When I got my iPad 2 with its Smart Cover, I kept lifting the cover up a bit, just to make sure it was working. Yep. The iPad sprang to life each time I opened it. Thanks to Evernote Peek, now there’s actually something for me to do when I flip up that cover.
Evernote Peek’s concept is as easy to grasp as the Smart Cover’s edge. When the app is running, the user can lift up the Smart Cover’s first fold to find a trivia question such as “How do you say coffee in Japanese?” Lift the cover one more fold and the app gives you the answer. Evernote Peek is, however, more than just a clever trivia machine. It’s also a really convenient replacement for flashcards. With an Evernote account the app lets users to add their own questions. Oh, Evernote Peek, where were you when I was learning Latin grammar?
It’s an idea so simple that developers across the globe are probably smacking their bespectacled heads right this minute and exclaiming, “why didn’t I think of that?”
Evernote Peek imports a users Evernote Notebooks to create the flash cards. The app will even keep score for you. Evernote recommends that users turn up their iPad’s brightness to 75% and turn off auto-lock before using the app. Evernote Peek is available for download in the App Store for free.
Maybe Evernote Peek is just the beginning of a host of apps which use the Smart Cover. Perhaps a stylus-based to-do list that adds a user’s quick scrawl to an ongoing list of reminders would be nice. Let us know in the comments if you plan to use Evernote Peek, or if you think there is a future for Smart Cover-based apps.