I’m in San Francisco for Macworld/iWorld and I’ve been so busy having fun that I haven’t had much time to post. So expect a flurry of activity as I catch up over the next few days. Before the show started, thanks to the generosity of a Mac Power Users Listener I had the opportunity to pilgrimage up to Cupertino to visit the “mother ship” for lunch at Cafe Macs. It was great fun and an excellent opportunity to take a sneak peak inside Apple.
Adding to the experience, my friend BiL invited our group to tour Evernote. As you may have heard, I’m a huge fan of Evernote and touring their campus was a lot of fun. It was such an energetic and enthusiastic group of developers who enjoyed chatting with us and learning about how we used Evernote and our thoughts for improving the platform. In addition to talking with the developers of Evernote, I also had an opportunity to chat with Chris Pearson, the developer of Skitch. I might have gotten a sneak peak at a few new features coming in Evernote, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. What I can say is I’m more excited than ever about this platform having met the people behind it.
A few cool things I can talk about…first, when you walk into the lobby at Evernote, they have a coffee bar and they make the managers take turns playing barista. Evernote is incredibly Mac friendly and everywhere you looked you saw Apple hardware. One of my favorite amenities was their super-cool vending machine that was stocked with wireless keyboards, mice, power adapters, cables of every kind and iTunes gift cards that employees access simply by waving their badges. I’m looking into getting one of these for my office.