Now, it doesn’t work for me too well, I admit. Voice recognition software just plain doesn’t like me. I don’t know if it’s because I mumble (which I do), or my weird combination of New England, Southern, and Santa Cruz beach bum surfer dude accents, but I get some of the whackiest results from it that you can imagine. But you, thank your lucky stars, are not me. And you might like the fact that there is now a natural language front-end for Evernote:
BitQwik is a natural language front-end for Evernote users.
Unlock the power of Evernote’s rich set of search operators for finding notes with BitQwik! You can filter search results by the date created or modified, by file type such as PDF files and more, by the tags used or the source application that created the note, and many, many, other useful ways. Attention: Getting Things Done practitioners (GTD), please see this page).
Why don’t more people use Evernote’s powerful search operators?
Because you have to memorize the names and the syntax of the special search operators and that is hard. For example, suppose you want to search for all your notes that do not have the words “school” or “breakfast” in the title, that you created in March of 2012, and were made with Evernote Hello.
With BitQwik you simply type:
Show me notes that do not have school or breakfast in the title that I created in March and were made with Evernote Hello
Or any almost other sentence that means the exact same thing! There’s no special commands or syntax, just plain English sentences that state what you want.
BitQwik completely eliminates the learning curve because there is nothing to learn!
How? There is no manual because the manual is already in your brain. For example, below are some typical queries that you type directly into BitQwik to find your notes:
- “Show me notes created between May 1st and March 15 that are tagged with robotics, surgical robots, or telepresence”
- “I want notes sent to me via the E-mail gateway”
- “Find my encrypted notes that have the words financial data or private in the title but leave out notes I created yesterday”
- “Give me notes with pictures from Skitch”
You don’t learn how to use BitQwik, you tell it what you want with plain English and it answers you by showing you the notes you are looking for.
Questions or comments? Please join us on the forum thread dedicated to BitQwik and share in the discussion.
Sound useful? Well then, surf on over and check it out and, if you use it, be sure to tell us what you think below!