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IdeaPlaces - A new way to explore and use Evernote

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Hello Evernote users!

 

Announcement: We are excited to be featured in the Evernote AppCenter Travel section and Top #50 Productivity in the US & Canadian iOS AppStores.

 

Ways to get the iOS app worldwide:

 

1. http://ideaplaces.com/download 

2. Search "Ideaplaces" in the Apple app store.

 

We have been working incredibly hard to build a new iOS app called IdeaPlaces. It provides a new way to use Evernote by linking your notes to locations on a map and providing a way to explore them visually.

 

As Evernote users ourselves we really believe that one of the most valuable things in the Evernote experience is context. With each thought written down, to-do created or photo taken, we believe there is tremendous value in showing contextual information around anything created. Also, we have worked hard to facilitate the sharing of notes and context in the most seamless way possible, during the note creation process.

 

 

App summary and why it matters to Evernote users: http://blog.ideaplaces.com/ideaplaces-app-a-new-way-to-experience-evernote-around-places/

 

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Here are screenshots and explanations of the features to give you a good idea of how it works.

 

 

Visualization of notes

After you link your Evernote account to IdeaPlaces your notes are sync'd and you can view all of them from points on a map.

This allows you to explore all of the notes you have that contain location meta data. You can even create places and attach notes to them. By doing this, any note added to a place will then have the location meta data of that place.

 

We have integrated with two main API's: Foursquare and Google Places.

 

 

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Ability to create robust notes quickly. Sharing integrated in the process.

We have realized that creating notes from your phone has to be simple or users simply wont take notes from their device. This is why we worked hard on creating an incredibly fast way to create notes. Right from the visual map screen you can tap on the create note icon or wave the phone on any screen to start the note creation process.

 

The note creation process allows you to add and edit the following:

 

  1. Title
  2. Location (pre-input & editable)
  3. Users to share the note with (text or email)
  4. Standard text
  5. Photo's (multiple sizes)
  6. Notebooks (including shared notebooks)
  7. Tags

 

 

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Location-based reminders

To-do based notes and shopping reminders are easy to forget, but with location based reminders we are hoping to make them a thing of the past. In the note creation process simply set the location and tap reminder to make sure you get notified the next time you are in a 75m radius. 

 

 

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Location enhanced notes

 

Understanding the context of the note while you are actually viewing the note is important for you or anyone you share the note with. This is why we have enhanced all of the notes viewed or shared within the app with both google map and street view. These images link directly into google maps and provide an easy way to get back into IdeaPlaces.

 

 

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Feedback and beta testers

 

We are looking for passionate users of Evernote like us to test our application and help us with feedback.

If you would like to help this app evolve into a truly amazing Evernote experience we would love your help.

 

Here is our contact email to request a free coupon code or become an active tester on Testflight.

 

signup@ideaplaces.com

 

http://www.ideaplaces.com

 

 

 

 

Download the app on the iOS app store now!

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We are actively developing the application and can guarantee a response within a few hours.

 

We are still in the early stages of this app and believe that it can have a tremendous impact on the way that users use Evernote now and in the future. We can't wait to see what this will become!

 

Let us know what you think and if you have any comments or suggestions post below!

 

Thanks

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If you have any questions about the way the app works, please feel free to ask. We'll be happy to respond.

 

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Ciprian,

Evernote Power user & creator of IdeaPlaces: A new way to explore and use Evernote
 

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Does the app support business notebooks by any chance? 

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Hi Brickey, 

IdeaPlaces supports business notebooks and linked notebooks,

In order to display the notes from business notebooks you can filter on these notebooks from the Filter option.

The extra step is necessary because the Evernote SDK searches only on the personal notebooks by default.

 

You can also create notes directly in the Business notebooks.

 

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Ciprian,

Evernote Power user & creator of IdeaPlaces: A new way to explore and use Evernote

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I like this direction. Could there be options so that other environmental variables can be captured into notes as well - such as current weather, phase of the moon, other esoteric things?

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I am taking a trip soon and I can use this to document my travels.  Start a note from IdeaPlaces, type a quick note, and IdeaPlaces documents the location in detail.  You can even take a picture directly from within the new Note.  Quick and easy way of creating a Note in Evernote while on the go.


 


I can use this for taking photos at a survey site while typing my field notes, all in the same Note.  The location is automatically documented with the address, google map image and a street view image.  Very cool app!  You did a good job!


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I like this direction. Could there be options so that other environmental variables can be captured into notes as well - such as current weather, phase of the moon, other esoteric things?

 

We have thought extremely hard about this and believe that the context in which you take note is very important.
 
We started by giving you a complete control of your location in Evernote, "your external brain". In IdeaPlaces you can create/search/name your places. Move notes from one place to another.
Create notes at your current location or a remote one and many more.
 
Based on what we can do with places, after we perfect the experience, adding other contextual elements like the weather is simple.
 
