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May 23, 2013

Evernote, one of my most highly recommend products today received an important update.

What is Evernote?

Evernote is an easy-to-use, and FREE application that helps you remember everything across all the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice-reminders - and make these note completely searchable.

Today's Update to Evernote 5.3

Reminders: Never forget important and in-progress notes

  • Adding a reminder pins the note to the top of your note list
  • Add a due date to receive in-app and email notifications
  • Mark notes as Done when you complete them.

Enhanced Security with XAuth

  • View all applications that access your account from Evernote Web Settings

Business: Toggle between personal and business tags in the tag view

So, what does all this actually mean?

ReminderIf you have used Evernote, you know how easy it is to start something, such as a blog post, document, or planning that big party thing, only  to find yourself distracted by things such as business, phone calls, family events, or a car suddenly finding itself parked in your living room. Only to go back to Evernote and have completely forgotten that you even started the NOTE, let alone what it was you were going to input?

This is where Evernote's new Reminders come in. In the example to the left, you can see that I set a reminder that at 1pm, I would write about Evernote. I did this when I started creating a Note, and adding a reminder to it. This reminder is quite visible at the top of my notes list as you can see.  Making sure that I don't forget to complete that task.

You can also create reminders by tapping the "Edit" button.

Reminders can be send to you via email, or if you prefer, in-app.

Swiping to the right on a reminder allows you to adjust the time, or to mark the reminder as "Done".


Xauth, or Extended Authentication, is a security enhancement that allows for extending authenticated access across the web. Detecting which social networks that a user is currently connected to, such as Twitter or Facebook, allowing access to only that data to which the user has set.