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Google partners up with Evernote.
Evernote has announced they will make a significant new integration into their application. It will integrate a new Google Drive button.
Google has also announced that content in Google Drive will now be available for access with Evernote.
Ahead in the world of mobile note-taking applications is Evernote’s biggest competitor OneNote, of Microsoft. This new integration is the company’s effort to stay in the note-taking market top.
Lately, the company has suffered cutbacks and leadership changes and hopefully this partnership might bring them more stability.
Ironically, Evernote competes with Google Keep, Google’s mobile app for taking notes, but this partnership is viewed as a “natural next step” by Google’s management staff.
Alex Vogenthaler, the product manager of Google Drive, writes on the company’s blog that they want people to have access to their personal content stored in Drive “whenever and wherever they’re trying to get stuff done.”
This partnership announcement comes after a couple of weeks after Google Keep’s updates. Google Drive plans on being integrated with other third-party applications like WhatsApp and Yahoo Mail.
The Evernote-Google Drive collaboration doesn’t stop at the button integration that adds files from Drive; the feature allows multiple users to collaborate, changes are synchronized automatically, and modular notes continue up to date and on multiple versions.
The integration also works with different file types like documents, pictures, sound and video.
A cool new feature added is the preview of the linked content that will add better perspective to the viewing experience.
With more than half of Evernote’s users having Google accounts and millions of them pasting Google Drive links every day, this Evernote integration, and Google collaboration was indeed a “natural next step”. Now their users even have more storage space.
With Google’s 15GB of free storage and 1TB for less than 10$ a month, Evernote will become a threat to storage service providers like Dropbox and OneDrive, which don’t have an Evernote integration.
This new service is currently in beta mode available on Chrome and Google Play store; additional platforms are being in development.
The Evernote integration is the first of many Google partnerships Evernote plans to have with the tech giant. Evernote has over 150 registered users.
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