Still, I'm glad for this purchase. I think it shows that Evernote understands their base and has a strategy in mind to improve their offerings. Maybe I'll start using Evernote more now.
The one feature I miss from MS OneNote is the ability to have audio synced to the text of a note which is fricken awesome for taking meeting minutes.
What value is there in scanning your electric bill and archiving it digitally? When have you EVER needed to refer to something like that after it's been paid. For me, never.
You'll find xhtml files and images in there, one directory per note. (Additionally there is a clucene index, some ocr info, and "enml" versions of notes.)
Back it up, and you'll have a safety net for your notes.
Taken as an indexed, searchable, omnipresent notebook, it really has become my second brain.
Considering how much I love and use penultimate (Every. Single. Day), I'm hope that _this time_ acquisition won't result in a product getting a dose of its acquiring company spang in the middle of the interface, the simplicity, whatever.
Congrats to the cocoabox team, though—if anyone deserves it, they do.
Evernote is the one acquirer who I do not fear as a user.
I moved all my bookmarks to Evernote after the new owners broke^wenhanced delicio.us and haven't regretted it once.
All I need now is a native Linux client for Evernote...
Facebook, if it wanted to be really disruptive, should buy evernote.
The reason is that FB only offer superficial utility - the social utility layer of being able to track your friends lives and comment on them will atrophy over the next ten years.
FB will need a way to really bring together the daily activities, information, interests etc of its userbase and make it matter on a wholly individual level.
It seems that what FB does is interesting to its users on an individual level, but it is not. Without any friends at all on FB, the platform is useless.
There are two directions that FB can go to solidify longvity; make the platform useful to an individual even with zero contacts/friends and to make the platform a utility that ca be used by a group of people. Think, the ability to create a company/group effort, with tools in the FB platform that the team can use to manage those activities.
(There was a company called Huddle which was doing this - they seem to have good traction, though zero marketing/hype as I haven't heard anything about them in a long time, though they seem to be alive and well)
Evernote would allow FB to build on the actual actions of their users from a data-mining perspective.
I was shining light on a dark spot in what I feel is missing in FBs roadmap.