Bad with names? Try Evernote Hello
If you’re anything like me, you can meet a person, look them in the eye, shake their hand, have a 5-10 minute conversation with them, walk away then turn to whoever you’re with and ask, “now, what was their name again?”
It’s awful. I’ve tried so many different “mind-trick techniques” to try and remember names and faces but none seem to work.
To me, this is where technology can be a blessing. Say hello to Evernote Hello.
That’s right. An app that helps you remember names, faces and lots of other info about people you’ve just met.
I’ve had various reactions from people who’ve seen me use or heard me talk about Evernote Hello.
“It’s kind of creepy.”
I’ll admit it—it kind of is. I mean, I just met you, and this is crazy but… (no… I will NOT go there) can I take your picture with my phone? It’s got a very “I’m a stalker” vibe to it. But if you can convince your new acquaintance that you’re not a stalker, this app can come in pretty handy.
Here’s how the app has worked for me: it’s created an anchor point in my mind to draw on when trying to remember someone’s name, and lo, most of the time, I remember it. Amazing, right? I think just going through the action of taking their picture and entering their info cements who they are in my mind.
Plus, if I do forget, I can always review Hello to refresh my memory.
“It’s not very sincere.”
What’s less sincere, meeting someone and forgetting their name, or being mindful and intentional enough to store their info so I can remember who they are when I see them again? I’ll let you decide.
One of the biggest draws for me is that it integrates with my already-existing Evernote notebooks. Fact: if you’re not using Evernote, you’re not as productive as you could be. Let me know if you’ve got questions about that. I can rifle off half a dozen positive referrals to Evernote in a couple of minutes if need be.
What have you got to lose?
Evernote is free to use, and so is Evernote Hello. It’s available for both iPhone and Android. Give it a 30 day trial—the worst thing that can happen is it’s not helpful and you stop using it. But imagine what things will be like if it is helpful?
Got questions? Hit us up in the comments!