Evernote

6 Ways Evernote Embraces Handwriting – Evernote Blog

At Evernote, we see the benefits of both the digital and analog spaces and we’ve spent a lot of time developing features that connect the two. You can tap notes directly into Evernote, but it’s also just as easy to snap a photo that instantly makes your handwritten words digitized and searchable.

Source: 6 Ways Evernote Embraces Handwriting – Evernote Blog

  1. Search handwriting
    I use this all the time. I also love that it searches inside PDF documents too.
  2. Evernote Moleskine notebooks
    I have one of these! It was worth it just for the quality journal and the year of Evernote premium. *I purchased mine long before their recent payment structure changes. I haven’t looked to see how things are offered now.
  3. Evernote for Android
    This is literally my most used app. I use the document camera all the time to help reduce the paperwork pile. #1 on that list of paperwork is receipts!
  4. Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus
    Never tried it. It looks like a slick stylus. My current stylus is challenged by the fact that it takes AAAA batteries. Those are hard to find! All the same, I prefer writing on paper than on my tablet.
  5. Post-it Note Camera
    This could be expanded to include “document camera” – it smart recognizes and does OCR on post-its, business cards, and other documents differently than “just pictures.”
  6. Penultimate
    I’ve never tried this because I do not have any iThings.
  7. LiveScribe Pen
    They didn’t list this one, but it is a tool I use in conjunction with Evernote all the time! I love this pen. It has one drawback in the latest version regarding the ink, but overall I still have huge love for this pen that allows me to write pen to paper and then export those pages to PDF in Evernote with the Livescribe app. Easy peasy!

TwineSocial – Lovely Plugin, But Gets Expensive Fast

TwineSocial is a nifty plug-in and web service that pulls your social media posts into one “campaign” and shows them off in one place. I decided to test this out with my Twitter and Instagram feeds on my new Social Media Hub page.

One thing that struck me as cool is that you can pull together a campaign based on hashtags.

You’ll have to set up an account with TwineSocial to use the plug-in. There’s a free plan that allows you 3 feeds. Careful tho! They start you off with a 30 day trial allowing 8 feeds. More than 3 feeds, and you’ll need to choose a plan, and it gets expensive fast! If you want more than 3 feeds, you’ll need to pay at least $129/month! eek

TwineSocial is very pretty, and I like how it isn’t just window dressing. Clicking on the social blip in question, blows it up to additional details and the ability to share it out. The interface is very slick and efficient.

For my social hub, I did nothing beyond selecting a gallery. You can customize with choosing fonts, colors, and adding in your own CSS. It looks very customizable and versatile.

I like this plug-in, but I do not like the price tag should I ever need more than 3 feeds.

 

CleanTalk

My Review*

CleanTalk is a premium cloud-based anti-spam plug-in for your WordPress website. One giant plus is that it blocks nearly all of the spam without the use of captcha or other “prove you are human” mechanisms.

I installed and tested out the plug-in on this website, and it was pretty terrific. The plug-in was easy to install and setup. It did a great job and did not adversely affect my website.

There is a free trail period, and then the plug-in’s cloud service costs $8/year for one website. (They have pricing plans if you manage more than one website.) That price not only blocks spam comments, but also offers very detailed statistics. It’s pretty cool. 🙂

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How to Get It

Within the WordPress dashboard, select Plugins > Add New, and then search for CleanTalk. Otherwise, you can download it from WordPress to install manually. Once installed, go through the super easy setup process to initiate your account and start blocking spam.

*These are not affiliate links, and I’m not otherwise being compensated for expressing my opinions.