Popular multi-platform note-taking service, Evernote seems to have decided to expand its areas of interest. The company launched two new apps for iPhone yesterday, namely Evernote Food and Evernote Hello. You can read all about the former in our review of the app. The latter, Evernote Hello, is an app which focuses on providing users with a way of remembering every person they meet along with all the details of the meeting. Read on past the break for details. Update: Evernote Hello is now available for Android as well, and the Google Play Store link for the app has been added at the end of this post.
If you already have an Evernote account, use that to sign in to the service. If not, you can create a new account from within the app as well, which requires nothing but an email ID and a password.
The concept behind Hello is pretty simple. Whenever you meet someone new, you can use the app to snap a picture of him/her as well as store contact details and other credentials. You may hand the device to the other person and ask them to enter the required information themselves, and use the front-facing camera for the photo.
Being an app from Evernote, Hello has good syncing options. As soon as a contact is added to the app, an email message will be generated and sent to the person whose info has been added (provided it included their email address). To give out your own information, you can set up a profile of your own. This data will also be added to the automatically generated email that is sent to the other party. In the Settings menu, there is a Synchronize Now option, which will update or save all the contact cards stored in Hello to your Evernote cloud data.
In addition to letting you create location-based contact cards, Hello brings the rather unique concept of Encounters. An Encounter can be added to a contact card each time you meet a certain person. This means you will have a record of all your meetings with that person under one profile.
Overall, Evernote Hello is a simple app with a unique concept, and that alone makes it worth a try (along with the fact that it is an official Evernote app). The app is available for free on the iTunes App Store.