Evernote’s new Business Notebook (made my Moleskine) lets you share just a part of your handwritten notes with other businessy-type folks, and it also lets you check a box on each page to set a reminder. And of course it does this in concert with the Evernote suite of apps.
The notebook looks like any other Moleskine, only it has some extra markings on the standard-issue lined pages. One is a horizontal line that separates the bottom third of each page. When you scan the pages using your iPhone’s camera, anything above the line is for your eyes only, and anything below the line can be sent separately to other folks via email. And becasue this is Evernote, you can search on your handwritten notes.
The second new feature is a check box in the top corner of every page. Check it and that page a reminder is set for that page when you scan it. You also get a pack of Evernote’s Smart Stickers that let you tag your pages and have them auto-processed when scanned.
One of my favorite things about Evernote is the bridging of handwritten notes and digital search. What i don’t like is the reliance on special notebooks for features. And those stickers are a pain. Am I really going to fiddle with them to tag pages? I should be able to do that with a pen.
The new book is available now, for a price only a businessperson could love: $33.