Evernote is one of am all-time favorite applications and one aspect that makes it so compelling is discovering new ways to use the service. Thus, I was quite pleased to read about the upcoming new Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine. This new product combines the best of traditional note taking with the latest in technology to offer a compelling note taking solution. You purchase a special Moleskine notebook that has integrated dot patterns for optimal Evernote recognition functionality.
You can purchase the Moleskine with ruled or squared paper and in pocket (3.5 x 5.5 inches) or large (5 x 8.25 inches) and they come with a cool looking Evernote front cover. I purchased a pocket one to try out and look forward to the planned 1 October shipment date. At this time, the optimal Evernote support application is for iOS, but like their Evernote client I am sure it will be coming to Android in the near future as well.
After you get a Smart Notebook, you then take your notes with a pen just like you would with any other pen and notebook. You can use the included smart stickers to have the mobile application with Page Camera utility automatically file your notes into selected folders that match the smart stickers. Evernote also includes a code in the back of the Smart Notebook for a free three-month Evernote premium subscription. I have been a premium subscriber for years, but this is a great idea to help people see the value of the service. The iOS Page Camera utility optimizes capturing of pages into Evernote where the dot patterns make alignment perfect.
You can check out this series of pages explaining all the details of the new Smart Notebook. You can use a regular notebook now and capture the pages with Evernote, but the Smart Notebook offers further optimization, don't forget that cool cover, to make note capturing even better than it already is with Evernote.