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Short takes: Evernote launches new web client and to add Work Chat, Wunderlist links Dropbox, Box delays IPO again

Evernote has accepted that its app is ugly, and as a first step in rectifying that the company has released a very attractive, clean, and intuitive web client, now available in beta. I plan a longer article once I have tried using it for a while. I hope this means that updated versions of the many Evernote clients is coming, too.

The app opens in a starkly minimal editor with a pulldown of styling options.

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The Notes view defaults to a list sorted by date edited, but various options exist.

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Notebooks are displayed in a lovely way.

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And perhaps the biggest news is the announcement of Evernote Work Chat, which will be a chat capability engineered within Evernote, to be released in late 2014.

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This is another example of contextual conversation (see Contextual conversation: Work chat will dominate collaboration), and this will immediately move Evernote from being a personall and team knowledge management solution to becoming a work technology platform, and competing with solutions like Slack, Hipchat, Yammer, and Microsoft’s new Groups (see Microsoft rolling out Groups in Office 365: the end of Yammer?).

I am going to try to get a demo, ASAP.

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Wunderkind has announced that Wunderlist now integrates with Dropbox, the product’s first integration. This allows the attachment of Dropbox files to Wunderlist tasks.

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This is a synced attachment, so updates in the files are reflected in Wunderlist tasks. Currently supported for Web and Android, and soon for iOS.

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Arik Hasseldahl reports that Box is shifting the company’s IPO date again, this time out to 2015, after completing the company’s firscal third quarter. Perhaps the market makers are telling Box that the company’s valuation is too high?

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