Cloud-Based App Evernote Makes Note Taking Superbly Convenient

by StartupWorld Staff         

Whether in offices or homes, note-taking has become an imperative aspect of our day-to-day life. You must have also used one or the other such app. However, most such apps available out there lack some or the other feature, for instance, what if you have to add an image or an audio file? To fill this void, Evernote, which is an electronic notepad app that makes your life better to take notes, came into existence. 

Evernote is well-designed and makes note-taking convenient. It is a multi-platform app to organize, capture, and share notes from anywhere. Moreover, it allows users to add webpages, photos, and sounds. It can be easily integrated with iOS, Android, macOS, and Microsoft windows. Its basic version is free, however, users have to pay for its premium version. Launched into open beta on June 24, 2008, The Evernote Web service touched the remarkable mark of 11 million users in July 2011.

With Evernote, you can use a few advancement note management tools as You Like. A broad variety of advanced tools are available for free users also. In addition, you can upload image, PDF files and record audio notes as well. It also makes maintaining links and archiving of websites hassle-free.

Cloud-Based App Evernote Makes Note Taking Superbly Convenient

Founded by Stepan Pachikov, Evernote Corp is one of his most successful ventures. ParaGraph Intl., and Parascript are his other software companies which played a major role in the development of Handwriting recognition and VRML technologies. 

Born in Vartashen, Azerbaijan SSR (now Oghuz region of Azerbaijan), Stepan Pachiko attended Novosibirsk State University, Tbilisi State University (Georgia) and Moscow State University he did an honorary master's degree in economic applications of mathematical methods from. He further completed his PhD in fuzzy logic from the USSR Academy of Sciences. 

During the period 1989–1997, he was in Moscow and worked at ParaGraph International, a company centered upon handwriting recognition software for the Apple Newton. In 1992, he started the US branch of ParaGraph in Silicon Valley, where he created and distributed software named Calligrapher, which helps users with handwritten inputs on smartphones,  tablets, and touchscreen devices. 

From 1997 to 1998, he worked as vice president and set up a Pen & Internet division of Silicon Graphics. He is also a co-founder and board member of a firm, which offers optical character recognition (OCR) and handwriting identification to Lockheed Martin, which wraps up processing machines for the US Postal Service. 

He then founded Evernote and played a key role in the growth of the application and made its services wide-spread. He even turned the vision behind the wide services of Evernote. In 1986, he got the position of the President of the Moscow Computer Children Club, backed by the world’s eminent chess champion Garry Kasparov at that time. Here, children are taught computer programming, web design, etc.

Evernote has raised $20 million from DoCoMo Capital with co-investors like Morgenthaler Ventures and Sequoia Capital in 2010. It raised an additional $50 million led by Sequoia Capital and Morgenthaler Ventures, and another $70 million led by Meritech Capital and CBC Capital.

On November 30, 2012, Evernote lifted another $85 million in funding led by AGC Equity Partners/m8 Capital and Valiant Capital Partners. Moreover, it got an additional $20 million funding from Nikkei on November 9, 2014. 

Evernote is now streamlining certain functions, like sales, so that it can continue to accelerate and scale other functions such as product development and engineering.


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