ParaGraph International, the company Stepan Pachikov used to work for earlier, provided handwriting recognition technology to Apple. In 1993, Apple used to ship a gadget called Newton's handheld computer which utilised the technology patented by ParaGraph. Stepan Pachikov was largely inspired by the note taking feature of Newton, which included scrolling back and forth through every item listed. Pachikov also noticed that the note-taking software space was dull in terms of innovation, even though the market was saturated with many products already existing that enabled people to take notes on their devices.
One common theme that Stapan Pachikov observed was that each such tool had two main features, which, for him, were limitations. One was that they stored only snippets of information, and the other, that the storage was available only for the short-term. Pachikov's idea was to build a major upgrade, addressing these limitations. He wanted to create an app that could store all the information one wished to remember, and store it for an indefinite period of time.
Stepan Pachikov's vision was to see every handheld device (now smartphones) integrated with Evernote.
Stepan Pachikov completed the build of Evernote and first launched it as a Windows app in the year 2000.