Must have: Evernote Food app


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For avid fans of the free app Evernote, which allows users to collect and remember everything any time, the company launched a new app Wednesday called Evernote Food. What do obsessive snappers do with all their food shots? With this app, you don’t have to fret over how to organize that endless stream of smartphone images grabbed on the sly. Evernote Food organizes your photos by “Meals.”

According to Evernote, “Each Meal consists of a meal title, as many photos as you like, photo captions, venue, notes, and tags. When you add a bunch of photos to a Meal, the app takes on a ‘T’ shape, with horizontally swipeable photos along the top and meal information displayed vertically.” For easier sharing, Facebook, Twitter and email are built into the app.


If you’re cooking at home, using this app, you can easily take notes about what worked and didn’t in the recipe, capture step-by-step photos of the process, or even record snatches of conversation around the table.

Just as I was thinking how it would be great for developing recipes, I see Evernote is one step ahead of me. On the app is a chef alert: “Evernote Food makes the process much easier. Create a new meal and title it with the name of the dish you’re working on. Take photos every step of the way and caption them with measurements and instructions. In the notes section, add more information about the dish along with tips and ideas.”

Now that sounds really useful.

I’m a big fan (and user) of Evernote, mainly because it’s a supremely flexible way to remember and organize all sorts of information. And this new app shares those same virtues. All your food photos and notes in one place, easily searchable and available -- and synced -- on your computer, iPhone or iPad. Brilliant.

Here’s another way to use Evernote Food -- for tracking your food intake, making notes about ingredients and calories.

Free. And available right now for iPhone only.


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