In addition to a major update to its OS X app, Evernote is also now rolling out an update to its Android client. The update brings a handful of new features, the most notable of which is the ability to scan business cards into the app. The process is incredibly simple and involves just taking a picture of a business card. The Evernote app will then auto-populate all of the appropriate contact fields.
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From there, users have the ability to easily call, email, or text whoever the business card was from, with links inside the Evernote app to make it as quick and easy as possible.
In addition to business card scanning, today’s Evernote for Android update also improves the Work Chat functionality, adding the ability to share notes and notebooks from within the app and chat with individuals about what is being worked on. The full changelog is below:
Improved Work Chat
- Share notes and notebooks in-app
- Give view or edit permission when you share a single note
- Chat with individuals or groups about things you’re working on
- See when others are viewing or editing notes in your account and start chats with them
Business Card Scanning
- Turn business cards into detailed contacts and store them in Evernote. Add profile photos and connect on LinkedIn.
It’s important to point out that business card scanning is only available for Evernote Premium users, which runs $45/year. Evernote is, however, running a promotion for users to get a free year of unlimited business card scanning by simply connecting their LinkedIn account to Evernote.
The Evernote for Android update is available on the Play Store now.