even then, only one name card has its details recorded accurately. Hence, the Business Card Scanning feature is something that could really use some improvement.

If you’re interested to download the Evernote® Hello 2.0 Mobile App, you could do so by clicking the following links:
For Apple iOS Users: https://itunes.apple.com/app/evernote-hello/id484359282
For Google Android Users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote.hello

By the way, it is FREE to download the Evernote® Hello 2.0 Mobile App and if you would like to know more about the latest developments that Evernote® is working on, you could check out Evernote®’s Facebook Page at or “Follow” Evernote® on Twitter.

About Evernote
Evernote is helping the world remember everything by building innovative products and services that allow individuals to capture, find and interact with their memories. Evernote apps are available on all major computer, web, mobile, and tablet platforms. For more information, please visit: http://evernote.com.

*Many have asked when the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine will be available and as of now, it is not available in Singapore yet until Mid October. However, you can pre-order the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine on Moleskine Asia Online Shop <–. Currently, only <10 people has the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine in hand and Yours Truly here is one of those <10 people*

Hello Everyone,

I’m not sure if anyone has heard of the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine but I’m pretty sure you probably would know what Moleskine is.

Well, in case you don’t know what Moleskine is, Moleskine is essentially a brand that encompasses a family of nomadic objects such as notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing instruments, and reading accessories. If you frequent bookstores such as Popular and Kinokuniya, you might have noticed Moleskine notebooks and diaries at the Stationery section.

So anyways, thanks to the folks from Working Unit and Moleskine, I was given a set of the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine to try it and here are my honest opinions.

I personally find Moleskine products to be rather expensive but they do make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, so on and so forth. In fact, if you were found to be carrying Moleskine products around, people generally have a different impression of you [very much like how you would associate people whom carry products from Gucci, Louis Vuitton]. So, if you’re planning to get a gift maybe say for a tech-savvy executive, you might want to consider getting the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine.

The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine.

From Evernote Smart Notebook 2012

They also gave me this pen to write with but I didn’t quite like the feel of it. I would still prefer my usual ballpoint pen.

From Evernote Smart Notebook 2012

This is how the front cover of the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine looks like.

From Evernote Smart Notebook 2012

If you were to ask me how practical it would be for you to get an Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine, I would say its 50-50. The reason why I would say its 50-50 is because if you’re a person that brings your smartphone [iPhone/Galaxy S3/any other brand] or tablet [iPad/Galaxy Tab/any other brand] around, you are very likely to jot down your personal notes using your mobile devices and organise your notes using the applications that you’ve downloaded onto your mobile devices; hence, you probably would not have the need for a physical notebook and pen to jot down your notes. But, if you’re someone like me whom still prefers doing things the old-fashioned way and enjoys writing your ideas on paper, then getting a physical notebook is something that is extremely practical.

Ok, if you belong to the first category of people that I mentioned, then this is one application that you have to download [available on Google Play and App Store], “the Evernote application“. I personally find the Evernote application to be extremely useful in organising my notes and in fact, you can do a whole lot of other wonderful things such as sharing your notes with other people conveniently and carrying out simple word processing with the Evernote application. The best part is, the application is free. However, if you sign up for the premium which cost USD$5 a month, you can get a wider range of benefits which you can find here –> http://evernote.com/premium/

If you belong to the second category of people that I mentioned, then you might want to consider getting the Evernote Smart Notebok by Moleskine because it has a rather chic and stylish front and back cover design and it is designed to work seamlessly with the Evernote application. Because of the Evernote rules and Evernote squared page styles in the notebook, it allows the user to digitally capture a clean image. Not only that, the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine comes with the Evernote-ready Moleskine Smart Stickers that allows you to sticker-tag the pages of the notebok so that when you capture a page with the Evernote application, the Smart Sticker icons become searchable, digital tags that can make it easy to keep your ideas organised and to synchronise your digital and analog workspaces. The best part is, every purchase of the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine comes with a 3 months Evernote application premium subscription.

At the back of the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine, it tells you how you could use the notebook to your advantage.

From Evernote Smart Notebook 2012

At the last page of the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine, instructions are provided to let users know how they can use the notebook with the Evernote application and this is also the page where users find the code for the free 3 months premium subscription of Evernote application.

From Evernote Smart Notebook 2012

The colourful tags that you see are the Evernote-ready Moleskine Smart Stickers.

From Evernote Smart Notebook 2012

Having said so much, if you’re still unsure what to expect from the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine, the video below summarises everything I’ve mentioned thus far.

The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is available in large and pocket sizes and they cost SGD$41 and SGD$30 respectively.

So, if you’re interested in getting an Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine for yourself or for your family members and friends, you can actually pre-order it at –> http://www.moleskineasia.com/Evernote-Smart-Notebook

I honestly feel that its a rather perfect gift for dads/mums/teachers. Stay tuned to more updates from us!

God Bless!