New Swiftkey Beta includes Evernote and Google+ personalization

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Swiftkey has issued a new beta update, and it’s including a few new personalization features as well as typical bug fixes and optimizations.

Swiftkey has always been able to learn predictions and typing patterns from some social media sites and your personal texts and emails, but the keyboard will now be able to check your Google+ posts and Evernote notes and archives in order to create better predictions based on how you type. It’s not a new feature, but it’s a nice refinement of one of Swiftkey’s best features.

On top of the new personalization options, there are also tweaks and optimizations for the emoji system implemented in the last beta update. If you’re using the current beta, hit the link below to download the new version before your old version expires on the 20th.

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Handwritten note-taking arrives in Evernote for Android

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Our favorite note-taking app for Android, Evernote, received a massive update today. Handwriting has arrived. The ability to take handwritten notes has long been a much requested feature for the client. “When we started working on a way to bring digital handwriting to Evernote for Android, we knew that our approach needed to extend the current Evernote experience rather than simply provide an alternate input method,” Evernote’s Andrew Sinkov wrote in a blog post today. “It took us a long to time to figure out exactly how to make this work.”

Inside any note, you can tap the pen icon to start writing freely. If you need more room, click on the plus symbol at the bottom of the screen. Also, you can choose different colors and levels of thickness for your script, and just tap on the checkmark to immediately return to typing, add an attachment, record audio, or drop an image into the note, all in one place. Check out a video and download link after the break.

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Best Android apps for note-taking [September 2013]

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note_taking_headerOur electronic gadgets have managed to make so many ordinary things obsolete, and in some ways that includes paper and pen note-taking. The mobile apps that have been created  for note-taking are brilliant, innovative, and extremely useful. With these apps you can take notes on-the-go, and view them later once they sync with all of your devices. You can check out a few of our favorite note-taking apps for Android after the break, and please let us know if we missed any that you love.

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Best Android grocery list apps to help you organize shopping trips

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One of the easiest things to do is go to the grocery store to pick up one thing and end up buying several other things without getting what you originally went to the store for. People use their smartphones for just about everything; watching movies, listening to music, reading books, playing games, you name it. There’s a service or app for just about everything you could want your Android device to do, so why not use it to help you keep track of your grocery shopping? This is a list of top shopping list apps that’ll help you stay organized on your next grocery run. Hit the break to get started.

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Evernote for Android updated with the ability to edit Office documents, Skitch gets PDF annotations

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Evernote and its companion app, Skitch, have both received updates today that are some pretty handy productivity features. First up, Evernote has now been given the ability to edit Office documents, such as files from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, thanks to integration with MobiSystem’s OfficeSuite app. The files are stored in Evernote, edited in OfficeSuite, then immediately mirrored back in Evernote. There have also been quick reminders added, so you can set a due date for any individual file. If you use your Android device as a productivity tool, this update is going to fit you perfectly.

In addition to the Evernote updates, Skitch has also received an update that’ll allow you to annotate your PDF files on the go, for Premium users, at least. There are also a handful of stamps available to mark your PDF files for feedback, which is a welcome addition.

Overall, it’s definitely a handful of worthwhile updates for some already great applications.

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Evernote and Glympse team up to track your location for note trails

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Glympse is a popular geolocation application for sharing your location with anyone in the world, without the need for extra accounts or social networks. Today, they’re taking their location services a bit further by announcing a partnership with Evernote that will allow users to export “trails” of their locations to an Evernote folder to track things like road trips or vacations. The notes will contain the duration of a shared location, date, time, and several other bits of information to keep an extremely detailed record of where you’ve been. It’s a pretty cool new feature that’s live in the update today for current users of Glympse, but if you want to test it out, both Glympse and Evernote are free. Check out the press release below. » Read the rest

Evernote updated, custom reminders added in wake of iOS, Mac, web updates

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The Evernote team rolled out an update last week adding custom reminder support for iOS, Mac, and their web platform— their Android application was unfortunately left out of all the fun.

But today, Evernote 5.1 was finally released to Android and custom reminders are now available. The update makes it very simple for users to create reminders, and an intuitive alarm icon appears above each note. You can also choose the specific date and time that you receive the reminder and whether or not you want to receive it via email or Android notification as the deadline draws near.

There is also an option to subscribe to reminders, which is perfect for those with business or shared notebooks. Evernote becomes a tool for collaborating on projects and keeping track of deadlines. However, there is no option to set recurring reminders for things such as repeating appointments or paying bills. Hopefully support will be added soon.

Other features included in the update are corrected photo order in multi-shot camera, improved shortcuts, and improved copy/paste in note view. Have any of you gotten the new update yet? What do you think? Check out the link to the app in the Play Store after the break. » Read the rest

Evernote rolls out new security features for users

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Evernote is launching three new security features for its note-taking service today. First up is two-step authentication, which is always a simple but extremely effective method of adding an extra layer of security to your account. Evernote will ask for a six digit pin number that’s text messaged to your phone whenever attempting to log in to your account from a new location or device. It’s an optional feature that’s exclusive to premium and business users, but if you’re eligible, it’s worth setting up.

The second security feature is setting up authorized applications, and it’s available to all users. Basically, you’ll have access to all of your signed-in instances of Evernote from your web account, and you can manually disable them in case you ever lose a device, like your smartphone or tablet. The next time Evernote tries to run on that device, it will re-ask for a password.

The last feature is a full access history you can also access from your web account. This allows you to see when and where your account has been accessed, tracked by IP addresses and estimated locations. This can be helpful for making sure no one is sneaking into your account from somewhere you’ve accidentally left logged on. Like the authorized applications, this feature is available to all Evernote users.

As always, privacy is a huge deal when it comes to personal information. It’s good to see Evernote take some steps towards increasing security for users.

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Evernote Food reaches version 2.0 and brings us some new features

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. The Evernote team does one heck of a job at making our lives simpler. Evernote Food, again, is no different. We initially loved it for its ability to catalog the food aspect of our lives. From recipes we would love to try to restaurants that have caught our attention, Evernote Food is a good way of keeping track of those experiences. Well good got better, and simple became simpler as version 2.0 continues to make cataloging food fun and convenient. It brings:

• Explore Recipes – Thousands of recipes from the best food sites to browse, search, and save.
• My Cookbook – Recipes you save in the app, plus ones you’ve clipped or saved in Evernote, show up here, making them easy to find from any device.
• Restaurants – A location-based list and map view of restaurants that lets you clip and save the ones you want to try and see all the spots you’ve visited.
• My Meals – A photographic journey through all of your past meals and food adventures.

If food is a big part of your life, or something that you love, this app is for you. You can check out the preview video or gallery for the app after the break. We also have the Play Store link and QR Code for you to follow to download the app. Every food aficionado should have this app. Even if you’re just a lover of all things edible, this app is a must. Enjoy!

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Evernote Launches Version 5 For Android: New Camera, Document Search And More

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Evernote is a very popular notetaking service and with Google Keep on its heels, has released a major update. Version 5 brings several new features, one of the first being a new camera. Users can now take multiple photos and save them into a single note. With Page Camera, Evernote essentially turns into a scanner by scanning the page for text, removing shadows and improving contrast so an easy to read copy is saved. For Mac users, shortcuts have been added which allow you to quickly jump to frequently accessed notes, notebooks, and tags. You can easily create a new shortcut by swiping from the right edge of the screen and shortcuts will sync across all platforms. » Read the rest

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