Productivity app Evernote has agreed a “strategic partnership” with Deutsche Telekom that will kick off with the company providing one-year free Evernote Premium accounts to all Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany. To mark the announcement, Evernote has added a new feature to its Premium offer, Document Search, allowing users to search documents created in Office, iWork and OpenOffice that are attached to their notes in Evernote.Read This Post
Google is taking on the likes of Evernote with the launch of a new note-taking app, Google Keep. The free app allows users to write quick notes, which are then stored in Google Drive and synced to their various devices. It also features transcription of voice notes, a homescreen widget for quick access and colour coding.Read This Post
Almost 50m Evernote users are being asked to reset their passwords, after the cloud service became the latest high-profile hacking victim. The company said in a blog post that its security team had become aware of a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service on February 28, with hackers gaining access to user data, including usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. The company stressed, however, that it had not found evidence that any of the content stored in Evernote had been accessed, changed or lost. “We also have no evidence that any payment information for Evernote Premium or Evernote Business customers was accessed,” it added. Nevertheless, Evernote is asking all users to reset their passwords.Read This Post
Fresh from announcing an $85m funding round last week, Evernote has announced a new line of business: Business! Evernote Business, to be specific: a version of its service tuned for companies.
It’s launching this week in seven countries: USA, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and UK, and costs companies $10 a month per user, with a focus on small-to-medium-sized companies.Read This Post
Bubble? What bubble? Cloud service Evernote just raised an $85m funding round, hot on the heels of a $70m round in May this year, and $50m in July 2011.
The latest round was led by AGC Equity Partners/m8 Capital, with Valiant Capital Partners and existing investors chipping in. CEO Phil Libin blogs that 75% of the round is secondary investment: “The stock is being sold by existing investors and shareholders, while the rest is going to Evernote in a primary round.”Read This Post
Evernote has revamped its productivity app for iOS to include a simpler design that makes all major functions accessible within two taps. “Achieving this goal was easier said than done,” Evernote said on its blog. “Evernote is a powerful app that’s used for a huge variety of tasks. Our team of graphic and interface designers spent months developing an approach that fit the needs of our users.” Reaching this goal involved splitting the home screen into Quick Notes and Views. Quick Notes buttons, which are large and easy to tap, let the user create a new text note, start a snapshot or digitise physical documents with Page Camera. Views are designed to let the user access their notes in the way that suits them best. “We never dictate how users should organise their information, which means that some people rely entirely tags, others on notebooks, and others don’t use either,” the company said. “With this new design, we’ve found an elegant way to cater to everyone’s needs. Tap or swipe the green bar of a View to expand it to full screen, do the same to return to the home screen.”Read This Post
Remember how passive social location apps like Highlight and Glancee were expected to be the toast of the SXSW conference this year? Before people realised that using them was more …Read This Post
And still the monster funding rounds keep coming. Cloud service Evernote has raised $70m of funding that values the company at $1bn. The round was led by Meritech Capital and …Read This Post