Our Windows Phone version keeps getting better. Today, we released version 2.1, which is packed with a number of features and improvements. Let’s take a look at what’s new and also explore some of the things you can do with Evernote on Mango devices.
Pin anything to the home screen
Evernote for Windows Phone 7 now lets you pin the things you need right to your home screen, letting you quickly access features, notes and notebooks. Here’s how it works.
Go to Evernote Settings > General > Pin to Start Page. Here you can choose to pin specific new note options, such as a new text note, snapshot note and new audio note. Tapping these options from the home screen will launch into the note.
Jump to specific notes, notebooks, tags, and searches
If you have notes and notebooks that your access frequently, you can now pin those to your home screen, too. To pin a notebook or tag, swipe to the relevant screen, then tap the Pin button at the bottom of the screen. On the home screen the tile will include a number showing how many notes are related to the notebook or tag.
To pin a note, open the note and tap the dots in the menu and choose Pin this Note.
If you find yourself frequently creating the same type of note, then we have some good news. Rather than putting in identical information every time, Evernote now lets you create a template. Template notes can take a number of different forms. You can create simple text-only templates, or you can make templates that simplify a complex workflow. For example, you can make a template that launches the camera and then attaches the snapshot to a note that contains some pre-filled text—great for capturing business cards and making expense reports.
How to make a template
To create a template, make a new note, then tap on the three dots in the menu. Choose “Pin as Template.” You will then be asked to identify the type of template that you wish to create. The resulting template will be pinned to your home screen.
Improved text editing
This update adds major improvements to the application’s text editing capabilities. Now, the experience of editing a plain text note is the same as creating the note. If your note contains rich content, then the experience hasn’t changed—just tap into the specific regions of the note that you wish to edit.
New language support
This update also adds support for a number of languages, including Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, and Polish.
We’ve also added a number of additional capabilities:
- Background sync: The app will complete a sync when the device is on a WIFI connection, even if the phone is locked.
- Search integration: Evernote is integrated with the Windows Phone search. If you swipe across on a search result, you will see notes in Evernote related to that search.
- More social: You can now share a note to Facebook, Twitter and Windows Live.
Stay tuned, we have lots more on the way.