Saturday, 1 December 2012

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook launch/meetup

Scored an invitation to the "user hand on session" (their words, not mine) of the local Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook launch/user meetup at Nosh (located a couple doors down from Cziplee) a few days ago, thanks to the guys from Cziplee. By the time I got there it was at the end of the media session, but I got to taste the hors d'oeuvres (delicious, by the way) while waiting.

Mmm, yums...

It was nice to see the room fill up slowly, but surely, even when it rained like crazy after 5 p.m.. It kicked off with the opening presentation by Tiang Lim, of Evernote Singapore. Following that were a couple of use cases (a term I hear a lot on the Evernote podcast) by Daniel Cerventus of and by business student Irwin Umban, who uses it for both school and his new startup called Stallsquare (which sounded like an interesting concept). The latter tried to do a live demo of the Smart Notebook, which took awhile, but it got there.

Things ended with a Q&A and (of course) lucky draw for Evernote tee shirts and (duh) for the Smart Notebooks. Got neither myself, but I can't complain. Then it was our turn to have a go at the hors d'oeuvres, but I only had some before leaving (still took me about an hour to get home - dang traffic and rain).

In case anyone was wondering - the goodie bag contained a plain I_KL pocket notebook, which completed my own collection (yay!) and a baggie of butter cookies from NOSH.