The youngest member of the Evernote family, Evernote for Windows Phone, got a bunch of great new capabilities today including rich text editing, new sharing options, checking off boxes, decrypting text, and more. Let’s dive in.
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Rich text editing and more
Your notes can take many forms. Sometimes they’re just text; sometimes they’re web clips; and sometimes they have styled text and checkboxes. Now, regardless of what your note contains, you’ll be able to edit it from your Windows Phone.
To edit a note, open it and tap on the edit button in the menu. Next find the area of the note that your wish to edit and tap on it. After you’ve made the changes, tap the check mark. If you’re adding text, then you’ll notice that Evernote automatically maintains the style of the given region that you were editing, meaning that if it the text in that area was bold, your additions will also be bold.
You can also append images and text to the end of any note.
Sharing URLs to notes
Evernote for Windows Phone now allows you to copy a URL to an individual note and paste into an email, IM app, Twitter, or just about any place you like. To do this, open a note and tap on the gift icon. You will see the URL appear in a box along with a copy icon. Tap the copy icon and you’re ready to paste the URL anywhere.
Please note, in order to use this feature you must have a network connection and have the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system.
Rotating and saving images
Say you have an image inside of a web clip that you’d like to rotate. Now you can. Edit the note and tap on the image. You can then choose to rotate the image however you like. Once you tap Save the image orientation will be updated in the note. You can also save an image to your Pictures Hub by expanding the image editing menu.
In the same way that Evernote for Windows Phone preserves the look and feel of the text region you’re editing, you can also add checkboxes to existing lists. Edit a note and tap into a checkbox to-do list. Every new line that you create will start with a checkbox.
You can also check-off existing checkboxes by tapping on them.
Decrypting note content
Evernote desktop lets you encrypt areas of text. This is great for storing passwords, credit card numbers and anything else that you’d like to keep safe. You can now decrypt these items from your phone. Tap on the encrypted region, then enter your passphrase. This will show you the encrypted text. The text will once again become hidden as soon as you leave the note.
An important note about encryption in Evernote: Never forget your encryption passphrase. Neither the Evernote application nor Evernote staff can help you decrypt any encrypted information if you lose the passphrase.
Many other great improvements
This update also includes many additional enhancements to speed and stability, as well as interface improvements. There’s a lot more on the way. Stay tuned.