Evernote Peek: The First Smart Cover App That Could Make You Smarter

One of the best parts of the iPad 2 is the colorful, magical smart cover that comes as a peripheral. Lift the cover and your iPad turns on, drop it and it goes to sleep. It’s kind of addictive. But what if someone actually built an app around that fidgety behavior?

Well, Evernote just did. It’s called Evernote Peek, a free app for the iPad 2 that is designed around the smart cover. It is the first smart cover app, and it may even make you smarter.

Evernote Peek is a simple Q&A quiz app. You lift the cover a little and to see a question like “How fast does light travel?” or “Who was the fifth President of the United States”? Then lift the cover a little more to see the answer. Yup, people are going to be killing a lot of time in coffee shops with this app.

The general trivia questions don’t’t really have anything to do with the main Evernote apps, other than the fact that it reinforces its slogan, “Remember Everything.” But you can also connect the app to your own Evernote notebooks and turn them into study guides. Your note titles become the clues and the text of the notes becomes the answers.