Now that devices that we wear and that surround us in our daily lives have the ability to broadcast we will, in the future, be able to provide a rich amount of context and reduce the amount of time it takes to add it. This will allow people to focus on what matters for them... the content.
 
We really hope to be able to deliver this to you in the future and are super excited to build this.
 
Thanks for the support and feedback elphmorgan. Contact us anytime.
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We have also added a new update based on the amazing feedback from our testers and the Evernote dev team.

 
  • Create Notebooks during the note creation process
  • Create Tags during the note creation process
  • Set location reminder radius in settings (V1)
  • Edit all of the notes created inside IdeaPlaces within IdeaPlace
  • Big battery life improvement 
Once again feel free to email us at signup@ideaplaces.com for any feedback or to become an active tester.
 
We are also hoping very soon to be included in the Evernote App Center to be able to participate late in the Dev Cup this year.
We would love anyone who loves the app to nominate us here: https://platformawards.evernote.com/ (https://platformawards.evernote.com/)

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We now been accepted in the the Evernote App Center and are extremely excited to be part of the 1/6 Featured Travel apps.

 

We have also just reached Top 50 FREE in the US & Canada in the iOS AppStore and would love your support with a download.

 

This is really exciting news and can't wait to keep on continuously improving the product.

 

 

Ways to get the iOS app (worldwide):

 

1. http://ideaplaces.com/download 

2. Search "Ideaplaces" in the Apple app store.

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*User requested feature now available

 

We have just released a new feature that many of you have been asking for.

Now you can view the thumbnails of your notes right on the map and it is swipeable so you can seamlessly explore and share all of your notes and photo's at each location.

We have also added thumbnails to the list view to make navigating your past notes at a place as beautiful as Evernote.

 

 

Keep the feedback coming, we would love you hear how you use the app and how we can make your experience better. 

Feel free to email us at support@ideaplaces.com

 

-Team IdeaPlaces

 

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I just downloaded this to my ipad. Quick questions for you. I am in sales and would like to connect notes to various buildings in the marketplace. Is there an option to have the map in a satellite view?

also, is there a download for my PC (work) or Mac (home) that allows me to do the laborious task of moving dots from my office (where the client note was created to the buildings that the client is located? I'd rather not do it on my ipad.

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Hi Basta,

 

Thanks for downloading IdeaPlaces.

I'd love to have a chat with you so that I understand the way you use IdeaPlaces and what are the possible improvements to be done for your use-case.

IdeaPlaces is targeted towards "consumers" but business uses are possible. We are fully supporting linked notebooks and we are improving the app every day.

My skype handle is crarau

Kinds regards,

 

Ciprian Rarau,

Co-founder of IdeaPlaces

Website: http://www.ideaplaces.com

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ciprianrarau

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ideaplacesapp

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Hi Guys,

I was wondering if you might integrate location reminders that also notify you when you leave a location. That might be handy, say, for a car revision checklist before a long journey, stuff to talk about in the car with your unlucky passengers... also as a double-check to turn off the oven, air conditioning or whatever else. iOS reminders does this fairly well, but it would be nice to integrate this into Evernote/ IdeaPlaces. 

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Hi Frank,

Thanks for the suggestion, we like the idea and it's indeed technically possible. 

 

Currently IdeaPlaces displays local notification upon entering a place but it's in the plan to display a local notification for Entering/Exiting along with timer:

Some of the use-cases enabled by this:

5 minutes after I arrived "Home" remind me to "Check ..."

10 minutes after I left "Office" remind me to "Call ..."

 

Regards,

Ciprian Rarau,

Co-founder of IdeaPlaces

Website: http://www.ideaplaces.com

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ciprianrarau

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ideaplacesapp

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I just downloaded this to my ipad. Quick questions for you. I am in sales and would like to connect notes to various buildings in the marketplace. Is there an option to have the map in a satellite view?

also, is there a download for my PC (work) or Mac (home) that allows me to do the laborious task of moving dots from my office (where the client note was created to the buildings that the client is located? I'd rather not do it on my ipad.

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Hi there .... I am in real estate and have virtual assistants overshore and I use evernote alot and what makes it great is you can:

 

1.  PRESET the size of the image to small size format ..... Yours is a ask every time occurrence which is annoying

 

2.  PRESET and RECORD voice files at a small file size .... You do not have it YET!

 

As a mobile device tool having recording capability would be AWESOME and also in a small file format.

