Editor’s Note: As of April 29, 2015, the Evernote features described in this blog post have changed. Please reference our comparison page for a current list of features and pricing levels.
The big updates keep on coming…Today, Evernote for Mac (version 2.1) gets a bunch of great new features, including social sharing, audio recording and search speed improvements. Here’s the latest:
Download Evernote for Mac directly from Evernote or check for updates. Mac App Store users, this update will be available very soon.
Sharing to Twitter, Facebook and more
In our last major Mac update we added the ability to share your notebooks and access notebooks that have been shared with you. Today, we’re expanding the sharing capabilities in Evernote for Mac one step further. You can now share an individual note over Facebook, Twitter, email and just about anyplace else.
You’ll notice a new Share button in the menu bar. Select the note you want to share, click the Share button and choose your preferred sharing option. With this new feature, Evernote offers the full spectrum of ways to share your memories, whether it’s collaborating on a notebook with a team or sharing your favorite recipe with your Twitter followers.
Record audio notes
Have you ever wanted to record a meeting and take notes at the same time? The new Audio Note option lets you do just that. Click on the Audio Note microphone icon and a new note window will pop open with an audio recorder pinned to the top of the note. Start recording by clicking Record. You can just let it go, or you can add text, attach a file or anything else you do with your notes. When you’re done, click on Save.
You can also start an audio note within an existing note, by opening the note in its own windows and clicking on the microphone icon in the note’s edit bar. The audio note will continue recording even if it’s in the background. A red dot will appear on the Evernote menu bar elephant to indicate that a note is currently recording.
Recording length is based on the total size of the note. Free users are allowed a total single note size of 25MB, while Premium users get 50MB per note. This translates to around 2 hours of recording for Free users and 4 hours for Premium, if there’s nothing else in the note.
Much faster searching of large accounts
It used to be fairly uncommon for us to meet an Evernote user with several thousand notes. Now that’s completely normal–which is pretty awesome. The unfortunate side effect was that searching through those notes in Evernote for Mac would become slower and slower. Not anymore. We’ve dramatically improved search speeds. So, you can keep growing your account without worrying about a slow down.
We also made a lot of under-the-hood improvements and squashed a bunch of bugs. There’s lots more in the works. Stay tuned.