Happy new year everyone. We've passed another year's end so once again it's time to take a look back at what's been most popular on thoughtasylum.com in the past twelve months and what's I've been up to.
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Entries in Evernote (50)
Alfred is an essential app for many Mac users, myself included. It is so much more than an application launcher and as of this last weekend, version 2.0 has been released to beta testers.
Previously I had created a Search Evernote extension for Alfred 1.0 that allowed you to initiate an Evernote search direct from Alfred. I've now created the "Evernote Search+" workflow to take its place in Alfred 2.0.
Like most bloggers I'm hoping I'll get a lot more blogging done in 2013. However I thought this would be a good time to cover a few changes and the top items on thoughtasylum.com for 2012.
A little while back I was scanning through some questions on Quora when I spotted one relating to Evernote that I thought I could help with. The question was "Is there a shortcut to copy the note URL in Evernote"....
Clearly is a browser add-on created by the team at Evernote. It allows you to reformat the content of a web page into a cleaner simpler one for easier reading (like Readability) and of course also integrates seamlessly into Evernote. This application fits my way of consuming and saving interesting articles almost (see later) perfectly and I thought I'd share with you a few features you may not be so familiar with…
I use my iPhone for keeping up to date on a number of social media platforms. It's how I consume news and what's going on in my areas of interest. I've pretty much abandoned RSS feeds these days for the curated content of Twitter, and I now would find it had to operate as effectively without my nice ordered Twitter lists. The problem is the information I often require is in linked to articles and posts. This involves my Twitter client either using it's internal browser or spawning out into mobile Safari. Not too bad in the main, but some sites are poorly formatted for mobile browsing. Either I get a desktop experience crammed onto a tiny screen or a poorly styled (usually some odd Wordpress theme) mobile page that doesn't actually let me scroll the whole article onto the screen. Clearly what's needed is a better mobile web browser...
For some time now I've been hampered by Evernote's e-mail in service. Let me re-phrase that; I've been hampered by the limitations of e-mail in making the best use of Evernote's e-mail in service. Now however, I've found a service that lets me overcome the limitations and open up a wide range of opportunities for today and unimaginable ones for the future.
I recently had an e-mail about one of my posts on Evernote templates on Windows. I've previously recommended using an application launcher to provide a list of evernote imports, but the e-mail was asking if there was an easier way to import templates directly? Well as it happens there is.