Editor’s Note: As of April 29, 2015, the Evernote features and pricing described in this blog post have changed. Please reference our comparison page for a current list of features and pricing levels.
Talk about a holiday gift! The Apple AppStore elves work in mysterious ways and they just approved the biggest Evernote for iPhone (version 3.2) in months! What’s new? Offline notebooks! Speed improvements! Better note editing! Longer audio recording! And, as if that wasn’t enough, you can now go Premium from within the app. Get Evernote for iPhone now from the App Store »
As always, please reboot your phone after installing a new application.
Local note caching
All notes that you create or view on the iPhone will be cached locally, so you can view them again even without a network connection. This feature is available to all users.
Premium feature: Offline notebooks
Premium users can now choose to be fully downloaded any and all of their notebooks to the device, making them instantly accessible even when offline (or on a plane). Tap on the new Sync tab and choose Offline Notebooks to configure this feature.
The larger the notebook the longer it will take to fully sync, but the plus side is you only have to do this once. For fastest results, we recommend doing this over Wi-Fi. Please note that the app will not be able to download all your notes if you select more notebooks than the available space left on your device.
[Important: There’s a small bug that inaccurately displays notebook sizes for premium users if you upgrade from the previous version of the app. Deleting the app from your phone and reinstalling fixes this.]
In-app purchase of Evernote Premium
Want to go Premium to take advantage of the new features? Now you can. You’ll be able to buy a month or year of Evernote Premium right from the new Sync tab in the app.
Double the talkity talk
This latest version doubles the length of Audio Note recordings, to a nice 20 minutes.
Searching now works offline, so you can search through your Favorites, cached notes and offline notebooks. If you have a network connection, the app will automatically search through both the notes on your phone and on the server.
Editing rich-text notes
If you try to edit a note that contains formatting, pictures or attachments, you’ll be given the option to append the new text (as before) or make an editable plain-text copy of the note. If you chose to strip out the formatting, a copy of the original note will be moved into the trash so you can recover it later.
New “Sync” tab
All of the Sync and Account features are now consolidated into one tab with real-time status of all sync operations.
Ability to search while synchronizing
The dreaded “already communicating with the server” message is gone for good. So long. Good bye.
Easily see all your notes
A new “All Notes” button when searching or filtering makes it easy to get back to all your notes with one click.
Every aspect of Evernote for iPhone is much faster: launching the app, searching, syncing, making new notes, browsing, etc. Our goal is to let you use Evernote without ever having to even notice the speed and this version is another big step in that direction.
Evernote for iPhone is now available in English, French, German and Russian with limited (but quickly growing) support for Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Portuguese and Chinese.