Readers of this blog will soon have a chance to weigh in with their point of view. Over the past few months the blog has opined on various aspects of the Android note taking apps. As the readership has grown it always considered likely for the blog to also feature a best notepad app contest allowing users to chime in with their opinion.
However, over time Evernote clearly innovated at such a rapid pace making it unlikely for any other app to seriously challenge its mantle as number 1 note taking app for Android. Thus, a best note taking contest seems clearly unnecessary.
“Evernote competitors” represents one of the most popular queries used by Google users to find this site. So, while it is hard to argue that Evernote isn’t the best note taker for Android perhaps a more appropriate contest would determine Evernote’s best competitor. Which app positions itself best to knock of Evernote? When Evernote stop innovating who will provide the notepad app to which Android phone and tablet users will turn?
In recent weeks this blog featured multiple posts about the Evernote ecosystem. The app features a robust API allowing third party developers to tap into Evernote’s data and provide great products for web and app users.
Evernote features the ecosystem and provides its developers with resources and recognition through a yearly “trunk” conference. The second rendition of the conference takes place in late August of this year. The effort pays dividends as a numbers of developers are taking advantage of the API and serve as impetus for recent posts on this blog.
So, how about a best use of the Evernote API contest? Instead of limiting the contest to just native apps or web apps both types of development could compete against each other for best use of the API.
And, let’s not forget about Catch Notes. Catch also allows developers to tap into an API. Perhaps it would be right to recognize Catch Note API users as well.