In all of the excitement of Wednesday’s announcement, we haven’t had a chance to mention a bunch of nice new features that were a part of the Evernote for Mac and Evernote for Windows updates. This post will focus on Mac, the next one will be about Windows.
Download Evernote for Mac (version 1.10 – that’s “one point ten,” I had no idea that was possible) or check for updates
Redesigned note info area
The top note info area received a nice tidying up that makes it more intuitive and saves precious real estate.
- To expose additional details about your note, click on the arrow. In previous versions, this could only be done by pressing the “More info” icon in the toolbar. (Did you know that you can customize the toolbar? Just right click on it.)
- The title area is now a large, clear text field.
- The notebook dropdown has been moved up to be aligned with the title, making notebook changes easier.
- The date picker displays as a calendar.
- Unlike previous versions, the URL is a link. To edit it, click on the pencil icon.
- These icons show whether or not the note needs to be synced and if any image and pdf resources in the note have been indexed for recognition.
Hide unassigned tags
There’s a new option under the View menu called “Hide Unassigned Tags.” Checking that option will remove any tags from your tag list that do not apply to your current notebook, search or filter. This is a great way to keep an, otherwise, large tag list nice and tidy. And, if you ever want to see all of your tags, just click on the “Click to Show All Tags” text in the tag list.
This feature is also a good way to search for specific tags. Just start typing the tag name, and watch as unrelated tags disappear. This tip works best for unique tag names that would not show up as text within your notes.
Most Evernote mobile platforms automatically attach your location to new notes. In the past this information was displaying only as longitude and latitude, which, as it turns out, isn’t all the useful at a glance. So, Evernote now presents that information as the location name. If you want to see or edit the longitude and latitude, simply click on the pencil icon near the location. Clicking on the location opens Google Maps.
Better screen clipping
This feature came out in the previous update, but I neglected to mention it. Clipping screenshots directly into Evernote is much improved. You can activate the screen clipper from either the menu bar elephant or by pressing Control+Command+C. The new cross hair interface makes it easier to align and select a clip of a portion of the screen. If you want to clip an entire application window, simply click in the window without selection. Clipping the window will create a note with the title of that window as the note title. Very convenient.