To celebrate its Material Design’s first birthday, the folks over at Google have compiled a list of eighteen of the best apps that take full advantage of the new design specification, including Evernote, Instacart, Tumblr and Weather Timeline.
Hit the break for the full list of apps showcased in the Best-In-Class Android Design section of the Play Store.
Evernote has just announced the addition of a new ‘Plus’ plan to its tiers of available options, in addition to the ‘Basic’ and ‘Premium’ plans. This will set you back by $2.99 per month or $24.99 if you’re looking to make yearly payments. You will have 1GB of uploads per month here, which is a good way to get started off on the cheapest paid plan on Evernote. Read more
Dropbox has confirmed they are working on a Google Docs and Evernote alternative called Project Composer. It was discovered last week when it apparently was made available online for a brief period in error.
It looks a lot like a word processor, and just like Google Docs, multiple users can edit and share files at the same time. This would mean that Dropbox users would be able to edit docs within dropbox, rather than opening separate software then saving the file to Dropbox.
There’s no shortage of news on the internet no matter what topics or hobbies you’re into, and sometimes it can be tough to stay on top of keeping up with it, especially if you’re busy with families, jobs, or anything else. When you’re browsing your Twitter timeline on a break at work, you might see an interesting article about a new Android phone, but you might not have enough time to actually read it right then and there. You could always bookmark the page in your favorite web browser, but then you’ll end up with a ton of clutter, and managing those would be a headache.
Fortunately, there are several apps and services that try to tackle this problem. These apps give you a separate area to save and bookmark content to read later so they’re not muddled in with your regular bookmarks in Chrome. Plus, they offer a few different things that your typical browser won’t offer, like easy tagging and archiving of articles. We’ll go over a few of the best options to get you started. Read more
Evernote is by far the best damn business and personal productivity app in the world, and it’s getting better today with version 7.0. 7.0 brings a visual refresh with Material Design, which includes a flatter look, bolder colors, and improved typography. You will also find subtle animations for smoother screen transitions.
You can get an idea of how things look from the this animated GIF.
Pocket, Wunderlist, Evernote, Lastpass and The New York Times have teamed up to offer the ultimate productivity package to users. If you buy all these paid subscriptions from now until the 13th of February, you stand to save up to $125 in fees. Read more
Folks using Evernote on a premium level will be happy to know that the Android application can now scan business cards. The app will pickup on all information labeled on the card and store it online, not to mention organize it into correct fields. Furthermore, it will have increased accuracy when connected to LinkedIn as Evernote will take information from there as well. If the business card owner has a profile, it will be attached to the online business card. Free users of Evernote with a LinkedIn account will receive free scanning for one year.
Hit the break to see a new accessory from Evernote.
Evernote has announced that it’s adding a brand new chat feature to its application called Work Chat. The feature will allow multiple people to communicate with each other and will let users see who is viewing a particular note and whether or not they’re viewing it on a mobile device or on a desktop. This real-time communication was designed to help speed up collaboration and projects in the workplace, as Evernote sees business users a large area for growth.
The feature is slated to roll out to Android, iOS, PC and the web app later this year. No word on if this will require a premium subscription to Evernote, but it seems handy regardless.
With smartphones and tablets so widely available now, it’s easy to replace pens and notebooks with more efficient note-taking apps. From wireless syncing to tagging and discovering older notes, it’s easy to drop paper forever with some of these apps. Several months ago we covered the best available note-taking applications available on Android, but since then, a few of the apps have disappeared and others have adopted new features to make them more competitive with heavyweights like Evernote. Below you’ll find a list of the best apps available on the Play Store to help you take notes faster and more easily.
Sundar Pichai took the stage again at Google I/O to let us know what Google has up its sleeves for Chromebooks and Chrome OS.
Today, Google has 8 OEMs making 15 different Chromebook devices (with more coming), available in 28 different countries.
Pichai even noted that all 10 of the top 10 rated laptops on Amazon are all Chromebooks. Not too shabby. There’s even been a 6x growth of use of Chromebooks in K-12 schools in the past year.
Google will be adding more to Chromebooks and the Chrome OS in order to make sure these trends continue.