The first in our series on Evernote for Writers in which we dive deep into one feature at a time. Evernote is one of those apps that seems useful from the outside, but can sometimes feel overwhelming and overly complicated when you first try to use it. It’s easier to get past feeling overwhelmed if your entree into the program is through one key feature. So this week we’re going to talk about Page Camera, a feature in Evernote where you can snap a picture of typed or handwritten text, save it to the app, and search for words in both kinds of text later. Sounds fabulous, right? Get your pen and paper and get ready to take notes.
Present: K. Tempest Bradford.
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Getting Started with Evernote:
Page Camera How Tos
- Scannable — The iOS app that has all the scanning features and hooks into Evernote
- Jaime Todd Rubin’s Scannable Tutorial
- Scanning Handwritten Pages — This page is old and focuses on Moleskine notebooks. But the basic instructions are the same for scanning any page or document. Also, this does work on Windows Phone!
- Scanning Post-It Notes
- Check out the Write Gear YouTube Channel for hands-on videos with the Android and Windows Phone apps.
Smartphone Scanner Boxes
- StandScan ($20) vs. ScanDock ($400): Which Smartphone Scanner Is Worth Your Cash? — A story I wrote back when I first got the StandScan (when it cost $20).
- Fopydo Scanning Stand
- Fopydo SmartStand for Mobile Phones (slightly smaller)
- Build A Smartphone Scanner To Digitize Your Notes — Popular Science
- How To Build Your Own Smartphone Document Scanner