Evernote launched Hello, an app to help you remember names and faces for the iPhone about six months ago. The way the app works is simple: when you meet someone and you want to remember who they are, if you both have iPhones you can swap phones and enter your information in the other's person's phone with Evernote. The app then prompts you to take a picture of yourself to put in the other person's phone. Finally, you return phones and Evernote will send both of you an email with your information. To help you remember more details, the app will store data of where you met like location information and a map and address. Evernote Hello now is available for Android users so if you meet someone at a party that you'd like to remember and they have an Android phone, Evernote will help you remember them as well.
Evernote Hello now on Android
Evernote wrote in a blog post, “Evernote Hello is designed to mimic the way the human brain works. When we meet someone, our brains start building connections. They tie names and faces to time, location and context. Unfortunately, for the longest time, we were forced to remember people alphabetically in address books.” Hello for Android also gives you the option of putting in the other person's information in the app yourself or pulling their information directly from your address book. If you've connected your Evernote account to an account you might have on LinkedIn, you can have the app pull information from LinkedIn for anything that you may have missed.
When you enter someone's information in Evernote Hello, the application will automatically generate a feature called Encounter which will help you remember the circumstances in which you met. Encounter will not only include a map and street view of the location in which you met but also notes about the individual, additional snapshots, and any related notes that you have in your Evernote account. Evernote Hello's homescreen features what they're calling a Mosaic which contains the pictures of all the people you've met in chronological order. You can swipe vertically to see everyone and if you tap on a picture, you will be able to pull up the information you have on them and all your Encounters. Since the mosaic is chronological, you will see the same faces multiple times if you've had multiple encounters. Evernote Hello for Android is available for free from Google Play.