Zite may have over-simplified some of its interface and eliminated one of the most important aspects–how it shares via Evernote. Make no mistakes, Zite allows for various ways to share content online via social media, but it dropped the ball with Evernote.
|Where in the Zite 2.0 is the Notebook feature? I miss this terribly. Anyone else?|
In the old Zite, you could share an article and drop it into a notebook at the same time using Evernote’s traditional screen:
Notice the option of choosing the Notebook appears in the screenshot above. This screen was present in Zite, but is no longer available in Zite 2.0.
In the new Zite, you only get the option of sharing it directly to Evernote…that means, the article goes straight into whatever your default folder (e.g. Weblinks) is on Evernote. To engage in content curation on Zite 2.0, you have to first share to Evernote, then go to Evernote and sort your recent saves into notebooks. Argh.
As a result, while the new Zite is nice, I’d rather have the old app back…it makes content curation a lot easier. Of course, if the new Zite could bring back the old Evernote sharing with notebooks, that would be something!
Zite now covers 40,000 topics, an increase twenty times over of the number of topics in the previous version. The app is now also integrated with Facebook so Zite can provide content suggestions based on your history in the social network.
While I’m at it, wouldn’t it be neat if Evernote allowed RSS feeds for tags, not just notebooks? Then this conversation would be moot since Zite allows for tagging of posts on their way to Evernote.