[UPDATE 10/6: New version available that fixes double spacing, makes Helvetica default font and resolves certain iOS 5 crashes.]
Today, Evernote for iOS (v 4.1.2) gets a number of much-requested enhancements. We’ve improved text handling, made sharing more powerful, added the ability to make checkboxes, and much more. Let’s dive into the details.
Our last iOS update was one of the biggest ever, mainly because it added support for editing rich text notes. Today’s update makes that functionality even better. Here’s how:
- Better simplified text: When trying to edit a complex note with elements that cannot be edited, Evernote presents an option to simplify the text. This process preserves many of the elements in the note, and removes others (tables, fonts and CSS styles are not preserved). Today’s update improves this functionality significantly to give you a simplified version that is as true to the original as possible, including preserving images, files and encrypted elements.
- Better font handling: Evernote for iOS preserves your default font settings, so content edited on iOS will display in the correct default font when viewed on the desktop.
- Encrypted elements appear in-line:If a note that you’re editing contains encrypted text, the encryption will now be shown in-line.
Edit notes in shared notebooks
If you’re a Premium user, then you can grant others editing rights to your notebooks—even if they aren’t Premium. Now, you can add your thoughts to someone’s notes even when you’re away from your desk. Simply open the shared notebook from your iOS device and edit an existing note or create a new one. Once the note syncs, everyone else that has access to that note will see the changes.
You can now create checkboxes from your iPhone or iPad. Make lists, to-dos and just about anything else. Simply click on the checkbox option in your note editor.
This version supports the shiny, new iOS 5. You’ll be seeing lots of cool new functionality and improvements very soon thanks to the features available in this new operating system.
More on the way
This update is full of big improvements, but there’s still more to come. Tell us what you think. We’re always listening.