Evernote Text Editor Task Creation

Evernote, the unique note keeping desktop, mobile, and web-based application allows users to upload notes from images or PDFs or create them right in the software as one would any publishing system. The note creation editor features a simple rich text editor with one feature that is uncommon for web-based editors--a task checkbox. All this does is insert a checkbox wherever the insertion mark (cursor) is located, and while in edit mode, allows you the user to toggle between checked (done) and unchecked (to do). The toggle does not work in view mode, unfortunately. You can then filter notes to show those that contain that contain unfinished, completed, or all tasks.

I really like where Evernote is heading with some of the functionalities they're putting into the editor. They could go a bit further and actually allow link creation between notes and achieving something like a base set of wiki functionality for single users without necessitating forward linking, which is often the biggest cognitive barrier to entry for those new to wikis. The use of tags and notebooks should be enough organizing power for most users.

1. Creating tasks in notes editor by simply clicking the checkbox icon in the editor controls adds checkbox at insertion point. Tasks may be checked to show done/todo state in edit mode.
2. In view mode, the checkboxes appear, but may not be checked.
3. Tasks may be filtered in the notes browser. Interestingly, Evernote even found checkboxes in the PDF of Luke Wroblewski's Forms ebook as well, and though they were to do items.