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Bending the Curves of Productivity

About the Author Tiago Forte believes that the goals of companies and their employees are fundamentally aligned around human-centered productivity. This belief guides his work as the founder of Forte Labs, creator of the Productive by Design™ methodology, and editor of the Praxis online publication. Tiago draws on his background in design and technology to help organizations apply design thinking to day-to-day productivity challenges. He will be teaching an online

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Effective Brainstorming Techniques

Brainstorming is one of the best ways to generate ideas and solve problems, alone or in a group. There’s no substitute for the free, improvisational flow of ideas, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think ahead. Here are some tips and techniques for getting the most out of your brainstorming sessions. Brainstorm your brainstorm If you’re asked to lead a team brainstorm, but you’re new to it, preparation is key.

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Inside Evernote: Andreas Andreakis

Andreas Andreakis is a Senior Software Engineer on Evernote’s service backend team. He has been with the company since March of 2015, working originally in our Zürich office and recently relocating to our Redwood City headquarters. How did you end up at Evernote? I was living in Germany, but I wanted to work for a Silicon Valley company. I decided to join Evernote because the people I met in the

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Why You Should Write Things Down: Experience and Information

The Death of Socrates (Detail), Jacques-Louis David, 1787 Life boils down to just two things: experience and information. Experience is what happens in your brain. The slippery chill of diving into a swimming pool. The bittersweet taste of chocolate ice cream on your tongue. Those are experiences. Information is the breadcrumb trail left behind by experience. The photograph of you by the pool. The chocolate stain on your shirt. Information

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Evernote Revisits Privacy Policy Change in Response to Feedback

UPDATE: As a result of feedback from you, our customers, we have decided to withdraw the changes we announced in this post. In addition, Evernote is committed to being a leading advocate for Internet privacy and to set the bar for us and other companies that have the responsibility to protect your data. Read more about the steps we’re taking to exceed your expectations as we move forward. “Trust is

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Evernote Opens Engineering Office in San Diego

This week, Evernote has opened an office in San Diego focused on accelerating engineering efforts for upcoming products. Starting with a team of seven, Evernote will continue to hire additional engineering resources to join the new team in San Diego, as well as fill open roles at headquarters in Redwood City and in other regional offices including Austin. Already this year, Evernote has hired 35 engineering staff as the company

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Making Sense of Unstructured Data with Google Cloud Natural Language API

This article was written by Anirban Kundu, Anupom Syam, and Li Wang Evernote started with the aspiration of building a second brain for our users. The first step on this journey was enabling them to “remember everything” by capturing and accessing their ideas, thoughts, and memories at any time, anywhere. We’re now embarking on the next step of that journey by using Machine Learning (ML) to not only help people

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Cut Your Holiday Stress with These Helpful Templates

Update (September 24, 2018): There’s a new way to find, manage, and use note templates in Evernote. Visit our template gallery to browse pre-made templates you can add to your Evernote account. Learn more » With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with wrapping up projects, work, and travel, all while planning for the holidays. Evernote to the rescue. On October 12 and November

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Serge 1.2 is Out

About this time last year, we released Serge, our continuous localization solution, as an open-source project. During this year we collected some good feedback from users who are experimenting with it and start to use it at their organizations. Based on the feedback, and according to our internal needs, we’ve been constantly improving Serge during this year. While internally we’re using the code directly from the master branch, it makes

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Bringing Micro-Services to the Client Side: Project Ion and “Micro-Components”

A little over six months ago the Evernote web team started building a brand new web client. Growing technical debt, difficulties with our current architecture, and an aging GWT stack all motivated us to rebuild. We wanted to use better tools like React, Redux, Webpack, and Babel to enhance our workflow, attract more engineers to our team, and significantly increase our velocity. We started out just thinking we’d rebuild our

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