Evernote’s new app Hello tries to help you remember who you just met


Do you have problems remembering the names of people you have just met? Then give a shot to Evernote’s new app, called Hello, which helps you organize you’re new acquaintances, for whom you can store contact information, a photo and also pull information from their LinkedIn profile.

Unfortunately for them, the seventh season of How I Met Your Mother ended a few weeks ago. Having Barney Stinson, the character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris, use the app to store the names and photos of his female conquests instead of the big diary would have been perfect product placement. Or not.

The amount of steps required to fill the information currently makes the app feel like a naive idea. Despite belonging to the target market (I’m  so bad at remembering names that I don’t know a few from my own class for the past 4 years) I simply cannot imagine myself using the current system. Stuff like NFC and even QR-codes are a necessity to make it close to being practical.

Raveesh Bhalla

You can now on Chrome

Previous article

Samsung Galaxy S III to launch on five major US carriers starting this month

Next article

You may also like


  1. Stupid app.

  2. I’m a huge evernote fanboy so I downloaded this but I’m not sure I’ll use it, yet.

  3. Having a new acquaintance take their own photo with your phone and enter their data as they see fit makes this app intriguing, but it requires entry of an email address. There is no way to skip this an enter only a name and take a photo. This just makes it creepy in some circumstances.

    In some situations, the acquaintance does not have an email address or it would be inappropriate to share it. The app needs photo and name first, then everything else should be easy to skip.

    It also has only twitter and linkedin for social media. If they can fix the email issue, add g+ and facebook, and add in a screen for the acquaintance to easily add in their own keywords, then this app would be much more useful.

  4. Contact cards on smartphones should be standardized and people should fill them out with any and all pertinent information/photos they might want to share. Manufacturers should even allow two, business and personal. Then once everyone has NFC and Android Beam in ICS this app will become useless. When you choose to Beam your contact card it should give you the option to GPS tag the information so you can recall where you met the person.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Apps