We’re excited to bring you the latest update to Evernote for Android (version 2.6), which includes a number of fantastic new features and behind-the-scenes enhancements. Get the latest version now from the Android Market »
New view: Snippets
We’re always trying to strike a balance between information-density and your device’s form factor. Too much content, and it’s difficult to parse. Too little, and it feels empty. With this release, we’re introducing Snippet note list view. The Snippet View is designed to be more dynamic, giving you the most useful information about your note in the smallest amount of space.
If a note contains an image, then we’ll show the note title, some text and a thumbnail. If the note is text-only, then instead of having a thumbnail, we’ll use the full width to display as much of the text as we can fit. It’s all meant to give you maximum at-a-glance information. In many cases, you won’t even need to open the note–you’ll get all you need from the snippet.
We still have the other views available. You can switch to them from the view options menu.
Recently, Evernote for Windows and Mac added Notebook Stacks, a feature which lets you visually group your notebooks. Now, you can see stacks that you created on the desktop from Evernote for Android. If there are specific notebooks that are most useful when accessed from your phone–trip itineraries or shopping lists–consider creating a stack called Mobile for those notebooks. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for on the go.
Edit styled notes from your Android device
Now, you can edit any note in your account, whether a text notes, webclip, snapshot, or audio note. You won’t see that pesky “Append or Copy” popup ever again. This feature works by maintaining the styling of whatever element you decide to edit. For example, if you edit a bulleted list, the next line you create will also be a bullet; if you edit a section of bold text, then the content you add will also have bold text; and so on. You can also now edit web clips, notes with images, and any other note that’s already in your account.
A note on this feature: Evernote for Android now supports editing existing styled text, but it does not yet allow you to create new styled text or re-style existing text. We’re working on that. We’re also working on bringing these features to other mobile versions of Evernote. Stay tuned.
And there’s more…
- Improved sync performance: Notes sync around 6 times faster than in previous versions
- Edit Saved Searches before running them by tapping and holding the search name
- Improved image scaling
- Faster note loading and application performance
- Many many additional bug fixes throughout
There’s more great stuff for Android on the way. Also, you’ll start seeing some of the features in this update appear in other versions of Evernote soon.