Yesterday popular universal capture and note-taking application Evernote jumped on the app market bandwagon with their own variation called Trunk. Here's a filtered look at five awesome services we found in our first look.
Evernote's big announcement dropped yesterday morning and it felt a little flat. For what was built up to be a major new part of the Evernote service, Trunk just feels like a new way of presenting what was already there. While all the hype made Trunk feel like a letdown, there are actually quite a few cool discoveries to be made. Here are five great Evernote-integrated services worth trying.
Voice2Note by Dial2Do
If you have a bunch of voice notes in your Evernote account, Voice2Note is pretty exciting. It takes all the voice notes in your Evernote account and automatically transcribes them for you. When it's finished with a transcription, the resulting text is appended to your voice note so you have both the audio and the written version in the same place. Voice2Note is free for five notes a month, but you can get unlimited transcriptions for $US2.99 a month or $US29.99 a year.
If you wish Evernote had better sharing options, especially in a working environment, SAP Streamwork can help. Using Streamwork as a central hub, you can do what you usually do in Evernote but share all that information with others in Streamwork. The disadvantage here is that you have to import notes via Streamwork, meaning you can't just share them directly from the Evernote application. Nonetheless it's a great integration to have if you've wanted to use Evernote more directly in a collaborative environment. You can try the basic edition of Streamwork for free or purchase the professional version for $US9 monthly.
Nitro PDF Reader
Despite the name, Nitro PDF Reader (previously mentioned) does a lot more than just read PDFs. You can create PDF files from over 300 formats, but how you can manipulate them is excellent. Not only does Nitro PDF Reader allow you to fill out and sign PDFs, but you can also extract elements (like images and text) from those PDFs. There are a few other neat features and, best of all, it's completely free.
While the mobile Evernote apps are great for all the features they offers, if you want to quickly push plain text to your Evernote account, they're not exactly the most efficient. FastEver thinks so too, and offers quick text entry for iPhone and iPad users ($1.19).
Evernote integration has been a staple of Doxie's cloud-scanning platform for awhile now, but it's still worth noting the elegant integration. If you're not familiar, Doxie is a portable USB document scanner that will upload to a number of online services automatically. In the case of Evernote, you just scan your documents with Doxie and they'll pop right into Evernote. Evernote and scanners are an especially good pair because of Evernote's built-in OCR.
Have you discovered any neat services in Evernote Trunk? Tell us about it in the comments!