It’s been a while since Evernote for BlackBerry received some much-deserved polishing, which is why we’re so excited about today’s 3.3 release. Now, BlackBerry owners (OS 5+) have a truly first class Evernote application. Here’s why:
This update adds a number of features that make the application much faster and allow you to use it no matter where you find yourself.
The first thing that happens when you launch the updated app is a Sync. This sync pulls down thumbnails and some information about your notes: titles, tags, etc. Doing this allows you to browse through your note list, even when you’re offline.
Now that more note content is stored on the device, browsing and opening your notes is much faster. The BlackBerry app no longer constantly requests information from the service because much of what it needs is sitting right there. What used to take minutes, now takes seconds.
Create notes without a network connection
No network connection? No problem. The new Evernote for BlackBerry lets you create new notes with text, audio and photos, whenever you like. These notes are pinned to the top of your note list in a Pending state until you get onto a network, at which point they will sync into your account. You can even edit the pending notes, if you need to.
View notes offline
Whenever you create a note, or view the note, it will be stored locally on your device. This means that you won’t need a network connection in order to view the note later. If the note has an attached file, say a PDF, you’ll first need to view the file while you have a network connection before it will be available offline.
Lots of improvements
In addition to the offline capabilities, we’ve also made numerous enhancements to the app.
- Better Sync: Exiting the application during sync will pause the sync. It will pick up where it left off when you return.
- Attach any file type: Free and Premium users can add any file stored on the device or SD card (as long as it falls under the size restrictions) to a note.
- Better use of the SD card: Evernote makes better use of the SD card so that you can store more and retrieve things faster.
Tip: Browse by notebooks and tags
You can now easily browse by notebooks and tags. To do this, go to the Search screen, then type in a notebook or tag. It will show up in the drop down. Tap on it, and you’re all set. You can do the same for Saved Searches.
More to come
There are many more updates and enhancements coming to Evernote for BlackBerry. Stay tuned.