 

Thanks,

 

Overdosing on Evernote

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Hi Evernote Addicted (we are too),

 

We have good news:

 

We've already submitted to Apple an update for #. With it you'll be able to set the desired image size from the Settings screen. As an extra we've also added a shortcut button on the map to create an image photo in 2 taps.

for #2 it's a good idea, it makes a lot of sense to have it, we'll let you know, we've tracked your request here: https://ideaplaces.uservoice.com/forums/246697-general/suggestions/6397712-have-voice-recording-capabilities-on-the-note-crea

 

Kind regards,

Ciprian Rarau,

Co-founder of IdeaPlaces

Website: http://www.ideaplaces.com

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ciprianrarau

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ideaplacesapp

 

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We've listened to your feedback and we are happy to introduce a big update for IdeaPlaces (check it out on the AppStore):

* New Satellite & Hybrid map views.
Arrival and departure location based reminders,
Ability to quickly create photo notes.
Offline note creation.
Automatically update the map as you interact with it.
IdeaPlaces is snappier than ever.
Map popup improvements

Stay tunes as we have awesome features coming up.

Kind regards,


Ciprian Rarau,
Co-founder of IdeaPlaces
Website: http://www.ideaplaces.com
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/ciprianrarau
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ideaplacesapp

 

I just downloaded this to my ipad. Quick questions for you. I am in sales and would like to connect notes to various buildings in the marketplace. Is there an option to have the map in a satellite view?

also, is there a download for my PC (work) or Mac (home) that allows me to do the laborious task of moving dots from my office (where the client note was created to the buildings that the client is located? I'd rather not do it on my ipad.

 

 

Hi Guys,

I was wondering if you might integrate location reminders that also notify you when you leave a location. That might be handy, say, for a car revision checklist before a long journey, stuff to talk about in the car with your unlucky passengers... also as a double-check to turn off the oven, air conditioning or whatever else. iOS reminders does this fairly well, but it would be nice to integrate this into Evernote/ IdeaPlaces. 

 

 

Hi there .... I am in real estate and have virtual assistants overshore and I use evernote alot and what makes it great is you can:

 

1.  PRESET the size of the image to small size format ..... Yours is a ask every time occurrence which is annoying

 

2.  PRESET and RECORD voice files at a small file size .... You do not have it YET!

 

As a mobile device tool having recording capability would be AWESOME and also in a small file format.

 

Thanks,

 

Overdosing on Evernote

 

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Hi there, forgive me if this has been discussed already. I'm loving your app so far but one important function seems to be missing. Is there a way to place a pin on your map and then go into Evernote to choose an existing note to attach to the pin? Very few of my existing Evernote notes are geo-tagged so I'd love a quick and easy way to do this inside your app, rather than going into Evernote and retroactively geo-tagging all my previous notes. Thanks for your time!

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Hi there, forgive me if this has been discussed already. I'm loving your app so far but one important function seems to be missing. Is there a way to place a pin on your map and then go into Evernote to choose an existing note to attach to the pin? Very few of my existing Evernote notes are geo-tagged so I'd love a quick and easy way to do this inside your app, rather than going into Evernote and retroactively geo-tagging all my previous notes. Thanks for your time!

 

Hi,

Thanks for your question,

Currently in IdeaPlaces you can achieve your use-case by searching for the specific note and attaching a location to it.

We'll be working in the next updates on a batch move method to streamline this process.

 

Kind regards,

Ciprian,

Founder of IdeaPlaces.

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We are happy to announce the biggest IdeaPlaces update yet.

The new update is available also on the iPad and offer a very solid integration with the Evernote API and works even offline.

 

With IdeaPlaces you have:

* Automatic note place detection using Foursquare and the Google Geocoding API

* Location based reminders for any note. Use the tags ideaArrival or ideaDeparture to set the reminders even from Evernote.

* Enhance all your notes with Google Street and Map view

* Filter your notes on multiple notebooks/tags/keywords or by time.

* Full view of any Evernote note inside IdeaPlaces (including audio and PDFs)


* Full support for Evernote Linked or Business notebooks and tags


* Change the location, title, tags, notebook or append text/photos to any note.

* Full new note creation capabilities (including audio recording)

and much more.

 

Also IdeaPlaces now displays two new types of information: photos and contacts coming from you iOS device.

In the next update IdeaPlaces will display also your Dropbox photos.

 

Some of the use-cases enabled by the new IdeaPlaces:

* Plan your next trip or relive the notes and photos of your last trip

* Access all your geo-data even offline: Evernote, maps, photos, places. Very useful while travelling abroad.

* Keep track of all the infos related to your customers/clients and access them when you are on the field.

* Create location based reminders for your shopping lists or to-dos

* See your friends, places or clients on the map and access all the information attached to them.

* Collaborate with your team and share the same content using Evernote Linked and Business notebooks

* Make a list of favorite places (restaurants, tourist attractions …) and if you want you can share them with your family, friends or team.

and more.

 

You can read the entire app description on the AppStore page at: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id835446337?mt=8

Thanks for your support,

The IdeaPlaces Team.

 

 

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I am traveling to Europe for work and want to use IdeaPlaces to keep the notes of what I see and where I saw them.  I do not plan to turn on my data and in many places I won't have access to wifi.  Will Evernote be able to track my locations without data? 

 

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