Over the past several months, we’ve released major updates to our four most popular versions: Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android. Today, we’re excited to unveil the fifth newly redesigned member of the Evernote family, Evernote Web.
All of our recent redesigns have had several key ideas in common:
- Improving the user experience
- Optimizing performance
- Getting the most out of each platform’s native capabilities
- Incorporating as much user feedback as possible
Each one of these core concepts played a critical role in our decisions around the new Evernote Web. Take a look for yourself.
Consistent, easy-to-use interface
The most obvious change you’ll notice in Evernote Web is the entirely new interface. For those of you that use our desktop versions, the new three-panel interface will look pretty familiar. From left to right: the left panel shows your notebooks and tags, the note list can be found in the middle and single note view on the right allows you to view and edit your notes. We moved Search into a more convenient location, just above the note list.
Here are some additional notable features and capabilities:
- Notebooks Stacks: Visually group your notebooks into Stacks by either dragging one notebook onto another or by clicking on the arrow that shows up when you mouse over a notebook and choosing Add to Stack.
- Snippet view: The note list Snippet View allows you to get a lot more useful information about your note without needing to open it–perfect for quick browsing.
- Saved Searches: Perform any searches that you’ve saved using a desktop version of Evernote by clicking into the Search bar. Saved searches will appear in a drop down list.
- Multi-selecting and dragging: The new Evernote Web allows you to select multiple notes by holding down the CMD key on Mac or the CTRL key on Windows as you click. Once you’ve selected the desired notes, you can drag these notes into a new notebook, tag or into the trash.
- Auto-save: When creating or editing a note you can now select whether you want Evernote to autosave your note as you write, or to save it manually. Choose your preferred mode by clicking on the Autosave switch above the note editor.
Quickly share individual notes over Facebook, email and more!
Our focus is on your memory–helping you save and find all of your ideas, projects and inspirations wherever you may be. As you add more and more stuff into Evernote, you’ll likely want to share bits and pieces with family, friends and colleagues. That’s why we’re excited to announce a major expansion of our sharing capabilities to include quick sharing of individual notes through Facebook, email and your instant messenger.
Now, you have two great options for sharing your notes. If you’re working with a team on a project, then share a whole notebook. Or, if you want to share an individual note with friends, you can do that too. In the web interface, we’ve placed both sharing options into a new Share button located at the top of each note. Click the button to beginning sharing. It’s quick and easy. If at some point you decide that you no longer want to share a note, you can simply click on the word “Shared” that appears in the Note details to deactivate sharing.
Here’s an example of a shared note from my account. It’s a list of restaurants in San Francisco that I want to try. By the way, shared notes look great on mobile devices too.
We’re launching this feature as part of our Evernote Web redesign and will be adding it to other versions of Evernote shortly. You will also soon be able to share your notes to Twitter and other social sites.
To view notebooks that other Evernote users have shared with you, click on “Linked Notebooks” below your notebook list.
Work in progress
There are several features that we have not yet implemented in the new Evernote Web. These include: filtering by note attributes, viewing your note history, attaching files, printing your note, and creating saved searches. This functionality is coming. If you’re looking for any of these features, or just want to take your time diving into the new layout, you can go to the old Evernote Web interface by clicking the link at the top of the Evernote Web screen.
The new Evernote Web is not just visually different, it’s also completely rewritten to make the underlying architecture faster, more responsive and more modern. All of this means that Evernote Web will be better for you today, and that we’ll be able to add more great features in the future. Stay tuned.
What do you think of the new Evernote Web? Let us know in the comments.